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EEPORTS OF PROCEEDINGS 



OF TH E 



CITY COUNCIL OF BOSTON 



FOE THE MUNICIPAL YEAR 1882, 



Commencing Monday, January 2d, 1882, and ending Monday, 

January 1st, 1883. 



BEING REPRINTS OF REPORTS AS PUBLISHED BY CONTRACT IN THE BOSTON 

EVENING TRAVELLER. 



Second Sei'ies. 'Voliiin© 3. 




BOSTON^ : 

PRESS OF ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS. 

(REPRINTS OF REPORTS PROM THE TRAVELLER PRESS.) 



In accordance with an order of the City Council, and a vote of the 
Committee on Printing, the following index has been prepared under super- 
vision of the Superintendent of Printing. 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 

FOR THE MUNICIPAL YEAR 1882. 



Plan or Compilation. — Under the names of streets, persons, and subjects, appear all matters pertaining thereto, exceptions 
as follows : numerously signed petitions in aid, and for public objects, and similar remonstrances, appear under subjects only, not 
names of persons; also nominations of persons not elected; precinct officers and polling-places appear under Elections; nominating 
committees appear under Committees only; committees for temporary service during a session are not indexed; conference 
committees appear under subjects only. 

[Preceding the figures indicating page, a signifies Aldermen, c Common Council.] 



A street — 

Tracks : petition a 305 

Stable : rear, near Souther's building, petition a 402; permit 420 
Wooden buildings : near Eastern av., erection, petition a 418; 
permit 466, c 477 
Movement from rear Congress st., petition a 555 ; permit 
563 
Abbott, Charles A. — 

Appointed public weigher a 359 
Abbott street (ward 24) — 

Plank walks : petition a 470 
Accounts — 

Joint standing committee, a 3, 73, c 7; organization a 16, c 78 
County accounts, standing committee a 14 
Uncolleotable accounts, cancellation authorized a 161, c 164 
Refreshment bills, order referred c 417; report, order relating 
to apijroval of bills referred c 443; order to pay certain 
bills passed c 443 ; report, assigned c 530 
Auditor of Accounts— 

Monthly exhibits: Jan. 15; Feb. 73; March 121; April 
208; June c37i; Aug. 403; Sept. 457; Oct. 607; Nov. 
565 
Estimates for 1882-83 referred c 112, a 121; report, orders 
passed a 158, 163; assigned c 165; amended and 
passed c 184; conference a 195, c 201 ; correction 203; 
report, orders passed a 208, c 218, a 222, c 230 
Authorized to make closing ti'ansfers a 148, c 151 
Salary — see Salaries 

Annual report authorized in pi'int a 256, e 260; report 361 
Report on leases a 269 
Auditor elected a 270, c 275 
Official term of auditor — see Ordinances 
Adams, Charles Francis — 

Tremont St., Hotel Boylston, steam-boiler, petition a 156 ; per- 
mit 173 
Adams, Fannie C. — 

177 Commonwealth av., sidewalk, petition a 495; order 
passed 507 
Adams, Francis M. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Adams, Freeborn — 

L St., near East Broadway, bay windows, petition, order 
notice a 506 ; hearing 637 ; permit 563 
Adams, George Z., et al. — 

Geneva-avenue extension, lamps, petition a 182; report 625 
Adams, Joel M. — 

Pay for fowls killed by dog, petition a 21 ; order passed 56 
Adams, Joseph W. — 

School street (W.R.) relocation, $50 damages, order passed 
a 383 
Adams, O. F., et al.— 

Eliot St. (ward 23), sewer, petition a 388; report, order 
notice 392; hearing 393; order passed 396 
Adams square — 

Circular area and lamp : order passed a 558 
Adams street (Dorchester) — • 

Macadamizing : from railroad bridge to Washington st., peti- 
tion a 84 
Sprinkling : petition a 204 ; order passed 225 
Crosswalks : at Field's Corner, report a 237 
Hitching-post : near Cedar Grove station, petition a 248; per- 
mit 256 
Wooden building : corner Gibson St., movement, petition 
a 340 ; permit 361 
Adams street (ward 20) — 

Bay windows, corner Eustis St., petition, order notice a 462; 
hearing 497 ; leave to withdraw 507 



Adams street (ward 25) — 

Steam-engine and boiler : hearing a 419 ; permit 613 
Ahearn, James — 

Harrison av., personal injuries, petition a 590 
Ahern, Timothy- 
Movement of wooden buildings : from 86 Hampshire st. to 
138 Vernon St., petition a 434; permit 465 
From 18 to 81 Centre st. (ward 21) , permit a 625 
Ahern, T. & Son- 
Petition for leave to move wooden buildings a 195 ; permit 209 
Movement of wooden buildings : from Cottage to Clifton sts., 
petition a 393 ; permit 404 
Aid, Mary — 

51 P St., sidewalk abatement, order passed a 256 
Alaska street — 

Edgestones .'corner Blue Hill av., petition a 269 
Sidewalks : ISo. 24-38, petition a384; order passed 391 
Alban street (ward 24) — 

Grading, gutters : petition a 388 
Albany street — 

Sprinkling: petition a 221; order passed 237 

From Dover to Way sts., petition a 462 ; report 471 
Edgestones, sidewalks, paving: from Swett st. to East Ches- 
ter park, order passed a 237 
Removal of earth or sprinkling: petition a 254 
Wooden buildings ; corner E. Dedham St., erection, petition 
a 14 ; permit a 41, c 43 
Erection, permit a 40, c 43 

No. 760-770, erection, petition a 269; permit a 325, c 331 
No. 843, erection, petition a 305; leave to withdraw 
a 325, c 331 
Fire department repair-shop : corner Bristol St., order passed 

c 69, a 72 
Claims : personal injuries a 378 
Crosswalks: between Northampton and Pike sts., order 

passed a 382 
Wharf repairs : order passed a 382 
Grade damages a 391, 496, 524 
Albert street (ward 24) — 

Melting furnace : near Kemp st., petition a 571; permit 584 
Albriifht, Nicholas- 
Washington St., near Keyes St., edgestones, petition a 305; 
order passed 558 
Alcorn, William — 

Appointed assistant superintendent Charles-river bridge 
a4U6 
Alden, Morton — 

Appointed : measui-er of wood and bark a 108 ; weigher of 
coal a 193 ; weigher and inspector of bundle hay a 193 
Alden place (ward 23) — 

Stable: petition a 453; permit 465 
Aldermen, board of— 
Called to order 1 

Message from common council, of quorum present 1 
Convention with members elect of common council 1 
Prayer by chaplain 1 
Inauguration of mayor 1 

Oaths of office administered to aldermen elect by mayor 1 
Inaugural address delivered by mayor 1 
Ballotings for chairman 3, 16 
Chairman elected 61 

Committees— see alphabetic heads; also Committees 
Message from common council, of organization 3 
Convention for choice of city clerk 3 
Conventions with School Connnittee — see Schools 
Regular meetings, Mondays 4 o'clock assigned 3 
Powers of aldermen — see Legislative matters 



IV 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Contingent fund, approval of bills authorized 16, 626; addi- 
tional appropriation a 40, 53, 75, c 77 
Petition of William Frost— see Elections 
Messa'.'e to council, of seating of alderman Frost in place of 

Charles V. Wliitten, and~electiont)f cliairraan 73 
Use of aldermen's room, order passed 238 
Special adjournments 270, 407, 593, 609 
Summer vacation 328 
Members of city council and salaried offices, order offered 

a 383; substitute passed a 3S4; rejected c 412, 431 
Death of ex-mayor Norcross, proceedings 401 
Closing proceedings 025 
Alexander, Alexis, et ul. — 

Appointed undertakers a 108 
Alexander, J. M. — 

25 Curve st., $2,400 grade damages, order passed a 496 
Alford street (Charleslown) — 

Middlesex K.R. track: between West st. and Arlmgtou av., 
petition a 453; report, order notice 465; hearing 497; or- 
der passed 507 
Wooden building: corner Arlington av., addition, petition 
a 485 ; permit a 496, c 509 
Alger street (ward 15) — 

Wooden addition to building: petition a 434; permit a 469, 
c 477 
Allandale springs — . . 

Passenger wagons: from the monument (J. P.). petition 
a 204 ; license 237 
Allandale street — 

Lamps : petition a 254, 340 
Allen, A. H.— 

Cambridge et., wooden addition to building, permit a 40, 
c 43 
Allen, George II. — 

Appointed superintendent of lamps a 84 
Allen, Thomas J., et ul. — 

Ashland et. (ward 24), eprinkling, petition a 269 
Allen street — 

Sewer: extension from Blossom st. towards Chambers st., 
petition a 144, report, order notice 175; hearing 195; 
order passed 199; schedule of cost 582; order for assess- 
ment and collection 008 
Allston square (ward 25) — 

Stable: petition a 388; permit 396 
Allston street (ward 25) — 

Stable : corner Brighton av., petition a 96; permit 109 
Allston street (ward 24) — 

Stable : corner Mather .St., petition a 571 ; permit 587 
Alpine .-itreet (Koxbury) — 
Sidewalks : petition a 388 
No. 58, petition a 388 
No. 48, petition a 388 
No. 6ii, petition a 418 
No. 52-54, petition a 418 
Alther, Emily— 

Olney St., steam-engine, petition, order notice a 182; hearing 
221 ; permit 237 
American Carpet Lining Co. — 

Sherman si., near Fred st. (ward 4) , wooden building, erection, 
petition a 305 ; permit a 328, c 3:il 
Araeriearf Electric Light Co. — see Lamps 
American Electric and Illuminating Co. — see Lamps 
American Bell Telephone Co. — see Telephone wires 
American Rubber Co. — 

Simmons st., steam-engine, hearing 195; permit 209 
Ames, Frederick L. — 

515— V^l Washington st., bay-windows, petition, ordernotice 
a 403; hearing 434; leave to withdraw 455 
Ames, Hiram — 

Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 150; resignation, 
referred a 236 
Ames, O. T. — 

333, 335, 337 Beacon St., eidewalks, petition a 393 ; order passed 
405 
Ames, Samuel T., et. al. — 

Gloucester St., from Commonwealth av., to passage-way rear 
Newbury st., plank-walk and fence, petition a 485 
Amherst street — 

Grading, gravelling : order passed a 308 
Amory, Anna M. — 

School St. (W. R.), relocation, $375 damages, order passed 

a 329 
Stony brook improvement, $146.28 damages, order passed 
c 493, a 4J5 
Pay for land, petition a 506; order passed a 564 
Amory street (ward 23) — 

Steam-engine : permit a 16 

Name of part of Boylston st. changed to Amory et. a 84 
Sidewalk: petition a 84; order passed 309 
Grade : petition a 359 
Anderson, Albert — 

54 and 6 Dock sq., melting furnace, petition a 144; permit 158 
Anderson, Sarah E. — 

8 C;obden st., sidewalk, petition a 378 
Anderson, William J., tt ul. — 

Kneeland st., at South et., crossing, petition a 418 



Andrews, Ilenry — 

178 K St., sidewalk, petition a 108 
Andrews, Jlenry D., et al. — 

Bennington'st., between Bremen and Swift sts., sewer, peti- 
tion a 402 ; report, order notice 468 ; hearing 470 ; order 
passed 472 
Andrews, Richard F. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Autlioiiy, Benjamin Franklin, alderman — 
Oaths of olliee 1 

Appointed: committee on armories 14; licenses 14, 72; 
streets (bd. aid. and joint) 14; Mt. Hope and Cedar 
Grove cemeteries 14; overseers of poor 14, 72; salaries 
14; inspection buildings 14: Stony brook 22, resigned 
239; petition of William Frost 42; public library 72; 
fourth of July 173; Orchard park 379 
Remarks : 

Frost- Whiften contested election case 39 
Superintendent of common 85 
Stable on Federal st. 284 
Laborers' ))ay 306 
Extension of I'hillips st. 471 
New bridge to Charlestown 475 
Temporary bridge at new Adams house 488 
Omnibus line from Brookline 522 
Extension of Chapman place 592 
Apollonio, Nicholas A. — 

Nominated and elected city registrar a 85, c 87 
Appleton street (ward 16) — 

Stable : petition a 254; leave to withdraw 284 
Electric light : corner Calumbus av. and Weet Canton St., 
petition a 002 
Appleton, William S.— 

Elected record commissioner n 270, c 275 
Appropriations — 

Annual appropriations — see Accounte, auditor's estimates 

$5000 for courtesies to distinguished visitors c 9 

$800 for contingent fund of common council c 28, a 39 

$1500 to contingent fund board of aldermen a 40, 53, 75, c 77 

$4000 to asses.'sors* department a 59, c 65, 78 

$10,000 to board of health a 59, c 63 

$1000 to sealer of weights and measures a 59, c 65, 78 

$8000 to fire department a 59, c 6i, 78 

$3000 for free concerts c 95, 101, a 109 

$20,000 forCochituale water-works c 101, a 109 

$1600 for armories a 121, 148, c 151 

$10,000 for pauper expenses a 14S, c 151 

$3000 for almshouse, Austin farm a 148, c 151 

$15,000 to county of Suffolk a 148, c 151 

$8')0 to contingent fund joint committees a 148, c 151 

$4500 to Citv iiospital a'l48, c 151 

$3000 to bridges a 148, c 151 

Closing transfers authorized a 148, c 151 

$12,500 for fourth of July c 168, a 173 

$1,500,000 for improved sewenig.^ svstem a 223, 236, 248, c 260 

$14,785.78 for same a 236, 24S, c 26() 

$100,000 for Church Green c 281, 288, 311, a .323 

$ 1 1 ,.')00and $4000, to covered channel. Stony brook, c 303, a 305 

$40,000 for primary school-house, O st. a 382, 383, c 412 

$9000 for school-house, Breed's Island, a 382, c 412, 442 

$20,000 for Stony brook improvement, a 404, c 413, 431 

$40,1100 for sewers a 404, c 442, 460, a 465, c 477 

$7500 for Common a 496, c .509 

$12, .500 to Bank building, Washington St., Dorchester, c 552, 

56.), a 571, c 575 
$4,500 for East Boston ferries c 526, 553, 569, a 571 
$10,1100 for Public Ciarden l)ond c 554, a 556 
$■30,000 for East Boston high school c 569, a 571 
$14,000 for church estate, Dudley and Vine sts. c 569, a 571 
$18,000 for school-houses c 576, "a 583, c 594 
$4.')00 for pauper lots, Mt. Hope cemetery a 584, c 594 
Arcadia street — 

Macadamizing: petition a 96 
Sidewalks : petition a 248 

No. 8, petition a 462; order passed 496 
Arch street- 
Paving: between Franklin and Milk sts.; petition a 156 
Architect, city- 
City architect nominated and elected a 73, c 77 
Arey, Arthur B. — 

Appointed public weigher a 269 
Arey, Benjamin F. — 

Appoint<'d assistant supt. Charles-river bridge a 406 
Arklow street — 

Sewer: petition a 340; order passed 382; echcdtile of cost 572; 
report, order for collection and assessment 587 
Arlington place (ward 25) — 

Stable : petition a 520; permit 540 
Armories— see Militia 
Arnonx Electric Light Co. — see Lamps 
Ashburton place — 

B.ay window: No. 1 petition a 320; report, order notice 
32S; healing 378 
Ashford street — 

Edgestones : petition a 120 ; order passed 308 
petition a 195 ; order passed 308 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Ashland street (wai-d 24) — 
Sprinkling: petition a 269 
Edgc'stones : corner Mill st. petition a 388 
Ashley avenue, Orient Heights (ward 1) — 

Stable : petition a 43i; permit 454 
Ashraont street — 

Wooden building: movement to unnamed place off Clay av., 
petition a 340; permit 361 
Assessors — see Taxes 
Atherton, Samuel, et al. — 

Glendon St., grading, etc., petition a 378 
Atkins, Margaret F. — 

291 Lexnigton st., sidewalk, petition a 537 
Atkinson, B. A. & Co., etal. — 

Pleasant st,, from Washington st. to Shawmut av., paving, 
petition a 434 
Atkinson, Byram A. — 

Private way off Fremont st. (ward 24), stable, petition a 581; 
permit 609 
Atlantic avenue — 

Steam-engine : No. 386, petition, order notice a 14; hearing 53 
Electric light poles : petition a 39 
Electric lights : No. 310, petition a 53 

City Hotel, petition a 53 
Passenger wagons: from Hayraarket sq^., petition a 204; 
license 237 
From Fitchburg depot, petition a 204; license 237 
From Bowdoin sq., petition a 204; license 237 
Steam-boiler : No. 616, petition a 297 ; permit 309 
Bulkhead, sidewalk, fence : repairs, order passed a 298 
Wooden building : rear No. 214, erection, petition a 359 

rear Long wliarf, erection, petition a 462 ; permit a 496, 

c509 
Junction Commercial st., erection, petition a 520; permit 
a 558, c 566 
Taking of la'.id by N.Y. & N.E . R.R Co. : damages, petition 

a 613 
Crosswalk : at Clinton St., petition a 384; report 390 
Sidewalk : corner Central what f, petition a 388 ; order passed 
394 
Atwood, C. G., et al. — 

Bellevuc St., petition to put in order a 204 
Atwood, Nathaniel — 

Appointed public weigher a 384 
Augustus avenue — 

Lamps: petition a 495; report 626 
Austin, F. B., et ul. — 

High St. (Charlestown), tree, removal, remonstrance a 156; 
report 239 
Austin street (Charlestown) — 

Track : report and order notice a 24 ; hearing 72 ; permit 86 
Wooden building: opposite Front st., erection, petition 

a 120 ; permit a 146 ; c 151 
Telephone poles: petition a 402; permit 465 
Electric light: corner Washington st., petition a 485; report626 
Avery, A. H. &Co. — 

16 South Eden st. (Charlestown), steam-engine, petition, 
order notice a 563; hearing 602; permit 613 
Avery Lactate Co.— 

386 Atlantic av., steam-engine, petition order notice a 14; 
hearing 53 
Avery, Alden — 

33 Newbury St., sidewalk, petition a 163; order passed 198 
Avery, Charles E. — 

Appointed weigher and inspector of bundle hay a 193 
Avery street — 

Iron pipe for electric wires : from Avery place to Haymarket 
jjlaee, order passed a 563 
Avon avenue (ward 23) — 

Stable : corner Pond St., petition a 173; permit 197 
Avon place (Roxbury) — 

Sidewalks : at school-house, petition a 384; order passed 391 

B street — 

Claims : personal in.iurios a 221 

Ward-room : corner Broadway, order passed c 372, a 379 

Completion : notice from Harbor and Land commissioners, 

referred a 384 
Edgestoncs, sidewalks : corner West Second st., petition 
a 470; order passed 488 
Babbitt, George F. — 

Appointed member of board of health c 112, a 121 
Bachelder, Henry L. — 

Sumner St., near Everett school-house, stable, petition a 384; 
permit 391 
Bacon, Steuben T. — 

Infringement on patents in ballot boxes, petition a 59; report 
a 146 
Badger, Charles W., et al. — 

North Centre St., sewer, petition a 418; report, oi'der notice 
468; hearing 470 ; order passed 472 
Badger, E. B. & Son, ct al.— 

Pitts St., paving, petition a 156 
Badges — 

For members of common council 9, 42, 87 
For assistant messengers c 18 



Badlam, William H. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Bagnall & Loud — 

Border St., Jackson's wharf, steam-engine, petition, order 
notice a 325 ; hearing 359 ; permit 382 
Bail, William G.— 

Appointed public weigher a 320 
Bailey, A. L.— 

593 and 595 East Ninth St., edgestones, petition a 378 ; order 
passed 3»6 
Bailey & Draper ct al. — • 

Albany and Lehigh sts., from Dover St. to Albany machine 
shops, removal of earth, or sprinkling, petition a 254 
Bailey, Andrew J. — 

Nominated and elected city solicitor a 161, c 164 
Bailey, C. A. & Co.— 

Fanueil hall market, transfer stall No. 105, report a 471 
Bailey, Frances E. — 

691 East Ninth st., edgestones, sidewalk, petition a 393; order 
passed 404 
Bailey, Jos. T. — 

Appleton St. (ward 16), stable, petition a 254; leave to with- 
draw a 284 
Bailey, Lewis B. — 

Portland St., widening, $2800 damages, order passed a 274 
Bailey, L. T.— 

Fire department, personal injuries, petition c 543 
Bainbridge street — 

Edgestones : between Dale and Kingsbury sts., petition a 393 
Baker, Ezra H. — 

Mayfield St., sewer, extension, petition a 254 ; order passed 274 
Baker, Joshua, Jr. — 

Greenwich park, macadamizing, petition a 470 
Baker street (W.K.) — 

Lamps; petition a 204; report 626 

Steam railroad track : to B. & P. R.R., petition a 453; report, 
order notice 465 ; hearing 497 ; order passed 507 

Widening: damages a472, 525, 541, 626 

Stable : at Brook Farm, petition a 520; permit 540 

Lamps : report a 626 
Balch, N. C, et al.— 

Hillside grammar school-house yard, paving, petition a 359 
Baldwin & Emerson et al. — 

East Dedhamst., paving, petition a 156; order passed 298 
Ballast lighters — see Lighters 
Bancroft, Maria E. — 

9 North av., $550 grade damages, order passed a 251 
Balch, Frances W., trustee — 

464, 472, 474 East Seventh St., sidewalk, petition a 393; order 
passed 405 
Baldwin & Emerson — 

Plympton St., near Harrison av. (ward 17), stable, petition 
a 393 ; permit 405 
Baldwin, Farnum & Shapleigh, et al. — 

Fanenll Hall Market House, lease of hall, petition a 434; 
report, order passed a 488, c 492, 509 
Baldwin, Judson — 

87 Winlhrop st. (Roxbiiry), sidewalk, petition a 388; order 
passed 394 
Bancroft, Thomas- 
Oliver St., grade damages, adjustment of suits, petition a 485 
Barbour, Sarah M. — 

48 Alpine St., sidewalk, petition a 388 
Barker, George — 

Charges against police commissioners, petition referred a 199; 
report, order jjassed a 265 ; indetiuitely post^joned c 260, 
280 

Personal injuries, petition a 327 ; leave to withdraw 436, 439 
Barling, Henry A., trustee, et al. — 

Howland and Brunswick sts., sewer, petition a 234; order 
passed 253 
Barnard, John — 

689 and 691 Parker St., sidewalk, petition a 340; order passed 
361 
Barnes, Israel M. — 

Appointed weigher and Inspector of bundle hay a 193 
Barrett, James — 

Central av., near River st. (ward 24), stable, permit a 22 
Barrett, Richard D. S.— 

Unnamed St., rear Cambridge st., near Somerville line (ward 
4), stable, petition a 254; permit 272 
Barrett, Richard S. — 

Unnamed st., offCambridge st., near Stark st. (ward 4) , steam- 
engine, petition, order notice a 96 ; hearing 144 ; permit 158 
Barrett street — 

Sidewalk : Nos. 21-23, petition a 204 
Barron, Frank T. — 

Appointed weigher of coal a 221 
Barry, Charles C. — 

Alpine st. (Roxbury), sidewalk, petition a 383 
Barry, David A. — 

Harvard St., damages to horse and vehicle, petition a 108 
Barry, David F., councilman (ward 16)— 

Oaths of oflice 1 

Appointed : committee on common 19 ; police 20 ; public lands 
20 ; funeral of councilman Harding 119 ; fourth of July 203 



VI 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Remarks : 

SupcM-intpndcnt of common 82 
KrinoviU of police commissioner 231 
\\'m. Doogiic's greenhouses 287 
Salaries 3^6 
Trinity square 351 
AVater nieUrs and inspectors 354 
Prison-point llat.s 425 
Police liead-quartors 479, 482 
Public Garden pond 512 
Barry, Kllen — 

Sontli St. widening, $6250 damages, order passed a 253 
Barry, Jolm R. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Barry, Patrick- 
Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Bartliolonusz, J. G., administrator — 

7, 74 and 9 Klmwood st., sidewalk, petition a 384; order 
passt d Sill 
Bartlelt court (ward 20) — 
Lamps : petition a 537 
Barllett, K. 1.., it al.— 

Hawley st., petition that sidewalk be kept unobstructed 
a 305 
Bartlett, J. B. L.— 

Appointed public weigher a 156 
Bartlett street — 

Sewer : abatement a 362 
Bartlett street (Cliarlestown) — 

Claims : personal injuries a 53 
Barton, William and Harriet \V. — 

Temple st., edgestoue, sidewalk, petition a 156 
Barton, William, et al. — 

Grenxille place, lamp, petition a 571 
Bates, Benjamin P., councihnau (ward 1) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : monitor 10 ; committee on police investigation 19 ; 
engineer's department 19 
Bates College — 

Rear 15 Ward st. (ward 22), stable, petition a 378; permit 
384 
Bath, John— 

77 Wavcrley St. (Roxbury), trees, removal, petition a 388 
Baths, public — sec Health 
Battery street — 

Lantern : No. 5-7, leave to withdraw a 98 
Baxter, Francis J. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Baxter street — 

Sewer : petition a 248 

Kdgestones : No. 67, petition a 402; order pa.sscd 419 
Edgest(jnes, sidewalks : No. 70, order passed a 404 
Sidewalks : No. 67, petition a 470 
Bay State Sugar Refining Co. — 

Uemoval of ashes to Eastern av., petition a 297 ; report a 361, 
e3tJ3 
Bayley, William B.— 

Appointed surveyor of marble, freestone, and lime a 103 
Beach street — 

Electric light : corner Harrison av., petition a 21 ; permit 57 
Beach street (ward 24) — 

Sprinkling: petition a 234 ; order passed 250 
Beacon Oil ('o. — 

43 India st. and Chelsea St., petroleum, license a 250 
Beacon street — 

Grading, macadatnlzing : from Brookline av. to St. Mary's 

St., petition a .':3 
Sprinkling : from Hereford st. to Brookline av., order passed 

a l>.i8 
I'aving : from Charles st. to West Chester park, petition a 173 
Between Charles and Arlington fits., between Berkeley 
and Dartmouth sts., petition a 221 
"Wideninij gniding, from Commcjuwealtb .iv. to Brookline 

line, bridge over H. Jt A. R.R. petition a 209 
Removal of bridge, tilling sluiceways, macadamizing: order 

passed a 382 
Stables; rear No. 318, petition a 384; permit 391 

No. 322, petition a .555; permit 563 
Hancock house site : tablet, order passed a 613 
Sidew.ilks: Nos. 333, 33o,:i37, petition a 393; order passed 405 
Tree : »\o. 72, removal, petition a 4-">3 
Wooden buildings: movement to Parker St., near Boylston 

St., petition a 470; perjnit 4SS 
Edgestones, sidewalks; No. 274, petition a 485; order 
passed 496 
No. 270, petition a 485; order passed 496 
Bridire over H. & A. R.R. : petition a 555; report, referred to 
next city government a 008; tabled c 616 
Beacon Street Land Co. — 

Chestnut Hill av., street mains, petition c 331 ; report c 417, 
a 41S 
Beal, Elizabeth A.— 

Carruth St., corner Van Winkle st. (ward 24), stable, permit 
a 22 
Beal, Leander, councilman (ward 17) — 
Oaths of office 1 



Elected : committee on accounts 7 ; clerk 16 
Appointed: committee on paving 19; streets 20; topics in 
mayor's address 5 
Bcals & Baillett— 

Frothingliani av., near Rutherford av. (ward 5), stable, 
petition a 506; permit 524 
Same, wooden addition to building, petition a 537; per- 
mit 558 
Bean, B. F.— 

12, 22, 24 Langdon st., and .30-32 Clarence St., edgestones, 
sidewalks, petition a 418 
Bean, Harris S. — 

Faneuil Hall Market, transfer cellar No. 15, a 308 
Beau, Hiram P., et (tl. — 

Mount Pleasant av., from Fairland to Vine sts., extension of 
sewer, remonstrance a 234 ; report 272 
Bean, Mary K.— 

52-54 Alpine St., sidewalk, petition a 418 
Becker, Dora — 

7 Cherry st., lying-in hospital, petition a 555; leave to with- 
draw 572 
Bedford street — 

Widening: damages a 98 
Beebe, Mrs. Tj. M.— 

Hancock house site, tablet, correspondence, order passed a 613 
Beethoven street — 

Sidewalkn : petition a 402; order passed 419 
Belfast street (ward "24) — 

Lamps: petition a 495; report 625 
Bell, Clarence? H. — 

Cobden St., sidewalk, petition a 378 
Bell, Mrs. Harriet— 

.Murdeied, order passed c 133, a 145, c 151 
Bell Telephone Co. — see Telephone 
Belle avenue (W.li.) — 

Lamps : petition a 418 
Bellevue street — 

Sidewalk : petition a 96 
Petition to put in order a 204 
Bellevue street (ward 24) — 

Sewer: between Trull and Glendale sts., petition a 144; re- 
port, order notice 175 ; hearing 195 ; order passed 239 ; 
Bcheduleof cost 613; order for assessment and collec- 
tion 626 
Between Trull and Quincy sts., report, order notice a 175; 
hearing 195; order passed 210; schedule of cost 613; 
order for assessment and collection 626 
Stable : near Trull st., petition a 495 ; permit 508 
Bells- 
Ringing bells on holidays, see Ordinances 
Belmont square (E. B.) — 

Repairs on fence ; request c 154 
Bencks, Herman — 

337 West Third St., edgestones, sidewalks, order passed a 419 
Bendal's lane — 

From F. H. sq. to North St., named a 109 
Bennett, George S., et al. — 

Dorchester av. from Ashmont St., sidewalk, petition a 418 
Bennett, Joseph, et at. — 

Winship St., between Washington st. and Chestnut Hill av., 

grading, macadamiziii<;, petition a 21 
Winship St. (Urighton), sewer, petition a 195 
Bennington street — 

Steam-engine: No. 103, petition, order notice a 158; hearing 

'205; permit 223 
Grading, iulroduelion of water etc.: petition c '230; report 

referred c 292, a 297 
Sprinkling : from Chelsea to Putnam sts., order passed a 250 
Stable : corner H.irmony st., petition a 320; permit 328 
Sewer: between Bremen and Swift sis., i)etition a 402; re- 
port, order notice 468; hearing 470; order passed 472; 
schedule of cost 603; order for assessment and collection 
613 
Benson, Erastus — 

Ajjpointed public weigher a 156 
Bent, Joel W.— 

Appointed public weigher a 283 
Bent, Sar.-ih — 

Creek st. (Dorchester), sewer abatement a 174 
Benway, C;harles H. — 

I'etition asking for investigation a 258; report inexpedient 
a 21)8, c 301 
Berkeley street — 

Telegraph poles : petition a 21 
Area below sidew:ilk : petition a 156 
Electric light poles : petition a 173 
Occupation of sidewalk ; order passed a 325 
Bay window ; petition, order notice, a 327 ; bearing 378 ; per- 
mit ;5S6 
Electric li!,'ht : petition a 388; report 026 
Berry, I'arker IL, tt at.— 

Fifth St., at N st., crossing, petition a 520; report 540 
Berry street (Roslindale, ward 23) — 

Stable: petition a 156; permit a 174 
Berry street — 

Grading, etc. : petition a 59 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



VJI 



Bethlehem sti-eet— 

Electric light: corner Washington St., petition a 462 
Beverly street — 

Steam-engines: ISTos. 97 and 99, petition, order notice a 2S4; 
hearing 321 ; permit 328 
No. 43-49, petition, order notice a 506; hearing .555; per- 
mit 563 
Melting furnaces : No. 96, petition a 305 ; permit 325 
Bickford street — 

Sewer : report, order notice a 300 ; hearing .305 ; order passed 
328; schedule of cost 572; report, order for assessment 
and collection 587 
Bigelow, Austin, councilman (ward 25) — 
Oaths of oflioe 1 

Appointed: committee on engineer's department 19 ; new 
bridge to Charlestown 19; police investigation 19; fourth 
of July 203; health 484; annual dinner 576 
Remarks : 

Appropriation hill 189, 219 
Regularity of certain proceedings 267 
AUston school-house yard 318 
Salaries 336 

Extension of Fulton st. 567 
Bigelow, H. H.— 

Sixth St., near P .st., steam-engine and boiler, petition, order 
notice a 4S5; hearing 523; permit 539 
Bigelow street (ward 25) — 

Extension: damages a 391 
Billings, Robert C, ei al. — 

Rockwood St. (ward 23), lamps, petitions a 120, 320 
Bird, Harrison & A. H. R. — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer of stalls 38 and 40, and cellar 7, 
report a 175 
Bird street (Dorchester) — 

Gates: N.Y. & N.E. R.R. crossing, petition a 14; request 

for hearing, order notice 158; hearing 205 
Edgestones : corner Quincj' St., petition a 320; order passed 343 
Corner Ceylon St., petition a 320 ; order passed 343 
Corner Glendale St., petition a 384; order passed 390 
Sewer: petition a 384; report, order notice 392; hearing 393; 
order passed 396 ; schedule of cost 613 ; order for assess- 
ment and collection 626 
Widening : damages a 541 
Births, marriages, and deaths — • 

Registration of births, report c 154; reconsideration and 
assignment c 166; referred to next city council c 597; in- 
definitely postponed a 602 
City registrar's department — 

Joint standing committee a 14, c 19, 484 
Vital statistics, annual report a 73 
City registrar elected a 85, c 87 ; annual report c 311 
Removal to Old State House, order passed to defer action 
a 438; referred c 439; report c 528, a 537 
Bishop, Robert — 

West Seventh St., near E St., wooden building, ei'ection, peti- 
tion a 144 ; leave to withdraw a 200, c 201 
Bishop, Thomas L. — 

Rutherford av., stable, petition a 269; permit 284 
Black, George N., Henry W. Payne, & John A. Peters, trustees — 

Portland st. widening, $16,500 damages, order passed a 584 
Black, George JST., heirs of— 

Portland st. widening, $16,500 damages, order passed a 326; 
repealed 584 
Blackstone street — 

Lantern : corner Clinton st., petition a 195 ; permit 209 
Blackwell, Henry B., etal. — 

Boswell av., petition to put in order a 327 
Blair, John S. — 

Movement of wooden building : from Boylston St.. corner 
Clarendon to corner Exeter, permit a 394 
Blake, John G. — 

Appointed on commission to investigate water supply 423 
Blake street (ward 15) — 

Stables : petition a 269; permit 284 

near Boston St., petition a 581; permit 609 
Blakemore, JohnE., et al. — 

Roslindale Hotel property, petition to lay out as public park 
a 327 
Blanchard, Ann J. — 

Bartlett St., sewer abatement, order passed a 362 
Blanchard, William, et at. — 

Burr St. (ward 23), edgestones, macadamizing, petition a 84 
Blaney, J). H., etal.— 

Marginal St., between B., R. B., & Lynn R.R. and Jeffries st., 
petition a 283 
Blaney, David H. — 

Border st., between White and Falcon sts., sewer, petition 
a 320 ; report, order notice 328 ; hearing 340 
Blaney, Loella E.— 

5 Gaston st., edgestones, petition a 221 
Blaney, Mary — 

Shepard St., sidewalk abatement a 175 
Shepard st., stable, petition a 269; permit 284 
Bleiler, Frederick — 

Contested election, ward 22, petition c 17; report, recom- 
mitted 89 ; report, leave to withdraw 103 



Ulmer st., sewer assessments a 174 
Bleiter, Frederic, et al. — 

Arklow and Posen sts., sewer, petition a 340; order passed 
382 
Blood, I. M.— 

Compensation for services, petition a 327; leave to withdraw 
a 382, c 409 ; petition c 484 ; report, recommitted c 531 ; in- 
definitely postponed a 537 
Blossom, William A. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Blue Hill avenue — 

Sprinkling : petition a 204; order passed 225 
Sewers: petitions a 144, 156; between Woodbine and Edge- 
wood sts., report, order notice 175 ; hearing 195 ; order 
passed 210; schedule of cost 572; report, order for 
assessment and collection 587 
Between Schuyler and W ayne sts. , petition a 144 ; report, 
order notice 175; hearing 195; order passed 210; 
schedule of cost 582; order for assessment and col- 
lection 608 
Abatements a 239, 320, 362 ; assessments a 239 
Sidewalk : petition a 144 ; order passed 238 

No. 140-142, petition a 254; order passed 270 
No. 60, petition a 254; order passed 270 
Corner West Cottage St., petition a 283 ; order passed 298 
Track: connecting with Warren st. and Blue Hill av.', near 
Grove Hall, petition a 269; report, order notice 285; 
hearing 321 ; permit 344 
Stable : near Lawrence av., petition a 393; permit 405 
Wooden building : near Lawrence av., erection, petition a 393 
Crosswalks: at Woodbine St., report a 394 

At Dennis St., petition a 4-34 
Electric light: corner Dudley St., petition a 402 
Edgestones, sidewalks: corner Waverley st., petition a 403; 
order passed 419 
No. 197-199, petition a 418 
Board of health — see Health 
Boardman, Halsey J. — 

Elected representative a 525 
Boardman, Mary G. — 

384 Marlborough st., edgestone, sidewalk, petition a 156; 
order passed 175 
Boardman, William P. — 

Appointed weigher and inspector of bundle hay a 193 
Bodwell, Abby, heirs of — 

Portland St., widening, $19,050 damages, order passed 
a 310 
Bolan, Annie R. — 

90 Heath St., sidewalk, petition a 327 ; order passed 343 
Bolan, Henry A. — 

Elected superintendent Charles-river bridge a 84, c 88 
Bolan, John C. — 

Appointed assistant supt. Charles-river bridge a 406 
Bolles, Levi C. — 

Portland st., widening, $6,900 damages, order passed a 326 
Bolster, S. A., et al. — 

Cobden St., between Washington st. and Walnut av., edge- 
stones, petition a 234; order passed 343 
Bolster, S. A.— 

Cobden St., sidewalk, petition a 378 
Bolton, Charles S. — 

Appointed superintendent of Faneuil Hall a 156 
Bolton street (ward 13) — 

Stable : No. 65, petition a 555; permit 609 
Bond, George H. et al. — 

Corner Dorchester st. and Broadway, electric light, petition 
a 402 ; report 626 
Bond, George W. et al. — 

Sigourney St., lamps, petition a 418 
Bonds of city officers — 

Committee to examine a 344, c 348; report a 625 
Supt. sowers, bond approved a 384 
Border street (E.B.) — 

Steam-engines : No. 1.34, permit a 16 

No. 142-148, petition, order notice a 222; hearing 254; 

permit 419 
Jackson's wharf, petition, order notice a 325; hearing 

359; permit 382 
rear No. 406, petition, order notice a 506; hearing 555 
Widening : damages a 564 
Boilers : No. 406. petition a 21 

No. 226, petition a 144; permit 173 
Wooden buildings : addition, corner Falcon st., petition a 120; 
permit a 146, c 151 
Movement from No. 68 Lewis st., petition a 120; permit 

148 
Movement from 96 Lewis st., petition a 120; permit 

148 
No. 142-148, erection, petition a 195; permit a 209, c 212 
Passenger wagons: from Winthrop, petition a 204; license 

270 
Sewer: between White and Falcon sts., petition a 320; 

report, order notice .328 ; hearing 340 
Edgestones, sidewalks, gutters, paving : order passed a 326 
Telephone poles : permit a 344 
No. 18, removal, petition a 462 



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IxNDEX TO TKOCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Boston & Albany R.R. Co.— 

IJorki'ley-st.'liriditc, cU'ctric signal, petition a 84; pormit 98 
Norlli IJcacon st.(Hiigliton), enclosing r()ail\v:iy, pt-nnit a loS 
Knci-laiid st. widening: commuiiiealion from president a 340 
Corner Castle and Treniont sts., steam boilers, petition a 297; 

permit 343 
Steam-ensine, petition, order notice a 32"; liearing 378; per- 
mit 3H.') 
Brigliton av. at Cottage Farm bridge, temporary occupation, 

"petition a 327 ; jjermit 343 
Kneelaiul St., widening, $25,750 damages, order passed a 407 
Boston & Lowell K.R. Co.— 

Chelsea bridge, additional tracks, petition a 434; report, 
order notice 4SS, hearing 523 
Boston & Maine U.K. Co.— 

Taking land for sewer purposes, order notice a 175; bearing 
2o5 ; order passed 210 
Boston & I'rovidenee Kailroad Co. — 

Station-street crossing: commuuieation from police commis- 

si()i\ers referred a 55; order passed 75 
Canterlnny st., temporary closing, permit a 250 
Boston Art Club — 

Dartmouth st., crosswalk, petition a 156; report 175 
Boston Asylinn and Farm Heliool — 

Discharge of sewage into Dorchester bay, remonstrance 
a 248 
Boston Brass Co. — 

36 Oliver st., melting furnaces, petition a 571 
Boston celebrations — 

Was/i in g/on'n liirth divj — 

Order to commemorate c 17, a 22 
Holiday to city employes c 17, a 22 
Seventeenth of June — 

Order for celebration c 51, 69,81, a 84; committee c 81 

a 84 
Charlestown Antique Association authorized to parade 

a 310 ; closing streets authorized a 310 
Closing public ofllees, order passed c 318, a 323, 326; 

opinion of corporation counsel a 323 
Holiday to employes, order passed c 318 ; opinion of cor- 
poration counsel, order rejected a 323 
Carriages, order passed c 318 
Fourth of July — 

Order for celebration c 29; passed c 168, a 173; committee 

a 173, e2()3, 295 
Mayor requested to select orator a 238, c 240, 282 
Fireworks at Mattapan : petition granted a 342 
Free ferries : orders passed a 32U, e 332 
Uingmg bells, etc., order passed c 333; nonconcurrencc 

a 341 
Pay of employes, order passed c 333, a 341 
Noddle Island Antique Association, petition a 340; order 

passed 344 
Protection of soldiers' monument, order passed c 348, a 360 
Kowing regatta, anchorage, etc., order referred a 362 
Thanks to orator 3l)9, a 381 

Fireworks mar School st. (ward 23), permit a 362 
Boston Forge Co., rt nl. — 

Maverick st., edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 254 
Boston Gaslight Co. — 

From (jerard to Commercial sts., iron pipe, petition a 378; 
permit 390 
Boston, John, et <il. — 

Glen wood and Cliff sts., crosswalks, petition a 204; order 
passed 225 
Boston Journal of Commerce — 

64 P^runklui st., steam-engine, petition, order notice a 146; 
hearing 195; permit 209 
Boston Land Co. — 

Maverick St., near Cottage st. (ward 2), stable, petition a 195: 
permit 210 
Boston Lead Manufacturing Co., Howard Watch Co., et at. — 

Hampden St., paving, petition a 173 
Boston Machine Co — 

A St., tracks, petition a 305; First and Granite sts., report, 
order notice 382; hearing 388; permit 405; permit re- 
voked 471 
Boston Proilnre Exeh:mge — 

Lciise of Q incy hall rotunda a 434, 488, c 492, 509 
Boston P.oteeljve Department — 

11 I'iiie St., stable, i)etition a 305; permit 361, 383 
Bofton, lievere Beach, & Lynn Railroiid Co. — 

Petition <f James 11. Reed lor damages, orderof notice a 121; 
bearing, order passed 173 
Boston Storage Warehouse (,'o. — 

West Chester park and Westland av., sidewalk, petition 
a 144; (u-der passed 158 
Boston street (Dorchester) — 

Woode 1 addition to building: permit a 40, c 43 

Drugiii-t's mortar; corner Dorchester av., petition a 120; 

permit l.'iS 
Sprinkling: from SwetttoMt. Vernon sts., order passed a 198 

from Mt. Vernon to Stougliton sts., order passed a 250 
Edgestones: corner Dorsett st., petition a 233; order passed 

298 
Sewer : between Mt. Vernon and Kemp sts., petition a 378 



Telephone poles : petition a 402; permit 465 
Boston Sugar Hefining Co. — 

Marginal and Webster sts. (E.B.), pipe, petition a 156; per- 
mit 175 
Boston Theatre Co. — 

Avery st., from Ilayinarket place to .Vvery place, iron pipe 
for electric wires, order passed a 563 
Boston Water Power Co. — 

Land between St. Botolph St. and Huntington av., petition 

c83 
Dalton and Falmouth sts., grading, etc., petition a 53; order 
passed 328 
Boston wharf — 

Nuisance — see Health 
Boston Wharf Co.— 

Settlement of indenture authorized a 285, c 287 
Eastern av., near Fort I'oint ebannel, (ward 13) 6teani> 
engine, petition, order notice a 403; hearing 462; permit 
47 i 
Congress st., sidewalk, petition a 434, 453; order passed 488 
Boston Wharf Co., et ul. — 

Congress st., lamps, petition a 402; report 626 
Boston Young Men's Christian Association — 

Berkeley st., between Hoylstoii and Piovidence ste., occupa- 
tion of sidewalk, order passed a 225 
Berkeley st., bay window, petition, order notice a 327; 
hearing 378; permit 386 
Bostonian Society — 

Remission ot rent, e 374, a 380 
Opening rooms to public, order passed c 374, a 380 
Boswell avenue — 

Petition to put in order a 327 
Botsford, C. B.— 

Garti( Id av., near Corey st. (ward 23), stable, petition a 388; 
permit :i96 
Boutwell avenue — 

Grading, gravelling : order passed a 343 
Boutwell street (ward 24) — 

Stable: jietition a 453; permit 465 
Bow street (Charlestown) — 

From Washington to Afain st., namechangod toDevensst. a84 
Paving: from City sq. to Washington St., order passed a 256 
Bowdoin street (ward 24) — 

Church St., west of Adaras St., name changed to Bowdoin st. . 

a 109 
Edgest(me abatement and grade damages: petition a 156; 
order passed 197 
Bowdoin square — 

Passenger wagon&to Litchfield's wharf, petition a 84; license 
237 
To Atlantic av., petition a 204; license 237 
Charles-river Street Railway location : petition a 3,59; report, 
order notice 390; new petition, order notice 393; hearing 
403, 420; leave to withdraw 4155; notice of appeal 471; 
notice of hearing 495 
Electric light : corner Bnlfinch St., petition a 462 
Bowe, James IC. — 

fil9 East Fourth st., sidewalk, order passed a 270 
Bower street — 

Sidew-alk : No. 61-63, petition a 297; order passed 309 
Grading: petition a 96 
Bowker, Albert — 

Washington St., at Floral place, crosswalk, report a 465 
Bowker, Henry, et at. — 

Minot St. (ward 24), petition to put in order a 59 
Bowker, Horace L. — 

El cted re[)rcsentative a 525 
Bow ker street — 

Steam-boiler : Nos. 26-30, petition a 108; permit 121 
Bowtborp, Ellas T., el nl. — 

Hoslin, Augustus, and Clarendon avs. lamps, petition a 495 ; 
report 626 
Boyden, Jason H. — 

Appointed measurer of upper leather a 108 
Boyle, John J., councilman (ward 8) — 
Oaths of ofiice 1 

Elected : committee on accounts 7 

Appointed : committee on printing 20; public instruction 20; 
fourth July 203 
Boyle, Patrick — 

London st. (E.B.), personal injuries, petition a 108; leave to 
withdraw a 255, c 259 
Boylston avenue (ward 23) — 

Sidewalks : corner Boylston st., petition a 453 
Boylston street- 
Electric lights : petition a 59; petitions in favor 72 
Area below sidewalk : petition a 156 
Elgetones, sidewalks, piving: between Park sq. and Church 

St., order passed a 3S2 
Wooden building : movement from corner Clarendon to corner 

Exeter sts., permit a 394 
S.B. R.R. location : petition a 434 
Crosswalk : No. 6t, petition a 495; report 572 
Lot of land : corner Dartmouth St., improvement, report, order 
referred c 652 
Dartmouth sq : report on name a 574; recommitted a 582 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



IX 



Cellar below grade: corner Clareudon st., petition a 560; re- 
port and order 609 ; order passed 613 
Widening : between Park sq. and Tremont st. order to con- 
sider expediency o 601, indeliuitely postponed a 602; re- 
port c 623, a 625 
Boylston street (West Roxbury) — 

From angle opposite entrance to Boylston av. to Amory at 

School St., name changed to Amory st. a 84 
Macadamizing : petition a 21 
Sidewalks: petiliou a 84; order passed 309 
Petition a 434 

Corner Boylston av., petition a 453 
Wooden buildings : movement to Lamartine St., petition a 254 
Movement across street to near Lamartine St., permit 
transferred a 300 
Telephone pole : removal, petition a 320 
Boynton, Horace E., councilman (ward 4) — 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed : committee on public library 20 ; seventeenth 

June 81; bonds city officers 348 
Remarks : 

Death of councilman Harding 119 
New bridge to Charlestown 533 
Widening Warren bridge 568 
Boynton, George W. — 

Pay for sheep killed by dogs, petition a 402; order passed 419 
Brackett, Charles — 

Appointed measurer of grain a 462 
Brackett, J. Q. A., et al.— 

Union park, electric lights on flagstaff, petition a 254; report 
385 
Brackett, Samuel — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Bradbury, B. F.— 

443 Washington st., druggist's mortar, petition a 221; per- 
mit 237 
Bradford, George \,.— 

Appointed assistant su^jt. Warren bridge a 406 
Bradford, R.— 

79 Waverley st., edgestones, petition a 393; order passed 404 
Bradlee, Josiah — 

247 Marlborough st., sidewalk, petition a 269 
Bradlee, Nathanief J. — 

Appointed on commission to investigate water supply 423 
Bradlee, Nathaniel J., et al. — 

Camden st., between Huntington av. and passage-way, grad- 
ing, petition a 234; order passed 298 
Huntington av., between Camden st. and West Chester 

park, plank walk, iietition a 234 ; order passed 298 
Warren St., crosswalk, order passed a 343 
Bradlee, Nathaniel J., executor — 

South-st. widening, $4100 damages, order passed a 225 
Bradley, Daniel — 

Dorchester, reduction of rate of interest on mortgage note, 
petition a 555; report, order passed a 584, c 594 
Bradley Fertilizer Co.— 

Rear Swett St., near Magazine st. (ward 20), wooden build- 
ing, erection, petition a 462; permit a 496, c 509 
Bradley, Ira, etal. — 

Madison sq., walks and fountain, petition a 283 
Bradley, Kate — 

Shelton St., laying out, $400 damages, order passed a 456 
Bradley, Joseph H. — 

Phillips St., personal injuries, petition a 248; leave to with- 
draw a 325, c 331 
Bradley, Mrs. John — 

Shelton St., near Adams st. (ward 24), stable, petition a 359 
Bradley, William H.— 

Nominated and elected superintendent of sewers a 85, c 87 
Bradley, William H.— 

Berry st., Roslindale (ward 23), stable, petition a 156; per- 
mit 174 
Bragdon, James — 

Appointed : constable a 402, 419 ; officer to make complaint in 
cases of neglected children 418 
Braman, G. T. W., et al. — 

Commonweallh av. extension, grading, petition a 320 
Braman, J. D., et al. — 

Beacon st., from Brookline av. to St. Mai'y's St., grading, 
macadamizing, petition a 63 
Brandon street — 

Grading, gravelling: order passed a 308 
Breck, Charles H. B. — 

Elected director E.B. ferries c 48, a 53, 196, 225, c 230, a 236, 
c 242, 276 ; chairman 250 
Breck, Charles H. B., et al.— 

Washington st. (Brighton) from Oak sq. to Newton line, 

macadamizing, petition a 84 
South St. (Brighton) lamps, petition a 485 
Breck, Joseph, & Sons — 

North St. opposite Bcndall's lane, electric light, petition a 
393 
Breed's Island — 

Land for primary-school site, purchase authorized a 309 
Bchool-house, request a 120; order referred a 309; report, 
orders passed a 382, c 412, a 467, c 477 



Bremen street (E.B.) — 

Claims : personal injuries a 72, 122, c 133 

Track : near Putnam St., petition a 204; permit 225 

Steam-engine : No. 258, petition, order notice a 284; hearing' 

321; permit 328 
Sewer : abatements a 32S, 337 
Wooden building: movement to vacant land off Porter St., 

petition a 453 ; permit 465 
Brennan, George V,. — 

Appointed assistant harbor master a 283 
Brett, Charles G. — 

Appointed public weigher a 221 
Brewer, Mrs. Gardner — 

Hancock house site, tablet, correspondence, order passed a 613 
Bridges — 

Standing committee a 14 

New bridge to Charlestown : joint special committee c 5, 19, a 22 

Resolutions and petitions in favor a 99, 108 ; c 143, a 177, 
210 

Report, order assigned a 147, 176 ; visit a 200 

RefciTed to commission a 210; report in print authorized 
a329, c 331 ; report, referred a 383 ; report, referred a385 ; 
report a 453; assigned a 464, 472; substitute order re- 
jected a 473 ; communication and hearing of L. H. Mur- 
raj', and petition in aid a 474; order rejected a 491; 
reconsideration a 499; order to refer back to commis- 
sioners rejected a 501 ; order for elevated bridge rejected 
a 501 ; report no action necessary c 622, a 625 

Elevated street from city square to Charles river and War- 
ren bridges — see Streets 
Commissioner for Cambridge bridges, annual report a 40; 

commissioner appointed a 120 
Superintendents nominated and elected a 84, c 88, a 174 
New bridge to Cambridge: petition a 21; report, order 

passed to petition a 41, c 43; communication from Cam- 
bridge, committee a 434, c 439, 484; report, referred a 539 
Committee authorized to contract for lumber a 58 
Additional appropriation : request referred a 121; report, or- 
der passed a 148, c 151 
Ordinance relating to bridges, referred a 329 ; report, assigned 

c 535, 577 ; ordinance passed c 597, a 602 
Albany-st., claims, personal injuries a 14, 73, c 77 

Repairs a 298 
Ashland-st. : repairs a 298 
Athens-st. : repairs a 298 
Berkeley-st., electric signal, petition a 84; permit 98 

(Two bridges) repairs a 298 
Broadway, claims, damages c 133 

Painting a 383 

Repair a 391 

Assistant supts. appointed a 406 
Boylston st. : stone from Beacon Hill resei'voir, order passed 

a 362, c 364 
Brookline av. and Beacon St., bridge over B. & A. R.R. peti- 
tion a 555 ; report referred to next city gov. a 608 ; laid on 

table c 616 
Columbus-av. : repairs a 298 
Central-av. : repairs a 298 
Charles-river, electric light poles, petition a 384; report 466 

Close and repair a 391 

Assistant supts. appointed a 406 

Electric light poles, petition a 453; permit 466 
Congress-st. : cable houses, petition a 388; permit 466 

Assistant supts. appointed a 406 

Close and repair a 454 
Chelsea : assistant supts. appointed a 406 

Boston & Lowell R.R. tracks, petition a 434; report, order 
notice 488 ; hearing 523, 605 ; order assigned 604 ; hear- 
ing, order passed 613 
Chelsea st. : assistant supts. appointed a 406 
Dover-st. : repair a 286 

Painting, a 383, 391 

Assistant supts. appointed a 406 
Dartmouth-st. : repairs a 298 
Dorchester-st. : repairs a 298 
Essex-st. : repair a 286, 397 

Between Brighton and Cambridge, telephone poles, peti- 
tion a 506 
Federal-st., annual report of supt., a 22 

Repairs a 406 

Assistant supts. appointed a 406 
Granite : appointment of Dennis Murphy as supt., petitions in 
favor a 21, 84, 198 

Request of A. O. Hawes for employment a 221; report 
23T 

Close and repair a 454 
Huntington-av. : repairs a 298 
Mattapan : repairs a 298 
Milton : repairs a 298 
Meridian-st. : sidewalks, order passed a 326 

Assistant supts., appointed a 406 
Maiden : assistant supts, appointed a 406 
Mt. Washington-av. : assistant supts., appointed a 406 
Prison-point, commissioner elected c 230, a 236 
Shawmut-av. : repairs a 298 
Swett-st. (two bridges) : repairs a 298 



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INDEX TO niOCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



W'iiitlirop : repair a 253 

Warren : wideiiini;, resolutions in favor a 99 
Kepair of pavini; a '286 

Eleetrie light poles, petition a 384; report 466 
Assistant siipts appointed a 406 
Telephone poles, petition a 453 

$425,0011 loan to wuien and repair, order referred a 491; 
report, order passed a 557, 560, c 568 
West Ne\vion-st. : repairs a 208 
■West Chester park (two bridges) : repairs a 298 
Brigns, John II. — 

K looted sceond assistant assessor c 242, a 250 
Briggs, Jnlia E. — 

80 Bartletl st. (Charlestown), personal injuries, petition a 63 
Brighara, Edward — 

Free pass on ferries a 420, 489, 590 
Brigham, Is'alunn, trustee — 

South St.. widening, $3,700 damages, order passed a 211 
Brigiilon avenue- 
Telegraph poles : removal, rejjort a 75 
Stahle : eorner Allston St., petition a 06; permit 109 

Between Harvard av. and Baptist church, petition a 338; 
jjoi'mit 30C 
Sewer: between Chester and Ucdesdale St., report, order no- 
tice a 175; order passed 210; schedule of cost 603; order 
for assessment and collection 613 
Sprinkling : fioin Brookline av. to Cottage Farm station, order 

passoil a 198 
Edgestones, sidewalks : order p.assed a 298 
'J'emporary occupation: at Cottage Farm bridge, petition 

a 327; permit :i43 
Claims : personal injuries a 462, 523, c 526 
Damages to vehicle a 462, 523, c 526 
Brighton street — 

I'aving: between Allen and Leverettsts., petition a 173; order 

passed 298 
Sewer : abatements a .'J87, 489 
Brighton street (Brookline) — 

Belease of conditions in deed, report, order passed a 325, c 331 
Briinbocora, Nathaniel, councilman (ward 18) — 
Oaths of oflice 1 
Appointed : committee on salaries 20; Stony brook 19; health 

10; fourth July 203 
Kem;:rks : 

Building for police department 152 
Care of cemeteries 376 
Prison -point flats 426 
Brine, John II. — 

Appointed : weigher of coal a 485; measurer of wood and bark 
a 485 
Brintnall & Tombs — 

717 'I'remont St., melting furnace, petition a 14 
Brintnall, Benjamin- 
Appointed deputy sealer of weights and measures a 173 
Briody, Margaret — 

37" Cabot St., sidewalk abatement, petition a 393; order 
passed 404 
Bristol street- 
Fire department repair-shop : corner Albany st., order passed 
c 69, a 72 
Broad street — 

Steam boiler : No. 98, petition a 485; permit 558 
Broadbine, James W. — 

Corner Eustis and -Adams sts., b.ay windows, petition, order 
notice a 462; hearing 407 ; leave to wilhdraw 507 
Broadway — 

Lamp : No. 136, petition a 53 
Extension : condition of bulklie.ad, petition a 144 
Damages a 274, 329, 344, 383, 391, 456, 472, 641 
Paving : order passed a 285 

Effect on streets crossed, order to report, passed c 318, 
a 322; report, recommitted c 357; report, referred 
c 4S2, a 485; report on printing c 510, a 520; order to 
print passed c 510; report accepted c 528, 543, a 556 
Estate ptjrchascd, transfer of remainder, order passed 
a 393 
Ward-room : corner B st., order passed c 372, a 379 
Electric light : corner Dorchester St., petitiona402; report 626 
Claims : ptrr.sonal injuries c 409 

Armory : transfer from corner B st. to Montgomery Hall, 
petition a .506, 560 ; notice of call for report 674 ; report, 
order passed 587 
No. 143, termination of tenancy, order passed a 625 
Storage of petroleum : No. 238-240, permit refused a 558 
Brockway, W. G. — 

C St., injuries to wife, petition a 108 
Bromfield street — 

Lamp : corner Washington St., petition a 393 
Electric light: petition a 560 
Bromley park — 

Claims : damages c 17 
Brookline avenue — 

Macadamizing sidewalk: from Chemical av. to Boylston St., 

petition a 39 
Wooden addition to building: permit a 40, c 43 
Sewer : petition a 144 



Wooden buildings: movement from nearB. & A. R.R. acro8.<t 

avenue, petition a 173; permit 197 
Sprinkling: from Beacon st. to Maple av., from Maple av. to 

Brookline line, order passed a 198 
Stable: rear Longwood av., petition a 340; permit 361 
Bridge over B. & .\. U.K. : petition a 555; report, referred to 
no.vt clly government a 608; tabled c 616 
Brookline street (ward 25) — 

Telephone pole : between Brighton av. and Esscx-st bridge, 
permit a 540 
Brooks, U. T. — 

Bill allowed a 541 
Brooks, Sarah L. — 

47-53 Quincy st., sidewalk, petition a 434 
Brooks street (li.B.) — 

Sewer : abatement a 99 

Plank walk: from Faneuil st. to Funeuil station, petition 

a 120; order passed 308 
Wooden building: movement from 28 White St., petition 

a 173 
Stable: corner Falcon St., petition a 495; permit 508 
Brookside avenue (ward 23) — 

Wooden buildings: near Chemical av., erection, petition 

a 221 ; permit a 235, c 260 
Sewer: between Green and Germania sts., report, order 
notice a 272 ; hearing 284 ; order passed 300 ; schedule of 
cost 603; order for assessment and colleclion 613 
Steam-engine: petition, order notice a 327; hearing 378; 

permit 385 
Grading, etc. : petition a 378; order passed 465 
Grade established : between Green and Boylston ets., order 
passed a 471 
Brothers, Joshua — 

Appointed consta1)le a 402, 419 
Brown, Alfred S., councilman (ward 23) — 
Oaths of ollice 1 

Appointed : committee on fire department 19; public institu- 
tions 20; Stony brook 19; funeral e.ic-mayor Norcros8 401; 
funeral Moses Williams 416; annual dinner 576 
Elected : committee on finance 17 ; trustee Mt. Hope cemetery 

c81, a 84 
Kemarks : 

Appropriation bill 186 
Herdic coaches 2:52 

Suit for use of patented inventions 240 
Stony l?rook431,493 
Jamaica Pond .Vqueduct Co. 442 
Pensioning disabled firemen 483, 492 
Arnold arboretimi 616 
Bathing department 617 
Brown, Annie L. — 

Brighton av., personal injuries petition a 462; leave to with- 
draw a 52:5, c 526 
Brown, A. S., (tut. — 

Green st., cros-sings, petition a 305 
Brown, Benjamin S. — 

Kneeland st. widening, $16,995 damages, order passed a 525 
Brown, Cyrus H., et al. — 

Cambridge st. (ward 25) crosswalk at Baptist church, report 
a 540 
Brown, E. F., ei nl. — 

Hay ward st. (lioxbury), sewer, petition a 195 
Brown, Eben F. — 

West Cottage St., sewer, extension to Woodville sq., petition 
a 2.54 ; report , order notice 328 ; hearing 340 ; order passed 
3S2 
West I'otlage st., corner Woodville sq., edgestones, sidewalk, 
petition a 283; order passed 298 
Brown, Edwin Y. — 

Appointed : weigher and inspector of bundle hay a 193 ; pub- 
lic weigher a 204 
Brown, George W. — 

Gardner st., ncar»Linden St., stable, petition a 96; permit 
109 
Brown, IlattieC— 

Linden St., near North Beacon st. (ward 25^, stable, petition 
a 506 ; permit 524 
Brown, James, et at. — 

Bunker Hill st. near Middlesex R.R. car-house, electric light, 
petition a 418 ; report 626 
Brown, Joseph E., ei at. — 

Parker Hill av., grading, etc., petition a 204 
Brown, Mary A. — 

Centre St. (Jamaica Plain), widening 189; damages, order 
passed a 110 
Brown, Moses P. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Brown, Samuel U. — 

11 North av., $550 grade damages, order passed a 251 
Brown, William 11. — 

75 Leverett St., steam-boiler, petition a 359; permit 382 
Browne, Andrew J. — 

Elected first assistant assessor a 97, c 100 
Elected representative a 525 
Bruce, F. P.— 

152 Canal St., kerosene oil license a 23 



INDEX TO PEOCEE DINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



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Brunswick avenue — 

Order notice of intention to talce land for eewer pui-poses 

a 472; hearing, order passed 497 
Sewer: report, order notice a 497; hearing 506; order passed 
524; scliedule of cost 603; order for assessment and col- 
lection 613 
Brunswick street — 

Sewer : petition a 234 ; order passed 253 ; schedule of cost 582 ; 
order for assessment and collection 60S 
Brush Electric flighting Co. — see also Lamps 

3, 5, and 7 Lancaster St., steam-boilers, petition a 39; per- 
mit 57 
Brush, Dr. W. J.— 

Pay for medical attendance, petition c 348 ; leave to withdraw 
c 432, a 434 
Bryant, F. A. W.— 

Upton St., temporary occupation of sidewalk and roadway, 
order passed a 256 
Bryant, John — 

Elected first assistant assessor a 108, c 116 
Bubier, W. T. & Co.— 

Pay for ballot boxes, petition a 39 
Buckman, John — 

Refunding tax, petition a 156; leave to withdraw a 587, c 594 
Bufford's Sons, J. H. — 

Clayton st. (Dorchester), steam-engine, petition, order notice 
a 393 ; hearing 419 ; permit 466 
Buffum, J. Coburn — 

Corner Columbus av. and Columbus sq., druggists' mortar, 
petition a 453; report referred 465; recommitted 487; 
order passed 510 
Buildings [see also Schools] — 
Public Buildings — 

Joint standing committee a 14, c 19, a 72, 98 
Building at Old Harbor Point wharf — see Sewers, im- 
proved sewerage 
City liall : safety of rooms, order referred c 17; report 
c 183, a 195 ; removal of fire-alarm office, order re- 
ferred a 195, c 201; report, referred a 204, c 212; fire- 
proofing, order passed a 420, c 423, 440; report c 528, 
a_5.37 
Fireproof public buildings: order referred c 19; report, 

c 202, a 20S 
Annual report of superintendent a 22 
Furniture and repairs, order passed a 23, c 27 
Use of ward-rooms for political meetings— see "W^'ards 
Ward 13, new ward-room — see Wards 
Dahlgren Post No. 2, G-.A.R., use of court-room, corner 
Dorchester and Fourth sts., petitions c 27; report 
c 528, a 537 
Superintendent nominated and elected a 73, c 77 
Public library — see Libraries 

Estate corner Dudley and Vine sts., expediency of pur- 
chasing, referred c 95, a 96; report c 531, order referred 
c .549; report, order passed c 569, a 571 
Building for police department — see Police 
City offices outside of city liall : order referred c 165 
Work on public buildings, order referred c 167; report 

c 245, a 248 
Bringing departments under one roof: order passed c 303, 

a 305 ; report c 528, a 537 
Supply department, overseers poor — see Poor 
Wilson hotel estate, etc. sale, order referred c 333; report 

c 528, a 537 
Blue Hill National Bank, petition to secure for municipal 
purposes a 297; report, order referred c 528 ; report, 
order i^assed c 552, 569, a 571, c 575 
East-street place school-house, petition for leave to pur- 
chase a 320 — see Schools 
Stoves, furnaces, etc., for city, petition of Ezra Hawkes 

a 359 ; report c 372, a 379 
School-house on (jeorge and Howard St., and Avon place 

school house — see Schools 
Armory building. East Boston, order passed a 394, c 413 
Chestnut St. (W.R.), edgestones, sidewalk, petition a 393 

order passed 404 
Thomas st. (Jamaica Plain), sidewalk, petition a 393 

order passed '105 
Faneuil Hall Market House, lease of hall, petition a 434 

report, order passed a 488, c 492, 509 
Beacon Hill reservoir, removal, order of inquiry c 484, 

492 ; a 495 ; i eport c 528, a .537 
Savage scliool-house : sale, order referred a 508, c 509 ; re- 
port c 528; recommitted a 537; referred to next 
city government c 543, a 556 
Faneuil Hall — 

Standing committee a 14, 72 

Petitions for use of a 120, 269, 418, 437 

Permits for use of a 58, 148, 255, 298, 325, 394, 403, 466, 

497, 508 
Superintendent appointed a 156 

Electric lights, petition a 234; leave to withdraw 253 
Hours of keeping open, order passed a 437 
Coxintij Buildings— 

Standing committee a 14, 72 

Repairs and furniture, orders passed a 23 



Peddlers forbidden in court-house a 3S3 

Newspaper stand at court-house, petitions a 384; report 

a 394 
Court-house, petition of American Bell Telephone Co. for 
additional wires a45 !; permit 467 
Old State House— 

Removal of sidewalk, etc., petition a 15; report a 23, 

c27 
Abatement of rents, order passed a 1-18, c 151 
Pictures for Memorial hall, order passed c 333; referred 

a 341; report, order passed c 356, a ;j60 
Repairs on building, report c 356, a 360 
Rededication : printing addresses and account of proceed- 
ings, orders passed e 374, a 379 
Bostonian Society : abatement of rent, order passed 
c 374, a 380; opening rooms to public, order passed 
c 374, a 380 
Memorial tablet, order passed a 472, c 477, 492 
Pictures of Hancock and Adams, message and order re- 
ferred c 5-12 ; rei)ort c 576, a 583 
Carved eagle, order passed c 601 , a 602 ; remonstrance a 613 
Survey and inspection of buildings — 
Joint standing committee a 14, c 20 

Clerical assistance, supplies, etc., order passed a 40, c 43 
Amendments of chap. 197 of 1880— see Legislative matters 
Elevators — see Legislative matters 
Protection against fire — see Legislative matters 
Plumbing — see Legislative matters 
Electric lights : general order passed authorizing attacli- 

meut to buildings a 58 
Amendment of onlinance relating to buildings, referred 

c 71 ; report, ordinance passed increasing inspectors 

c 83, a 84 
Annual report of inspector c 150 

Elevators and plumbers, proposed joint standing com- 
mittee, order referred c 370 
Flues : amendment of ordinance, request of inspector 

referred a 297 ; report c 369 ; ordinance passed c 372, 

a 380 
Elevator shafts and elevators : request of Inspector 

referred a 297 ; report c 369 ; ordinance passed c 372, 

a 380 
Registration of plumbers, etc., report referred a 329, 

c 331 
Permits during summer vacation, order passed c 370, 

a 381 
Adams House estate, removal of bridge, etc, petition 

a 470; report recommitted 488; report, action un- 
necessary a 496 
Wooden buildings — erection, alteration, etc. — 

Albany St., corner E. Dedham st. (ward 17), petition 

a 14 ; permit a 41, c 43 
Rutherford av., opposite Winchester st. (ward 5), permit 

a 40, c 43 
Rutherford av., rear Miller St., permit a 40, e 43 
Commonwealth flats (ward 13), permit a 40, c 43 
Taylor St., near Water st. (ward 21), permit a 40, c 43 
Old Harbor Point wharf, permit a 40, c 43 
637 Main st. (Charlestown), permit a 40, c 43 
Upton St., permit a 40, c 43 
Boston St., permit a 40, c 43 
Cambridge st., permit a 40, c 43 
Brookline av., permit a 40, c 43 
Marginal st. (E.B.), permit a 40, c 43 
Halieck St., permit a 40, c 43 

River st., near Cedar st. (ward 24), permit a 40, c 43 
Albany st. (ward 17), permit a 40, c 43 
North Beacon st., near Lyman av. (ward 25), petition 

a 53 ; permit a 86, c 87 
Rutherford av., near Miller st. (ward 5), petition a 59; 

permit a 86, c 87 
Farnham St., rear Gerard st. (ward 20), petition a 59; 

l^ermit a 86, c 87 
165 C St., corner West First st. (ward 13), petition a 72; 

permit a 98, c 100 
Dove St., corner E st. (ward 14), permit a 86, c 87 
Chandler st. (ward 5), permit a 86, c 87 
Austin St., opposite Front st. (ward 5), petition a 120 

permit a ] 46, c 15 1 
Savin St., near Blue Hill av. (ward 21), petition a 120 

permit a 146, c 151 
Border st., corner Falcon st. (ward 1), 'petition a 120 

jiermit a 146, c 151 
Centre St., corner Burroughs st. (ward 23), petition a 120 

permit a 146, c 151 
Culvert St., near Hampshire st. (ward 19), petition a 120 

leave to withdraw a 146, c 151 
Eustis St., near Washington st. (ward 20), petition a 144 

permit a 200, c 201 
Rutherford av., near South Eden st. (ward 5), petition 

a 144; permit a 200, c 201 
Bockview, corner Green St. (ward 23), petition a 144 
West Seventh st., near E st. (ward 15), petition a 144; 

leave to withdraw a 200, c 201 
Fred st., near Arlington av. (ward 4), petitiona 156; per- 
mit a 200, c 201 



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INDEX TO rKOCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



East Fourth st., corner F ut. (ward 14), petition a 173 ; 

permit a 200, c 201 
Fuiiiace si. (ward 12), petition a 173; permit a 200, c 201 
Harvard av., corner Fairiiiglon av. (ward 25), petition 

a lUo 
142-148 IJoidcr St. (ward 2), petition a 195; permit a 209, 

c 212 
Hroolvside av., near Chemical av. (ward 23), petition 

a 221 ; permit a 255, c 260 
FBt., corner Dove st. (ward 14), petition a 221; permit 

a 255, c 260 
Chelsea St., near Faglc st. (E.B.), petition a 234; permit 

a 25,), c 260 
Granite tst., near Hiehards 6t. (ward 13), petition a 234 ; 

permit a 2J5, c 260 
Burroughs st., near Centre st. (ward 23), petition a 234; 

permit a 255, c 200 
73-79 Sumner St. (ward 2), petition a 234 ; leave to with- 

diaw a ;i28, c 331 
East Seeoiid st., near P st. (ward 14), petition a 234; per- 
mit a 255, c 200 
Ruthertbrd av., opposite I-incoln st. (ward 4), petition 

a 234; leave to withdraw a 25.i, c 259 
Central av., near Blue Mill av. (ward 24), petition a 234; 

permit a 255, c 2()0 
Granite st., near Richards st. (ward 13), petition a 248; 

permit a 255, c 260 
East Sixth st., near Q st. (ward 14), petition a 218; per- 
mit a 255, c 200 
Dove and West First sts., near E (ward 14), petition 

a 248 ; permit a 255, c 260 
760-770 .Mbany st. (ward 18), petition a 269 ; permit a 325, 

c331 
15-19,23-27,29-33 Richmond St., petition a 283; permit 

a 328, c3il 
843 Albany st. (ward 20), petition a 305; leave to with- 
draw a 325, c 331 
Sherman st., near Fred st. (ward 4), petition a 305; per- 
mit a SJ'*, c 331 
24 Mill St. (ward 4), petition a 305; permit a 325, c 331 
Medford St., near Corey st. (ward 3), petition a 327 
Market St., near iSparliawk st. (ward 25), petition a 340 
Cambridge St., opposite Perkins Bt. (ward 4), petition 

a 340, 571 
Temple st , corner 8herraan st. (ward 4), petition a 340 
Washington st., near Keyes st. (ward 23), petition a 340 
West Second st., corner E St. (ward 14), petition a 359 
Rear 214 Atlantic av. (ward 0), petition a 359 
Central wharf (ward 0), petition c 370 
121 and 129 Medford st. (Charlestown), petition c 370 
Dorchester av. (ward 24), petition a 384 
Rlue Hill av., near Lawrence av. (ward 24), jjctition a 393 
Rear 89 Water St., (w.ird 5), petition a 418; permit a 466, 

c 477 
A St., near Eastern av. (ward 13), petition a 418; permit 

a 46'j, c 477 
North Heaeon st., near Eyman av. (ward 25), petition a 

418; permit a 466, c 477 
Dorchester av., near Foundry St. (ward 13), petition a 

418; i)ermit a 46i>, c 477 
1420 'I'remont st., petition a 418; permit a 416, c 477 
Shurtletl' court, near Rutherford av. (ward 4), petition a 

418; permit a 406, c 477 
8-14 I'olk St. (ward 3), petition c 423; permit a 466, c 477 
Alger St. (ward 15), petition a 434; permit a 466, c 477 
Rear 259 Heath st. (ward 22), petition a434; permit a 466, 

c 477 
Dorchester av., near Creek st. (ward 24), petition a 453 ; 

permit a 466, c 477 
8\vett St., rear, near Magazine st. (ward 20), petition a 

462 ; permit a 496, c 509 
Atlantic av., rear Long wharf (ward 6), petition a 462; 

permit a 496, c .509 
23 Lancaster st. (ward 7), petition a 462 
1.53-155 Rutherford av., permit a 466, c 477 
Farnham st., near Gerard St. (ward 20), petition a 470; 

permit a 496, c 509 
Alfonl St., corner Arlington av., petition a 485; permit a 

496. c 509 
West First st., near F st., petition a 495 
Fred st,, corner .\rlington av. (ward 4), petition a 495 
Rutherford av., rear South Eden st. (ward 4), petition a 495 
Western av., near Harvard av. (ward 25), petition a .506 
Rutherford av., near Dunstable st. (ward 5), petition a 

506 
Mill St., near Webster st. (ward 2), petition a .506 
Atlantic av., junction Commercial st. (ward 6), petition 

a 520 
Dorchester av., at Fort Point channel, petition a 520 
Frothingham av., near Rutherford av. (ward 5), petition 

a 537 
113-129 Medford st. (ward 3), petition a 537 
644-64G East Fourth st. (ward 14), petition a 555; permit 

a 584. c 594 
315-321 Chelsea st. (ward 1), petition a 555 
Commercial st. , near Shamrock st. ( ward 24) , petition a 555 



Wooden addition, petition a 555 

D St., rear House of Correction grounds (ward 14), 

petition a 560 
Rear 507-.")09 Medford st. (ward 4), petition a 560 
Halleek St., near Prentiss st. (ward 22), petition a 571 
Huntington av., rear corner Camden st., petition a 571 
Maverick st. (ward 2), petition a 581 
Woollen build ingH— removals— 

From rear Waverley St., nearBlucHill av., across Waver- 

ley St. (ward 21), petition a 120; permit 148 
From 68 Lewis st. to 95 Border st. (ward 2), petition 

a 120; permit 148 
From 96 Lewis st. to 93 Border St., petition a 120; permit 

148 
From 43 White st. across said st. (ward 1), petition a 120; 

permit 148 
From 169 London st. to 196 Havre st. (ward 1), petition 

a 120; permit 148 
From Byron st. corner Cooper st. (ward l),to Pope St., 

near Moore st. (ward 2), petition a 120; permit 148 
From rear Codman st., near Hutchinson st. to new loca- 
tion on same lot, petition a 144; permit 158 
From rear Western av., near North Harvard St., across 

avenue, petition a 144; permit 158 
From 110 Lewis st. to 44 llaynes St. (ward 2), petition 

a 144 ; permit 158 
From Centre st., corner Burroughs st. (ward 21), to same 
St., near Burroughs st. (ward 23), petition a 144; per- 
mit 158 
West First st., junction of Foundry st. and Dorchester 

av. (ward 13), petition a 156; permit 175 
From rear Washington st., corner Welles av. and Walton 
St., to near Torrey st. (ward 24), petition a 173; per- 
mit 197 
From 28 Whitest, to 65 Brooks st. (ward 1), petition a 173 
From Brookline av. (ward 22), near B. & .\. R.R., across 

said avenue, petition a 173; permit 197 
Petitions for leave to move a 195, 204 
Permits a 148, 175, 209, 225, 270, 382 
From rear 65 Saratoga st. to Chaucer st. (ward 1), pctl 

tion a 221 
From Liverpool St. to No. 63 (ward 2), petition a 221 
From 70-72 Lewis st. to 169-171 Sumner st. (ward 1), 

petition a 221 
From Neponset av., near Clay av., to opposite side, peti- 
tion a 234; jjcrmit 250 
From 36 to 63 Liverjiool st., petition a 254 
From Boylston to Lamartine st. (ward 23), petition a 254 
From 00 "Walnut st. to Medford St. (ward 4), petition 

a 209; permit 285 
From Heath i)l. to Walden and Miuden sts. (ward 12), 

petition a 283 
From Condor st., opposite Brook st., to same St. oppo- 
site Putnam st. (ward 1), petition a 283 
From rear 110 Lewis st. to Havre, near Marion sts. (ward 

2), petition a '-'83; permit 298 
From Washington st., opposite School St., to Melbourne 
St., near Central st. (ward 24), petition a 297 ; permit 
343 
On Quincv st., from near Columbia St., to near N.Y. & 

N.E. R.R., petition a .320; permit 32S 
On Adams and Gibson sts., petition a 340; permit 3G1 
From Ashmont st., near Neponset av., to unnamed place 

off Clay av. (ward 24), petition a 340; permit 361 
From 90 to 99 East Dedham St., petition a 3.59 
From First st. to 201 Third St. (ward 13), petition a 388; 

permit .3', 4 
Across Boylston st. to near Lamartine st. (ward 23), 

permit transferred a 390 
From Dorchister av., near Richmond St., to same near 

Ashmont St., petilion a .393; permit 404 
From Cottage to Clifton sts. (ward 20), petition a 393; 

permit 404 
From Boylston st., corner Clarendon, to corner Exeter 

St., permit a 394 
From Columbia St. to Main st. (Charlestown), permit a 419 
From 86 Hampshire st. to 138 Vernon st., petition a 434; 

permit 455 
From 63-65 to 52-54 London st. (ward 2), petition a 434; 

permit 4.55 
From .59 to 71 London st. (ward 2), petition a 453; per- 
mit 465 
From I$i-emen St., corner Puln.im st. (E.B.), to vacant 

land off Porter St., petition a 453 ; permit 465 
From 94 Lenox st. (ward 19), to vacant lot opposite, 

petition a 462; permit 471 
From Beacon st., opposite West Chester park, to Parker 

St., near Boylston St., petition a 470; permit 488 
From 874 to 879 East Fourth st., permit a 488 
From River st , ne.-ir Oakland st., to Oakland St., petition 

a 500; permit 624 
From Rutherford av., near Dunstable St., to Frothingham 
av., near Rutherford av. (ward 5), petition a 506; 
permit 524 
From Walk Hill st., near Canterbury St., to Walk Hill 
Bt., near Canterbury St., petition a 606; p.rmit 524 



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From rear Congress St., near A st., to rear A St., near 

Richards St., petition a 555; permit 563 
From South st., near Bussey st., to rear 44 Kcyes st. 

(ward 2.3), petition a 571 ; permit 587 
From rear Centre st. to Willow st. (ward 23), petition 

a 581 ; permit 603 
From IS to 81 Centre st. (ward 21), permit a 625 
BuUard, B. F. S., et al.— 

Cabot St., between Ruggles and Vernon sts., sidewalks, peti- 
tion a 388 ; order passed 419 
Bunlver, Alfred, et al. — 

Juniper St., sidewalks, petition a 320 ; order passed 343 
Bunker Hill street (Charlestown)— 

Flectric light; near Middlesex R.R. car-house, petition a 418; 

report 626 
Purchase of land for engine-house : report, order passed 
a 584, c 594 
Burcliam, Charles — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Burford, Elijah C. — 

364 Centre St., edgestones, sidewallc, petition a 234 
Burford, Elisha C, ei al.— 

Centre St., at Bowe st. and Sheridan av., crosswalk, petition 
a 495 
Burgess, Edward B et al. — 

tibeafe st. (Charlestown), lamps, petition a 560 
Burgess & Perry — 

Araory st., steam-engine, permit a 16 
Burgett, H. W., trustee— 

212-216 High St., steam-engine, petition, order notice a 308; 
hearing 340 ; permit 361 
Burial grounds — see Cemeteries 
Burke, Thomas — 

Seventh St., school-liouse, injuries to son, petition a 560 
Burkhardt, G. F.— 

Hallock St., wooden addition to building, permit a 40, c 43 
Parker st. , temporary platform, petition a 39 ; permit 56 ; peti- 
tion 602; permit 625 
Baker st.. Brook Farm (ward 23), stable, petition a 520; per- 
mit 540 
Halleck and Prentiss sts. (Roxbury), unsafe condition of 
building, petition a 613 
Burley, Benjamin D. — 

Appointed police commissioner a 193, 205, c 214, 230 
Burnett, Henry A. — 

Appointed public weigher a 470 
Burnett, Mary Jane — 

Between Winthrop junction and South ferry, E.B., passen- 
ger wagons, petition a 234; license 270 
Remonstrance against license to Samuel L. George a 234; 
petition that his route be changed 378 
Burnett, Robert & Andrew — 

Lime alley, widening of Commercial st., damages, petition 
a 120 
Burnham, Allen W. — 

Appointed public weigher 156 
Burnliam, Choate & Son — 

Burnliam's wharf, steam-engine, petition a 156 
Burnham, L. G. & Co. — 

Roxbury channel, dredging, petition a 248; report 382 
Burnham, Reuben A. — 

Appointed public weigher a 402 
Burnham's wharf — 

Steam-engine : petition a 156 
Burns, Daniel F. — 

Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 150 
Burns, Thomas J. — 

Appointed field-driver and pound-keeper a 270, e 275 
Burr, Hattie A.— 

Wayne st. (ward 21), stable, petition a 520; permit 540; peti- 
tion 560; permit 574 
Burr street (ward 23) — 

Edgestones, macadamizing: petition a 84 
Burrill, Augustus W. — 

Appointed public weigher a 204 
Burrill, Charles- 
Compensation for services and expenses in filling the quota of 
the City of Boston in 1864, petition a 39 
Burroughs street (ward 23) — 
Widening : damages a 200 

Stable : near Centre St., petition a 234; permit 250 
Wooden building : near Centre St., addition, petition a 234; 

permit a 255, e 260 
Telephone poles : petition a 485; permit 507 
Burt, George L. — 

Elected trustee of Mt. Hope cemetery, a 174, o 183 
Bush, Theoda D.— 

36-38 Lambert st., sidewalk, petition a 402; order passed 419 
Butler, Edward P.— 

Elected representative a 525 
Butler, Horace B. — 

Clerk of directors East Boston ferries a 250 
Butler, Thomas C. — 

Elected representative a 525 
Butler, W. T. & Co.— 

Ballot boxes : order passed a 146 



Buttonwood street (ward 24) — 

Grading, etc., petition a 565 
Byam, Raymond S. — ■ 

65 Bolton St. (ward 13), stable, petition a 555; permit 609 
Byner, A. — 

18 Union st. (Charlestown), tree, removal, petition a 418; 
report 574 
Byron street (ward 1)— 

Wooden building: movement to Pope st., near Moore st. 
(ward 2), petition a 120 ; permit 148 

Stable : near Pope St., petition a 555; permit 563 

C street (ward 13) — 

Wooden addition to building: No. 165, corner West First st., 
petition a 72 ; permit a 98, c 100 

Claims : personal injuries a 108 

Paving : between Fifth and Seventh sts., petition a 120 ; order 
passed 382 

S.B. R.R. location : from Sixth to Seventh sts., petition a 144; 
order notice 148; hearing 195; permit 209 

Sewer : petition a 248 

Edgestones, sidewalks : Nos. 31, 33, 35, petition a 305; order 
passed 326 
Between Fiftli and Seventh sts., order passed a 382 

Cesspool : corner Seventh St., i^etition a 327 
Cable Rubber Co. — 

Brookside av., near Chemical av. (ward 23), wooden build- 
ings, erection, petition a 221 ; permit a 255, c 260 

Brookside av., steam-engine, petition, order notice a 327; 
hearing 378 ; permit 385 
Cabot, Samuel, et al. — 

Parlv sq., sprinkling, petition 173; order passed 250 
Cabot street — 

Sprinkling: petition a 248 ; order passed 308 

Edgestones, gutters, sidewalks : order passed a 298 

Sidewalks: between Ruggles and Vernon sts., petition a 388; 
order passed 419 

Sidewalk abatement : No. 37, petition a 393 ; order passed 404 

Edgestone and sidewalk abatement : order passed a 404 
Caddigan, John J. — 

Nominated and elected weigher and inspector of lighters 
a 158, c 164 
Cadigan, Patrick — 

92 Cottage st. (E.B.) , sidewalk, petition a 388, order passed 394 
Cahill, Miles S.— 

81 South St., steam-engine, petition, order notice a 284; hear- 
ing 321 ; permit 328 
Cahill, M. S.— 

Rear 525 Sixth st. (ward 14) , stable, petition a 495 ; permit 508 
Cain, M. W., et al.— 

Forest Hill av. (Dorchestei-), grading, etc., petition a 194; 
order passed 563 
Caldwell, Jackson- 
Injuries to horse by dog, petition a 144; order passed 255 
Caldwell, Joseph, alderman- 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on state aid 3; bridges 14; county ac- 
counts 14 ; markets, weights and measures 14 ; assessors' 
department 14; E.B. ferries 14, 72; harbor 14; health 14; 
public instruction 14; water 14; commissions and boards 
22; new bridge to Charlestown 22; prison inspection 72; 
public lands 72; auditor's estimates 121; fourth of July 
173; hydrants 379; conference on salaries 378; commis- 
sioner to investigate water supply 423; bridge to Cam- 
bridge 434 

Elected : manager Old South association c 28, a 40 

Remarks : 

Election of chairman 3 
Frost- Whitten contested election case 35 
Additional water supply and drainage 54 
Metropolitan drainage 59 
Release of land in Framingham 85 
Tree on High St., Charlestown 149, 156 
New bridge to Charlestown 176, 211, 472, 489, 499 
Sale of ciiarlestown navy-yard 226 
Stable on Federal st. 284 
Flats on Rutlierford avenue 297, 396 
Pay of laborers 307 
Salaries 342 

Nuisance on Boston wharf 386 
Repair shop for water department 395 
Annual report of water board 406 
Record commissioners 501 
Shawshine river 508 
New Quiucy st. school-house 520 
Widening Warren bridge 561 
Coasting 582 

Regulation of vehicles in streets .592 
Triicks on Chelsea bridge 604, 614 
Election returns 007 
Calef, George W.— 

Bowdoin sq. to Atlantic av., passenger wagons, petition 
a 204; license 237 
Call, John M., et al. — 

Hillsdale scliool-house (ward 23), fence, petition a 402 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Callali.in, ConicUus J. — 

AppuiiitKl us:^i.st;inl supt. Congress-st. bridge a 406 
Callahan, Matthew .).— 

Klecti d siipiiititondcnt Cougress-st. bridge a 84, c 83 
Callahan, Mrs. Jane— 

Shepard st. (Brighton), sidewalk abatement, petition a 195; 
order passed 251 
Callender, IJ., et al. — 

Wasbington St. and W'ilmont st. at Elinore St., crosswalks, 
report a 197 
Calnan, 1'. .J. — 

Sprinkling streets in Charlcstown, petition a 144; permit 
I'J- 
Camberlin Urotbcrs & Co. — 

21-27 l>eather sq., lioisting beam, petition a 173 
Cambridge — 

Applieation for water supply— sec Water 
Cambridge street — 

Macadamizing: iVom B. & A. K.H. crossing to Washington 

St., petition a 39 
Wooden addition to building: permit a 40, c 43 
Keuuinberiug: petition a 156; remonstrance 173 

Telephone poles: between Charles and Staniford sts., 

petition a 402; permit 419 
Telegraph pole : Xo. 97-107, removal, petition a 453 
Cambridge street (ward 25) — 

Sprinkling: from Washington St. to Beacon park, order 
passed a 2".8 
Crosswalk : at Baptist churcb, report a 540 
Cambridge street (ward 4) — 

Wooden building : opposite Perkins St., erection, petition 

a 340, 571 
Middlesex K.H. track: between B. & M. R.R. crossing and 
Sonierville line, petition a 453; report, order notice 465; 
hearing 497 ; order passed 507 
Sewer : petition a 671 
Camden street — 

Grading, etc.: between Tremont st. and B. & P. R.R., peti- 
tion a 53 ; order passed 298 
Between Huntington av. and passage-way, petition a 234; 
order passed 298 
Claims: personal injuries a 625 
Sewer : order for assessment and collection 626 
Campbell, Benjamin F.— 

Klected overseer of poor a 436, c 439 
Elected representative a 525 
Campbell, Kliza, M., ft al. — 

Albany and Hampden sts., sprinkling, petition a 221 ; order 
passed 237 
Campbell, .John — 

146 Tyler St., $1250 grade damages, order passed a 391 
Canal street- 
Electric ligbt: corner Causeway et., petition a 14; per 

mil 57 
Kerosene oil license : No. 152, a 23 
Electric light poles : petition a 59; permit 148 
Crossing: al B. & M. depot, petition a 297 
Canning, Samuel, Jr. — 

Ai)pointed constable a 402, 419 
Cannon, John J., councihuan (ward 8) — 
Oaths of ollice 1 

Appointed : committee on engineer's department 19 
Remarks : 

Access to public institutions 432 
Canterbury street — 

Temporary closing; permit a 250 
Capcn, Aaron I). — 

Land adjoin ing Cedar G rove Cemetery , purchase, order passed 

c 510, a 521 
River st. (Dorchester), $301.20 grade damages, order passed 
a 604 
Capen, E. X. — 

Bowdoin st. (ward 24) , edgcstone abatement, grade damages, 
petition a 156; order passed 197 
Cardell, Lorenzo 1).— 

687 Fifth St. (ward 14), stable, petition a 195; leave to with- 
draw 237 
Carew John — 

East .South St., pay for extension of time to build, petition to 
refund a 320 ; leave to withdraw a 391, c 409 
Carl, Edward- 
Appointed deputy sealer of weights and measures a 173 
Carleton, II., et al. — 

Eustis St. (ward 20), between Washington and Dearborn 
sts., sprinkling, petition, a 254; report 270 
Carlton street (ward 24) — 

Stable : petition a 495 ; permit 508 
Carlton, William T., et al.— 

Wheatland av., grading, gravelling, petition a 163 
Carney, .James W.— 

Appointed public weigher a 221 
Carney, Michael — 

Appointed registrar of voters 84 
C.irney, Patrick, et al. — 

Salutation St., paving, sidewalks, petition a269; order passed 
298 *- » r 



Carpenter, Cyrus, et al. — 

Conditior.s in deed to Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, pe- 
tition a 305; report, order passed c .3;J3, a 360 
Carr, Michael— 

i'ay for services in Paving Department, petition referred 
a 223 
Carr, Patrick— 

Tremont st near 0;ik sq. (ward 25) stable, petition a 470; 
])erniit 497 
Carroll, John — 

Tremont row, personal injuries, petition c 27; leave to 
withdr.aw c 139; a 145 
Carrol, Mrs. P.— 

Church St., between Providence and Boylston sts., paving, 
petition a 41 8 
Carruth street (ward 24) — 

Stable : corner \'an Winkle St., permit a 22 
Carter, Cora L., /-t al. — 

730-732 Dudley St., sidewalks, petition a 327; order passed 
a 488 
Carter & Co. et al.— 

Adams House estate, removal of bridge, sidew.alks, petition 
n 47u; report recommitted 488; report a 496 
Carter, C. X., ei al — 

Corner Tremont and Dartmouth sts., electric light, petition 
a 537 
Carter, Klislia, Iieirs of— 

148 Tyler st. $1200 grade damages, order passed a 391 
Carter, (ieorge William, et al. — 

Commercial St. (ward 24), between Hanover and High sts., 

edgestones, petition a 470 
Commercial St., from High to De Wolf sts., crosswalk, peti- 
tion a 470 
Carter, .James M. — 

Appoinled constable a 434, 466 
Carter, iMartha A — 

East Newton st., modifications of conditions in deed, petition 
a 72 ; order jjassed c 94, a 96 
Cary, William H.— 

Appointed surveyor of marble, freestone, and lime a 103 
Casey, .John T. — 

206-210 South St., bay window, petition, order notice a 388; 
bearing 393; leave to withdraw 465 
Casej', .John T., luul Kllen T. Maher, trustees — 

South St. widening, ^800 <Ianiiiges, order passed a 574 
South St. widening, $27,500 damages, order passed a 626 
Cassey, John, et al. — 

Xew Lark st., sidewalk, petition a 297 
Cassidy, Andr.-is — 

Corner Sheridan av. and Terrace av. (ward 23), stable, per- 
mit a 454 
Castle street- 
Telegraph poles: petition a 72; permit 99 
Steam-boilers : corner Tremont st., petition a 297; permit 343 
Steam-engine : corner Tremont st., petition, order notice 

a '62" ; hearing 378 ; permit 385 
Edgestones, sidew.alks, i)aving: between Shawmut av. and 

Tremont st., order passed a 382 
Lamps : i)etition a 485 ; report 625 
Caton, Asa 11. — 

Elected director for public institutions a 174, c 183 
Caton, Asa H. — 

Hartford st. (Dorchester), grading, petition a 248 
Caton, A. II.— 

226 Commonwealth av., sidewalk, petition a 254; order passed 
270 
Caugley, Thomas, et al. — 

Jamaica st., grading, edgestones, gutters, petition a 204 
Causeway street — 

Electric light: corner Canal St., petition a 14; permit 57 
Cavanagh, John & Son — 

Movement of wooden buildings: from rear Waverley St., near 
Blue llill av , across Waverley St. (ward 21;, petition 
a 120; permit 148 
From rear Codnian st., near Hutchinson St., to new loca- 
tion on same lot, i)elition a 144; permit 158 
West First st., junction of Foundry st. and Dorchester 

av. (ward l.'j), petition a 150; i)ermit 175 
From Brookline av , near B. & A. R.R., aeross said ave- 
nue (ward 22), petition a 173 : permit 197 
Permits a 148, 382 

From Washington St., opposite School st. to Melbourne 
St., near Central st. (ward 24), petition a 297 ; permit 
3<3 
Fsoin -Vshmont St., near Xeponset ave., to unnamed place 

otVClay av. (ward 24), petition a 340; permit 361 
Across Boylston st. to near Laraartine St. (ward 23), per- 
mit transferred a 390 
From Beacon st. opposite West Chester park, to Parker 
St. near Boylston st., petition a 470; permit 488 
Cavanagh, W. U. — 

Movement of wooden buildings : from rear Washington St., 

corner Welles av. and Walton st , to rear Washington 

St., near Torrey st. (ward 24), petition 173; permit 197 

From Heath place to Walden and Miudeu sts. (ward 12), 

petition a 283 



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On Adams and Gibson sts., petition a 340; permit 361 
From 90 to 99 Eiist Dedliara St., petition a 359 
Permits to move a 175, 3S2 
From First st. to 201 Third St. (ward 13), petition a 388; 

permit 394 
From Dorchester av., near Richmond St., to same, near 

Aslimont st , petition a 393; permit 404 
From 874 to 879 East Fourtli St., permit a 4S8 
Cavanagh. W. K. & G, R.— 

Movement of wooden buildings : from rear Congress st., near 
A St., to rear A St., near Richards St., petition a 555; per- 
mit 563 
Cedar street — 

Trees : JSTo. 73, removal, petition a 384 
Cedar street (ward 24) — 

Grade established : order passed a 41 
Grading, etc. : petition a 384 

Stable : near River st., petition a 537; leave to withdraw 609 
Cemeteries — 

Mt. Hope and Cedar Grove : joint standing committee a 14, 

c 19 
Mt. Hope: trustees elected c 81, a 84, 174, c 183; annual 
report a 297; pauper lots, communication from trustees 
referred a 573 ; order passed a 584, c 594 
Ancient burying-grounds : placing tablets, order passed a 41, 

c 43, a 54 ; report a 590 
Flowers for cemeteries ; order of Inquiry passed c 155, a 157 ; 
report, assigned c 164; accepted, order passed o 303, 
a 305; report, a 361; assigned, with substitute ordinance 
and order c 363; referred c 375; report, assigned c 535; 
referred to next city council c 597 ; indefinitely postponed 
a 602 
Cedar Grove : commissioner elected c 202, a 208; annual re- 
port a 270 
Purchase of adjoining land, order referred a 50S; report, 
order passed c 510, a 521 
Granary Burial-Ground : remonstrance against further inter- 
ments a 537 
Kearsage burying-ground, communication from board of 
health, referred a 389 
Census — 

Statistics of Boston — see Printing 
Central avenue (ward 24) — 

Stable : near River St., permit a 22 

Wooden buildijig : erection, near Blue Hill av., petition a 234; 

permit a 255, c 260 
Track: connecting with Wai-ren st. and Blue Hill av., peti- 
tion a 269; report, order notice 285; hearing 321; permit 
344 
Central Club— 

64 Boylston st., crossing, petition a 495; report 572 
Central square (E.B.) — 

Passenger wagon : to Chelsea, petition a 297, 305 ; license 308 
Central street — 

Paving: between Kilby and Broad sts., petition a 144 
Central wharf — 

Petroleum : No. 2, license granted a 158 

Sidewalk: corner Atlantic av., petition a 388; order passed 
394 
Central wharf (ward 6) — 

Wooden building: erection, petition c 370 
Central Wharf Co. — 

Central wharf, wooden building, erection, petition c 370 
Central Wharf and Wet Dock Corporation- 
Corner Atlantic av. and Central wharf, sidewalk, petition 
a 388 ; order passed 394 
Centre avenue (ward 24) — 

Sewer: schedule of cost a 572; report, order for assessment 
and collection 587 
Centre avenue (Dorchester) — 
Grading : petition a 305 

Edgestones, gutters, macadamizing: order passed a 382 
Centre street (Jamaica Plain) — 
Widening : damages a 110 

Wooden buildings: corner Burroughs St., erection, petition 
a 120; permit a 140, c 151 
Movement from corner Burroughs St. (ward 21), to near 

Burroughs st. (ward 23), petition a 144; permit 158 
Movement to Willow St., petition a 581 ; permit 603 
Sewer : between Wise place and Wyman place, order passed 
a 255 ; schedule of cost 572; report, order for assessment 
and collection 587 
Telephone poles : petition a 485; permit 507 
Crosswalk : at Sheridan ave. and Bowe st., petition a 495 
Lamps : near Grove st., petition a 560 
Iteport a 626 
Centre street (lioxbury) — 

Sprinkling: petition a 221 ; order passed 237 
Wooden building : movement from No. IS to 81, permit a 625 
Centre street — 

Edgestones, sidewalk : No. 364, petition a 234 
Ceylon street — 

Edgestones: corner Bird st., petition a 320; order passed 
343 
Chadbourn, Levi — 

Appointed superintendent soutli scales a 108 



Chadwick & Stillings — 

194 Marlborough St., sidewalk, petition a 269 
Chamberlain, Alfred W. — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer stalls No. 79 and Bland cellar 
No. 15, a 308 
Chamberlain, Johanna — 

19 and 21 Preble St., sidewalk abatement, order passed a 225 
Chamberliu, Edson, heirs of — 

Putman st., sewer assessment a 175 
Chambers, Mary D. — 

Emerson St., rear 703-5 East Fourth St., sidewalk, petition 
a 384 ; order passed 391 
Chandler & Co., et al. — 

Winter St., opposite No 21, crosswalk, petition a 120; report 
175 
Chandler street (ward 5) — 

Wooden addition to building : permit a 86, c 87 
Chapelle, Julius C. — 

Elected representative a .525 
Chapman place — 

Extension: request to report resolve and order a 563, c 567; 
rejjort, resolve and orders passed a 592, c 594 
Chapman street (Charlestown) — 

Telephone poles : petition a 402; permit 465 
Chardon street — 

Steam-engine: Nos. 42 and 52, petition, order notice a 658; 
hearing 582 
Charles-river avenue — 

Gates : petition a 84; order passed 98 
Charles-river Street Railway — 

Order to protest — see Legislative matters 

Use of Cambridge and Metropolitan tracks, petition a 359 ; 
report, order notice 390; locations to Bowdoin and Park 
squares, new petition, order notice 393 ; petitions in favor 
402, 403, 46'2; hearing 403, 420; leave to withdraw 465; 
notice of appeal 471; notice of hearing 495 
Charles street (ward 23) — 

Stable : near Baker St., petition a 39; permit 74 
Charles street (wards 8, 9, 10)— 
Electric lights: petition a 378 
Steam-engine: N<5. 41, petition, order notice a 382; hearing 

388; permit 393 
Claims : .damages a 393 

Telephone poles: between Seventh and Cambridge sts., pe- 
tition a 485 ; permit 507 
Charles street (ward 24) — 

Edgestones, gutters : petition a 378 

Sewer: petition a 388; report, order notice 396; he.aring403; 
order passed 467; schedule of cost 572; report, order for 
assessment and collection 587 
Charlestown Five Cents Savings Bank — 

Harrison-av. extension, $5,550 damages, order passed a 211 
Charlestown street — 

Steam-engine: No. 55, petition, order notice a 14; hearing 
53 ; permit 73 
Charter street — 

Paving: from Unity to Hanover sts., petition a 384; order 
passed 496 
Chase, James V. — 

Appointed field-driver and pound-keeper, a 270, c 275 
Chase, J. N.— 

Terrace av.. Orient Heights (ward 4), stable, petition a 506; 
permit 558 
Chase, O. M., et al. — 

Winslow St., between Zeigler and Dudley sts., lamp, peti- 
tion a 144 
Chatham street — 

Paving : petition a 254 
Chaucer street (E.B.) — 

Wooden buildings : movement from 65 Saratoga st., petition 
a 221 
Chauncy street — 

Claims : personal injuries a 53, 85, c 87 

Widening: resolve and order referred a 222; report, resolve 

and order passed c 230, a 236 
Damages a 238 

Sewer : petition a 269 ; report, order notice 300 ; hearing 
305; order passed 328; schedule of cost 582; order for 
assessment and collection 608 
Cheever, Mrs. J. S. — 

Park St., near Tremont St., injuries to liusband, petition a 72 
Chelmsford Foundry Co. — 

97 and 99 Beverly St., steam-engine, petition, order notice 

a 284; hearing 321 ; permit 328 
127 Friend St., steam-engine, petition, order notice a 418; 
hearing 462 ; permit 471 
Chelsea- 
Passenger wagon: from Central sq. (E.B.), petition a 297, 
305; license 308 
Chelsea street (E.B.) — 

Sprinkling : petition a 221 ; order passed 250 
Wooden buildings: near Eagle St., erection, petition a 234; 
permit a 255, c 260 
No. 315-321, erection, petition a 555 
Petroleum, etc., license a 147, 250 
Macadamizing: from Maverick sq. to Porter St., petition a 269 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Sidewalk : No. 195, petition a 340; order passed 361 
Compensation for use of land, order passed a 49<i 
Tree: corner Maveriek sc[., removal, petition a 506 
Chelsea str-^ct (Cliarlestown) — 

I'aviny : from City sq. to Koss St., order passed a 256 
Tracks: from City sq. to Henley St., report, order notice 

a 270; Iic.-irinji 305; order ])assed 326 
Sewer: between Vine and Medford sts., petition a 393 
Chemical avenue (ward 23) — 

Sewer : petition a 453 
Chenery, Oliver W. — 

Appointed public weigher a 269 
Cheney, Uliver \V.— 

Api^ointed measurer of wood and bark a 156 
Cheney street - 

I-aying out : damages a 302 
Cherry street (ward 20) — 

Stable : rear No. 42, petition a 462; leave to withdraw 497 
Cherry street — 

Lying in hospital : No. 7, petition a 555 ; leave to withdraw 572 
Chester park — 

Uemoval offence, c 302, a 310, c 311, 316, a 322, c 372, a 379 
Chester street (Brighton) — 

Sewer: between Gardner et. and Brighton av., report, order 
notice a 175; hearing 195; order passed 210; schedule of 
cost 603; order for assessment atid collection 613 
Chester square — 

Fence : removal, remonstrance a 402 
Claims : personal injuries c 409 
Chestnut avenue — 

Macadamizing : petition a 21 
Chestnut avenue (ward 23) — 

Compensation for use of land: corner Spring Park St., peti- 
tion a 453 
Chestnut court (t'harlestown) — 

J,amps : petition a 453 
Chestnut Hill avenue — 

Sprinkling: between Washington and Union sts., order 

passed a 238 
lyand : order passed a 328 

Street mains : petition c 331, report c 417, a 418 
Chestnut street (W.H.) — 

PMgestones, sidewalks : petition a 393; order passed 404 
Chestnut street (ward 9) — 

Stables : No. 138-140, petition a 297 ; permit 309 

No 103, revocation of permit, petition a 305 
Grading, paving: west of Brinuner st., petition a 462; order 
passed .507 
Chickering, Charles F. and George H. — 

Shawmut-av. extension, $32,170.20 damages, order passed 
a 58 
Chickering, Munroe — 

Hellevue and Quincy sts., sidewalk, petition a 96 
Chickering, Munroe, councilman (ward 24) — 
Oaths of ottice 1 
Appointed: committee on assessors' department 19; free 

concerts 101 ; fourth July 203 (declined 295) 
Kemarks : 

Quincy. St. school-house 339 
Bill of II. 1>. I'arker & Co., 440, 444, 460 
Sale East-st. place school-house lot 527 
K.xtension of Kulton street 567 
Eagle on Old State House 6i2 
Child, Dudley II., councilman (ward 17) — 
Oaths of ottice 1 
Appointed: committee on assessors' department 19; public 

library 20; wires 19,372; assessors, special 259 
Remarks : 

New site for public library 9 

Lighting High and Latin School drill hall 49 

North-end branch library 101 

Herdic coaches 217. 2:52 

Report on new library building 377 

Bills of H. I). I'arker & Co. 417, 4:51 

M'cst Roxbury and South Boston parks 4.i9, 548 

Public library, report on High and Latin School build- 

iflL' .509, 5":!1 
Council rule No. 44, 578 
Child street (Jamaica Plain) — 

Laying out from Call to Lee St., damages a 148, 211 
(irading, macadamizing: order passed a 308 
Christian, Thomas — 

596 East Ninth St., edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 384; 
order jjassed :591 
Church of the Unity (N'eponset) — 

Walnut St., edgestones, petition a 393; order passed 404 
Oaknian st., widening, $200 damages, order passed a 626 
Chunh sti-eet — 

Paving : from Boylston to Providence St., petition a 418 
Church street (Dorchester) — 

West of .\dams St., name changed to Bowdoin st. a 109 
Circuit street — 

Edgestones, sidewalks: corner Regent St., petition a 402; 
order passed 419 
Citizens — 

General meeting, petition a 72 ; report a 98 



Citizens' Trade Association of East Boston — 

Lewis St., from South Ferry to Marginal St., widening, peti- 
tion a 173 
City clerk- 
Samuel F. McCleary elected and qualified 5 

Assistant appointed a 3 

Quarterly reports a 73, 254, 389, 506 
City hall — see Buildings 
City laborers— see Laborers 
City officers (elections, etc.) — 

Clerk of conunon council 5 

City clerk 5 

Assistant city clerk 3 

Mayor's clerk a 3 

Managers of Old South association c 28, a 40 

Trustees of Mt. Hope cemetery c 81, a 84, 174, c 183 

Directors for public institutions c 27, a 40, 174, c 183, a 197, 
c 201, a 21)8, c217, a 221 

Trustees city hospital c 82, a 84, c 201, a 208 

Trustees public library c 2S, a 40, 53, c 62, a 204, c 2-30 

Directors of East Uo-ston ferries c 48, a 53, 174, c 183, a 196, 
225, c 2:50, a 2:{ii, c 212 

Public weighers a 84, 1.56, 193, 204, 221, 234, 248, 254, 269, 283, 
320, 1527, 310, 359, 378, 384, 402, 470, 520, 571 

Measurers of grain a 108, 462 

(."ity messenger a 7:i, c 78 

Clerk of committees a 73, c 77 

City architect a 7:!, c 77 

Water registrar a 8"), c 87 

Superintendent public buildings a 73, c 77 

Superintendent common and public grounds c 82, 88, a 96 

Superintendent street.s a 84, c 88 

City engineer a 73, c 77 

City registrar a 85, c 87 

City surveyor a 85, c 88 

Superintendent sewers a 85 c 87 

Assessors of taxes a 6D, c 63, a 73, c 78, a 420, c 432, a 434, c 440, 
a 453, c 459, a 464, c 481 

Harbor master a 96 

Superintendent of lamps a 84 

Superintendents of bridges a 84, c 88; assistant a 406 

Superintendent of Kaneuil Hall market a 96 

Registrar of voters a 84 

Superintendent of Faneuil Hall a 156 

Inspector of milk a 96 

Undertakers a loS, 2S:5, 405, 581 

Measurers of wood and bark a 108, 156, 340, 485 

Deputy sealers of weights aixl measures a 173 

Sealer of weights and measures a 144, 161 

Superintendents of scales a 108 

Commissioner on West Boston and Craigie bridges a 120 

Inspectors of petroleum a lOS 

Measurers of upper leather a 103 

Surveyors of marble, freestone, and lime a 108 

First assistant assessors a 97, c 100, a 108, c 115, a 121, c 133, 
242, a 250, c 260 

Second assistant assessors a 144, c 150, a 157, c 1G5, a 174, cl83, 
a 197, c 242, a 2.50 

Overseers of poor :i 84, c 88 

Weighers and insi)ectors of lighters a 158, c 164 

Weighers of coal a 53, 156, 193, 221, 234, 254, 283, 327, 384, 470, 
485 

Member of board of health c 112, a 121 

Inspector of provisions at large a 144 

Weighers and inspectors of bundle hay a 156, 193 

City solicitor a 101, c 104 

Assistant city messengers c 183, a 195 

Police commissioners a 193, 20.i, c 214, 230 

Corporation counsel a 197, 2ii7, c 213, a 221 

Fire commissioner a 193, c 2)1 

(Commissioner of Cedar Grove cemetery c 202, a 208 

Commissioner on sinking-funds a 223, c 229 

Commissioner of Prison point bridge c 230, a 236 

Park commissioners a 204, c 2.30 

Members of Boston water board a 204, c 230 

City treasurer a 270, c 275 

City collector a 270, c 275 

Auditor of accounts a 270, c 275 

Record commissioners a 270, c 275 

Superintendent of printing a 284, c 288 

Fence-viewers a 27u, c 275 

Field-drivers and pound-keepers a 270, c 275,a300, c 301, 318, 
a 322 

Inspector of lime a 270, c 275 

Assistant harbor masters a 283, 300 

Probate ollicers for county of Suffolk a 305 

Inspi'ctor of vinegar a ;520 

Officers to make complaints in cases of neglected children a 418 

Commission to investigate water supply 423 
City of Somerville — 

Cambridge and Crescent sts., sewer, petition a 571 
City solicitor — see Law department 
City square — 

Electric light : petition a 384; report 626 
Claflin, William, et fit.— 

Rear St. James Hotel, purchase of land, petition a 388 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OE CITY COUNCIL. 



XVII 



Claims — 

Joint stauding committee a 14, c 19, a 72 

Payment of executions or judgments of courts authorized 

c 10, a 14 
Claim for use of patented inventions — see Fire department 
Ahcarn, James a 590 
Bancroft, 'J'liomas a 485 
Barnard, J. P. a 238 
Brown, Annie L. a 462, 523, c 526 
Burke, Thomas a 560 
Burrill, Charles a 39 
Bubier, W. T., & Co. a 39 
Briggs, Juha E. a 53 
Bacon, Steuben T. a 59 
Boyle, Patrick a 108, 255, c 259 
Brockway, W. G. a 108 
Barry, David A. a 108 
Burnett, Robert and Andrew a 120 
Bradley, Joseph II. a 248, 325, c 331 
Brush Electric Lighting Co. a 254 
Barker, George a 327, 4a6, c 439 
Blood, I. M. a 327, 382 
Brush, Dr. W. J. c 348, 432, a 434 
Barnard J. P. a 387 
Carroll, John c 27, 139, a 145 
Cheever, Mrs. J. S. a 72 
Crotty, J. Elizabeth a 108, 197, c 201 
Cobh. John D. c 240 
Converse, Beuiamin B. a 305, 523, c 528 
Cofley, J. J. a' 320 
Clapp, Eugene H. a 378 
Deveny, Roger, jr. c 48, 302, a 305 
Ditson, Oliver, Xc Co. a 495 
Flaherty, Martin a 14, 73, c 77 
Foley, Eliza a 144 
Fuller, Margaret a 156 
Fuller, Sarah a 204 
Farrell, William c 374 
Goodnow, Joseph W. c 17 
Garvey, Peter A. a 305 

Hall & Whipple c 19, 95, a 96, c 202, 370, 570, 623 
Herrick, Mame L. a 144 
Horton, Charles H. a 402 
Hunt, William a 248, 298, c 301 
Hutchinson, Jacob U. a 283, 436, c 439 
Keller, Mrs. E. C. c 594 
Kelly, Peter c 27, 263, a 269 
Keyes, John a 384, 419, c 423 
Leonard, Hannah L. a 56, c 62 
Lewis, Thalia E. a 59, 122, c 133, a 182 
Linnehan, Charles a 163, 174 
Lightbudy, Sarah P. a 204 
Ijcach, Isaac C. a 234 
Lloyd, John A. a 3.59, 436, o 439 
Manning, Mary c 409 
Maynard, J. E. c 202 
Maynard J. E. a 387 
Maynard, George W. a 462, 523, c 526 
McCarren, Michael J. c 48, 94, a 96 
McFall, Ann a 39, 73, c 77 
McGuire, Bessie a 39 
McGuire, Mary Ann a 108 
Mcllugh, Hugh a 402, 488, c 492 
McNamara, Catherine a 625 
McNamara, J. J. c 423, 483, a 485 
Mellctbnt, William a 485 

Metropolitan Plate Glass Insurance Co., c 331, 417, a 418 
Morse, William, agent a 144 
Moultou, William'c 439, 623, a 625 
Nelson, William James c483, 623, a 625 
N. Ward Co. a 144, 223, c 229 
O'Hare, Mary c 409 
Parker, H. D., & Co. a 16, c 17, 19, 161, 202, a 238, 344, 387,397, 

c 417, 431, a 438, 541, c 570, a 613, c 623 
Pollard, Alford, & Co. c 233, 263 
I'orter, James H. c 594 
Quiun, John c 133 
Quinn, John a 221 
Richards, A. M. c 139, 246, a 248 
Ring, William a 72, 122, c 133 
Rogers, S. G. a 156, 255, c 259 
Shea, Catherine a 221 
Shevlin, Patrick F. a 462 
Simmon, M. M. a 402, 488, c 492 
Smith, Annie L. a 156 
Smith, Charles \i. a 387 
'Sraitli, Gamaliel c 594 
Smith, William a 393 
Stiles, John C. a 393 
Sullivan, Harry a 453 
Sullivan, Catherine a 53, 85, c 87 
Swain, Gardner a 14 
Tate, George T. a 27 

Tufts, Arthur W. and Nathan a 286, 297, c301 
Walsh, Delia c 543 
Whiteman, Naomi E. c 94, a 96 



Wilkins, B. a 254 

Wilbur, W. B. a 297 
Clapi). Eugene H. — 

Albany st., near Troy St., personal injuries, petition a 378 
Clapp, E. H., et al.— 

Bartlett court (ward 20) lamps, petition a 537 
Clapp, Henry L., et al. — 

West Cottage St., sewer, petition a 269 
Clapp, Joshua, & Smith Wright — 

Portland St., widening, §9553 damages, order passed a 310 
Clapp, Lemuel, et al. — 

C and Baxter sts., sewer, petition a 248 
Clapp, Samuel — 

Glen St. (ward 24), stable, petition a 195; permit 223 
Claj)i) place (ward 24) — 

J yam ps : petition a 155 
Clapp street — 

D.vmage to estate : corner Oak st., betwee:i East Cheste.- park 
aad Norfjlk av., petition a 14t; referred 27J 

Nuisance: communication referred a 378 

Taking land for sewer: i-eport, order notice a 393; hearing 
403; order passed 404 

Sewer; order notice a 404; heari ig 419; order passed 438; 
schedule of cost 6J3; order for assessment and collection 
613 
Clapp, W. W., et al.— 

Wait St., grading, etc., petition a 495 

Water St., between Washington and Devonshire sts., paving, 
petition a 503 
Clapp, William, lieirs of, et al. — • 

Clapp si;., taking land f jr sewer purposes, report, order notice 
a 396 ; hearing 403 ; order passed 404 
Clarence street — 

Sidewalks, edgestones; No. 30-32, petition a 418 
Clarendon avenue — 

Lamps : petition a 495 ; report 626 
Clarendon street — 

Claims : personal injuries a 144 

Telegraph pole : near B. & P. R.R., petition a 470 

Lamp : at First Baptist church, petition a 495 

Cellar helow grade: corner Boylston St., petition a 560; re- 
port and order 609; order passed 613 
Clark & Lee- 
Corner O and East Third sts., edgestones, petition a 388; 
order passed 394 
Clark & Smith— 

2.J1 Medlbrd st. (Charlestown), steam-engine, petition, order 
notice a 14 ; hearing 53 ; ijermit 73 
Clark, A. P., et al.— 

Mt. Vernon St., Dorchester, trees, trimming, removal, etc., 
petition a 221; report, order notice 272; hearing 297; 
order passed 310 
Clark, Charles A.— 

10 Langdon St., edgestones, sidewalk, petition a 269 
Clark, Charles H.— 

Eust-st. place school-house, petition for leave to purchase a 320 ; 
report a 574, c 575 

Elected second assistant assessor a 115, c 150 
Clark, Cyrus T. — 

Harrison-av. extension, $8500 damages, order passed a 362 
Clark, Daniel — 

Sprinkling streets in Dorchester, petition a 144; permit 175 
Clark, Daniel VV.— 

Appointed field-driver and pound-keeper a 270, c 275 
Clark, Daniel and Mary — 

Sprinkling streets, petition a 144; permit 175 
Clark, George L. — 

Elected representative a 525 
Clark, George H., et al. — 

Madison St., sewer, ijetition a 359; order passed 362 
Clark, John H.— 

Huntington av., near Roslindale av. (ward 23), stable, peti- 
tion a 269; permit 284 
Clark, Lester D. — 

Appointed public weigher a 283 
Clark, P.,& Sons— 

201 & 203 Endicott St., driveway, extension, petition a 320 
Clark, William G.— 

Marginal railway, use of tracks for steam tractor, petition 
a 204 
Clark, W. R.— 

Coleman st., gas-lights, petition a 173 

Sidewalk^ petition a 173; order passed 405 
Clark, William R.— 

Coleman St.. sewer, pay for building, order passed a 175 
Clark, W. K.^etal.— 

Hamilton av. ^Dorchester), sewer, petition a 402 
Clark street — 

Paving: petition a 144; order passed 298 
Clarke, James Freeman — 

Appointed trustee of public library a 204, c 230 
Clayton street (ward 24) — 

Grading, etc. : between Commercial and Dickens sts., peti- 
tion a 297 

Steam-engine: petition, order notice a 393; hearing 419; 
permit 466 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Cleaves, Emery, et al. — 

QuiiK'V-st. school-house, postponement of croetion, remon- 
strance c 331 
Cleaves, Joshua — 

Appointed inspector of petroleum a 108 
Cleaves, Xathaniel V. — 

Appointed inspector of jjetroleura a 108 
Clerk, city— see City clerk 
Clerk of commiltees— see Committees 
Clerk of common council — see Common council 
Cliff street- 
Crosswalk : corner Qlenwood st., petition a 204; order passed 
225 

Sprinkling: petition a 254 
Clifford, A. P.— 

Sargent St., near Howard av. (ward 20), stable, petition a 
254; permit 272 
Clifl'ord street- 
Sidewalk abatement : Xo. 40, order pat^sed a 256 
Clifton street— 

N'acant land, order passed a 109, c 133 
Cnaon street (wanl 20) — 

Woodeu biiiUliiiir : movement from Cottage street, petition a 
:!93; permit 404 
C'linton street — 

I.iiiitern : corner Blackstone St., petition a 195; permit 209 
Clogetl, a. K.— 

Byron St.. near Pope st. (ward 1), stable, petition a 555; per- 
mit 663 
Clough, (}eorf;e A. — 

Nominated and elected city architect a 73, c 77 
Coal— see also Fuel 

Weisjbirs appointed a 53, 156, 193. 221, 134, 254, 283, 327, 384, 
470, 4S.') 
Co.asting — see Ordinances. 
Cobb, C. I)., & Bros.— 

69 Court St., steam-engine, petition, order notice a 418; hear- 
ing 462; permit 471 
Cobb. .Tohii I).— 

Kingston St., personiil injuries and damages to horse and 
vehicle, petition c 240 
Cobden street — 

Edgtstones : between Washington st. and Walnut av., peti- 
tion a 234; ortler passed a 343 

Gutters: oiiler p.i.-sed a 343 

Sidewalks : petitions a 37S 
No. 8, petition a 378 
Coburn, Joseph I). — 

.\ppjinlid constable a 402, 419 
Codman, J. Amory, lessee — 

Brunswick av.. between Bragdon st. and We.st Walnut park, 
taking land for sewer purposes, order passed a 497 
Codm.an street — 

Wooden buildings: movement from near Hutchinson st. to 
new location on same lot, petition a 144; permit 158 
Codman street (ward 24) — 

Lamps : report a 625 
Coc, Henry I'"-, ''/■ <il- — 

Amory and Boylston sts. (ward 23), sidewalk, petition a 84; 
order passed 309 
Coffee, J. J.— 

Pav for fowls killed by dog, petition a 234; order passed 255 
Coffey ,■ J. J.— 

Neponsel av., personal injuries, petition a 320 
Coffin, ('harks ]•'., aiid Iriil 11. Crocker, trnttees — 

Portland st. widening, $375 damages, order passed a 344 
Coffin. I'liab H.. <t al.— 

Commonwealth av., plank walk, petition a 108; report 175 
Cogswell, Dr. H. i).— 

Proposal t ) erect fountain a 108 
Colbath, John C— 

Appointed public weigher a 221 
Cold Storage & Freezing i o. — 

K.:sterii av., temporary passenger bridge, permit a 75 
Cole, (;hase — 

Appointed : constable a 402, 419 ; officer to make complaint in 
cases of neglected children 418 
Coleman. George A. — 

Bowdoin sq. to Litchfield's wharf, passenger wagon, peti- 
tion a S4; license 237 
Coleman street (ward 24) — 

(iaslights : peti'ions a 173 

Sidewalk : petition a 173; order passed 405 
Collector, city — see Taxes 
Collins, Dennis — 

Knecland-st. widening, $5700 damages, order passed a 397 
Collins, E. v.— 

Appointed public weigher a 204 
Collins, James — 

277-279 Havre St., sidewalk, petition a 485; order passed 496 

Soutlist. widening, $36,000 d.images, order passed a 608 
Collins, MiL-haelD.— 

Elected first assistant assessor a 97, c 100 
Columbia street (wards 20, 24) — 

Sewers : near Qiiincy st., petition a 163 

Between Hancock st. and Davenport av., petition a 485 



Crosswalk : at Quincy St., report a 361 

Tree: between Bird and Glendale sts., removal, petition 
a 402; report, order notice 4)8; hearing 453; report 497 
Columbia street (Cliark'stown) — 

Wooden l)uilding: movement to Main St., permit a 419 
Colton. Elizabeth E.— 

Walnut i)ark, edgestones, petition a 462 
Colton, W. D.— 

M'aliiut park (ward 21), stable, petition a 462; permit 471 
Columbus avenue — 

ExteiiKioii : damages a 22 

Purchase of land from Metropolitan U.K. Co., order 

passed a 22, c 27 
Extensioi! to Tremont St., at junction with Huggles St., 
petitions a DO ; request to report cost a 564, c 567 
Paving, gravelling, order p.assed a 225 
Sidewalks: at Hotel Clifton, petition a 3l): order passed 175 

No. 403, pelilion .a .')06; order passed .V24 
Sewer: from No. 210 to I5erkeley st., i)etition a 327; order 
passed 3S2; schedule of cost 603; order for assessment 
and collection 613 
Electric light poles : petition a 384; permit 455 
Drivew.ays, gutters: between Camden and Northampton sts., 

order passed a 404 
S.B. H R. location: petition a 434 

Druggists' mortar: corner (,'oluinbus sq., petition a 4-53; re- 
port referred 40-); recommitted 487 ; order passed 540 
Met. U.K. tracks: in extension, petition a 470; report, order 

notice 48a; hearing 523; order passed .i40 
Electric light: corner Appleton and West Canton sts., peti- 
tion !i 602 
Columbus square. — 

Druggists' mortar: corner Columbus av., petition a 453; re- 
port referred 465; recommitted 487; order passed 540 
Comer, .Joseph, <'t al. — 

Corner Washington and Devonshire sts., electric ligltt, peti- 
tion a 495 
Comins, George A. — 

Elected first assistant assessor a 97, c 100 
Commercial court (ward 6) — 

Stable : No. 6, i)etilion a 520; leave to withdraw 540 
Couunereial street (w.-ird 24) — 

Paving : from Dorchester av. to Old Colony R.R.. petition a 21 
Sprinkling: between Dorchester av. and Pleasant st., petition 
a 204 ; order passed 225 
Petition a 2:>4; order passed 250 
Crosswalks: at High and Hancock sts., petition a 234; re- 
port 496 
From High to De Wolf sts., petition a 470 
Iron pipe: to Gerard st., petition a 378; permit390 
Edgestones: between Hanover and High sts., petition a 470 
Stable : near r.iilroad, petition a 6u6; permit 524 
Wooden building: near Shamrock st., erection, petition a 555 
Conunereial street (ward 6) — 

Widening: graile damages a 156 

Land damages .i 175 
Claims : personal injuries a 283, 430 c 439 
Curved track : connecting with Battery st., permit a 496 
Steam-engine: Xo. 273, petition, order notice a 523; hearing 

500; permit 574 
Dartmouth st. line of E.B. cars: route from north ferry to 
Hanover si., order to consider cxixdiency passed a 541 
Commercial street (w.ard 2) — 

Electric light : corner North Ferry av., petition a 402 
Commissions and boards — 

Joint special committee c 5, 19, a 22 

Substitution of boards for conunissions or departments: 

order passed to petition c 60, a ;>4 
Liquor license commission-see Legislative matters 
Committees [see also alphabetic heads] — 

Joint nominating eonnnittees. orders passed c 5, a 21 
Nominating committees appointed c 5, 19, 21, 28, 2tt, a 39, 53, 

72, c l:J8, a 145, 237 
Joint standing committees, orders passed c 17; appointed 

a 14, c I'.i, 52, 105, 203 
Joint special committees c 19, 372, a 379, 420 c 423, 580 
Standing committees, board of aldermen 14 
Standing eonnnittees of council 19, 372 
Preservation of ballots, order passed c 115 
Contingent fund joint committees: additional appropriation, 
statement referred a 121 ; reiJort, order i)assed a 148, 
c 151 
Funeral of councilman Harding, committee expenses, order 

passed c 142 
New committees proposed — see Rules and Orders 
Clerk of Commiltees — 

Nominated and elected a 73, c 77 

Notice of certain subjects before committees c 370, a 382, 

c 412, 442, a 453, c 457. a 46i 
Index to 12 vols, proceedings city council, order passed 

c 483, a 483 
Old State House memorial, order passed c 374, a 379 
Common and pulilic grounds — 

,Joint standing coraniittee .a 14, c 19 

J'Vnce for public gr.juiids at Jamaica pond, order referred c 29 

Fence iu Pemberton square, removal authorized a 60, c 63, 78 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



XI x 



Nomination and election of superintendent c 82, 8S, a 96 

Electric li^Iits, petition a 59; petitions in favor 72; leave to 
witlidniw 272 

Public garden, electric lights, ijetition a 59; petitions in 
favor 72; leave to withdraw 272 

Petition of John Reardon a 59 ; report, leave to withdraw a 98, 
clOO 

Greenhouse : report referred c 94, a 96 ; report c 355, 364, a 381 

$1000 for use of greenhouses, order passed a 285, c 287 

Public garden pond : concreting, report referred c 94, a 96 ; 
report c 355, a 360; report, referred a 404; report c 442, 
assigned c 460, 483, 610; orders passed c 531, a 538, c 554, 
a 556 

Orchard park: additional land, report referred c 94, a 96; 
expediency of providing appropriation, referred a 
11 1, c 133; call for report c 263; report a 285; tabled 
c 287; order refern^d c 369, a 379; report, referred 
to next city council, c 570, a 571, c 576, a 583 
Electric light, petition a 393 

Washington park : oi'der to remove stone and grade, referred 
c 95 

Free concerts : order passed c 95, 101, a 109 

Plants : contract authorized c 106, a 109 

Sale or exchange authorized a 161, c 164 

Storage, etc., order referred c 295; report c 355, a 360 

Boats on public-garden pond, petition of Julia Paget, c 87 

Lighting common and public squares, petitions of electric 
light companies a 85; order notice 98; petitions in 
favor 99, 108; hearing 122; leave to withdraw 272 

Belmont sq. (E.B.), repairs on fence, request c 154 

Public square, junction of Chestnut Hill av. and Rockland 
St. (llrighton), removal of fence c 155 

Storage of material, order referred c 202; report, order passed 
c 355, a 360 

Lighting public garden, etc. — see Lamps 

Superintendent authorized to purchase supplies and employ 
men a 239, c 240, 262 

Iron fences : sale and transfer authorized a 256, c 260 

Fence at j miction of Tremont, Montgomery, and Clarendon 
sts., order referred c 282 

Placing common, etc., in charge of park commissioners, order 
referred c 296 

Iron fences surrounding Independence square, Belmont 
square, Chester park, and Wilson square, removal, order 
passed c3i)2; order to delay, passed a 310; indefinitely 
postponed c 311 ; reconsideration, order and petition re- 
ferred c 316, a .322; report, order passed c 372, a 379 

Time for electing supt., order referred c 303; report c 358; 
ordinance passed, section recommitted c 368; report, 
section indefinitely postponed, and motion to rescind 
assigned c 552 

Thomas jjark : expediency of iron fence, order passed c 318, 
a .322 

Annual report, order passed c 333; referred a 341 

Union park, ilagstaft", petition a 269 ; order passed 274, c 275 

Madison sq., walks, fountain, petition a 283 

Maverick sq., sprinkling, report referred a 285 ; leave to with- 
draw a 343, c 348 

Trinity sq. : petition, referred c 228; report, recommitted 
c 228 ; report referred c 262 ; report, order passed for loan 
for " Church Green " appropriation c 281, 288, 311, a 323, 
346; referred with substitute orders c 348; report, order 
passed c 304; purchase, message a 388 

Art museum lot — see Lands 

Flowers for cemeteries — see Cemeteries 

Play-ground near Union sq., petition a 295; report, order 
passed e 355, a 360 

" Spear Lot" (W.R.), for playground, order to consider ex- 
pediency c295, a 298; report, order passed c 355, a 360 

Stands on common: petition of Henry fcJchrow a 283; leave 
to witlidraw a. 309, c 311 
Petition of Joseph Smith a 297 ; leave to withdraw a 309, 

c311 
Petition of David Scanlin a 297 ; leave to withdraw a 309, 
c311 

Washington park, grading, report c 355, a 360 

Petition of Cook Tree Protector Co. a 384; leave to withdraw 
c 552, a 556 

Annual report of superintendent 389 

Bicycle track : order referred a 407 ; report a 558; referred to 
next cily government c 566, a 571 

Chester sq., removal offence, remonstrance a 402 

Commonwcalth-av. fence, order of inquiry passed c 444, 
a 45:; ; report, order passed c 483, a 485 

Care of trees in streets and squares: opinion of corporation 
counsel a 468 ; report in print authorized a 563, c 567 

Disposal of deer, order passed c 4S4, a 485 

Addition.al appropriation, request a 488 ; report, order passed 
a 496, c 509 

Wages of laborers, report requested a 564, c 508; report a 
590. c 594 

Dumping snow, order indefinitely postponed a 584; order 
passed a 593, c 594 

Lot of land corner Dartmouth and Boylston sts., improve- 
ment, report, order referred c 552 
Dartmouth sq., report on name a 574; recommitted a 582 



Common council — 

Called to order by senior member 1 

Credentials reported 1 

Message to mayor and aldermen, of quorum present 1 

Convention for organization city council 1 

Inauguration of mayor 1 

Oaths of office administered to members elect 1 

Inaugural address delivered by mayor 1 

Charles E. Pratt elected president 3 ; address 3 

Washington P. Gregg elected clerk 5 

Message to mayor and aldermen of organization 5 

Message from aldermen of organization 77 

Convention for election of city clerk 5 

Regular meetings, Thur.-days, 7.^ o'clock, assigned 5 

Contingent fund, order referred 5; report, order passed 106; 

additional appropriation c 28, a 39 
Choice of seats 6 
Powers of aldermen, transfer to city council — see Legislative 

matters 
Lunches ordered o 116, 187, 553 
Portrait of president, order passed 17 
Use of anterooms, order passed 29 
Vacancy in ward 3 ; message to board of aldermen c 142 ; 

see Elections; new member qualified c 183 
Vacancy in ward 23; message to board of aldermen c 154; 

see Elections; new member qualified c 212 
Special adjournments 183, 192, 201, 246, 318, 333, 460, 493, 549, 

597 
Use of council chamber by assessors 212 
Order for use of Herdic coaches 217, 232 
Monster whale. Invitation accepted 316 
Visit to house of correction, etc., order passed 333 
Refreshment bills, orders passed 333, 339, 377, 623 
Visit to park sites 370 
Visit to the water works 370 
Vacancy in ward 22 c 372, a 379 
Members of city council and salaried offices, order offered 

a 383 ; substitute passed a 384; rejected c 412, 431 
Death of ex-mayor Norcross, proceedings 398 
Refreshment bills — see Accounts 
Annual dinner 576 

Caucus of common council elect, order passed 600 
Last meeting, order passed 601 
Closing proceedings 623 
Commonwealtli avenue — 

Plank walk : petition a 108; report 175 

Sidewalks : N"os. 318 and 320, petition a 173; order passed 197 

No. 226, petition a 254; order passed 270 

Corner Exeter St., petition a 378; order passed 386; peti- 
tion 393 

No. 316, order passed a 386 

No. 177, petition a 495 ; order passed 507 

Petition a 506; order passed 524 
Bay windows: corner Exeter st., petition a 297; hearing 
340; permit 362 

Corner Fairfield St., petition a 327; hearing 378; permit 
386 
Extension to Chestnut-hill reservoir, order for report on ex- 
pediency and cost, passed c 318, a 322; report, re- 
ferred c 575, a 583; report, referred to next city coun- 
cil 623, a 625 

Grading, petition a 320 
Removal offences — see Common 
Telephone pole: corner Exeter St., removal, petition a 470; 

permit 488 
Commonwealth flats (ward 13) — 

Wooden building : erection, permit a 40, c 43 
Conant, Ezra — 

Walnut St., sewer abatement a 174 
Conant, George C. — 

Appointed assistant supt. Federal-st. bridge a 406 
Conant, George W. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Conant, L. C. — 

130 Conant st. (ward 22), stable, petition a 53; permit 74 
Conant, Lewis S. — 

Georgia St., laying out, $130.50 damages, order passed a 362 
Georgia st. opposite Montana st., lamps, petition a 453; re- 
port 6-6 
Conant street (ward 22) — 

Stable : No. 130, petition a 53; permit 74 
Condon, Bridget — 

243 East Ninth st., edgestones, sidewalk, petition a 393 ; order 

passed 404 
Condor street (ward 1) — 

Stable : No. 81, petition a 248; permit 234 

Near I'ntnam St., petition a 393; permit 405 
Wooden buildings : movement from opposite Brooks, to op- 
posite Putnam St., petition a 2S3 
Driveway: petition a 305; permit 326 
Plank walk : between Meridian and Putnam sts., order passed 

a 320 
Sewer: between Meridian and Border sts., report, order 

notice a 328 ; hearing 340 
Telephone pole : permit a 344 
Widening : damages a 564 



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INDEX TO niOCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Congi'css square — 

I'aviiig : petition a 144 
St:uKl : petition a 221 
OongiesK street — 

Pavinsr : older passed a 251 

I,;iini)s: petition a 402; repcn-t 626 

UiKlrritroiiiiU wires : from State to Franklin sts., permit a 405 

.Siilcw;ilUs : petition a 434, 453; order p:lSI^cJ 488 

Post for telephone cable: corner Water st., petition a 506; 

permit 524 
Wooden biiildins: movement to rear A St., near Uicbards st., 

))elition a 555; permit 5(53 
Conley, Joliii J. — 

OVanted leave of absence a 23 
Conlin, Cliristoplier P. — 

Elected representative a 525 
Connell, Austin H., et <il. — 

Stouglilon St. (ward 24), between 8umner and Pleasant sts., 

sewer, petition a 234 
Connell, Joseph P., councilman (ward 20) — 
Oatlis of ottice 1 
Appointed: committee on topics in mayor's address 5; city 

hospital 19; public buildings 20; Orchard park 372 
liemarks : 

Pay of teamsters 212 

Disposal of iron fences 260 

Salaries 337 

Eagle on Old State House, 622 
Conncss, John, it al. — 

Lower Mills (ward 24), Blue-Hill National Bank building, 

petition to secure for municipal purposes a 297; report, 

order referred c 52S 
Cedar st. (ward 24), grading, etc., petition a 384 
Conroy, Henry — 

19 Weston st. (ward 19), stable, extension of lime to build, 

permit a 147 
Constables — 

Bonds approved a 15, 109, 146, 391, 434, 453, 464, 471, 485, 487, 

490, 500, .52:5, 539, 557 
Appointments : 

Ad:uns, Francis >f . a 402, 419 

Andrews, Hichaid F. a 402, 419 

Bad lain, William H. a 402, 419 

Barrv, John 11. a 402, 419 

Banv, Patrick a 402, 419 

151oss()in, William A. a 402, 419 

Itrackett, t<anuiel a 4o2, 419 

Brown, Moses P. a 402, 419 

Burcham, Charles a 402, 419 

Baxter, Fr.iiicis J. a 402, 419 

Brothers, Joshua a 402, 419 

Bragdon, James a 402, 419 

t^anning, Saimiel, Jr. a 402, 419 

Coburu, Joseph D. a 402, 419 

(.'onant, George W. a 402, 419 

Cook, William I', a 402, 419 

Copeland, W. >f. H. a 402, 419 

Crawford, Thomas A. a 402, 419 

Curtis, Daniel H. a 402,419 

Cook. Charles P. a 402, 419 

Cole, Chase a 402, 419 

Carter, James M. a 4:U, 466 

Derby, Isaac W. a 402, 419 

Doherty, John V. a 402, 419 

Duddv, John A. a 402, 419 

Damivll, John E. S. a 402, 419 

Darling, Hinds R. a 4<)2, 419 

Davis, Luther a 402, 419 

Dearborn, Albion P. a 402, 419 

Drew, A Kill 8. a 4il2, 419 

Drew, George G. a 4u2, 419 

Duggan, John IL a 41S, 466 

Easterbrook, Samuel IL a 402, 419 

Fitzpatriek, John 15. a 402, 419 

Folger, 'I'lioinas a 402, 419 

Forristall, Henry M. a 402, 419 

Fort, William A. a 402, 419 

Fobs, Elijah 1). a 402, 419 

Franev, John J. a 4ii2, 419 

Farr, George W. a 402, 419 

Fee, Thomas, Jr. a 402, 419 

F>lch, George M. a 402, 419 

Gardner, William T. a 402, 419 

Goodwill, James F. a 402, 419 

Grant, Augustus a 402, 419 

Hall, Thomas a 402, 419 

Hebard, Sylvester H. a 402, 419 

Hicks, William l>. a 402, 419 

Hoyey, Solomon, Jr. a 402, 419 

Hutchins, Luther a 402, 419 

Harrington, John C. a 402, 419 

Herter, Robert a 4u2, 419 

Hodgate, John M. a 402, 419 

Ingalls, Frederic P. a 402, 419 

Johnson, Charles P. a 4ii2, 419 

Jones, William K. a 402, 419 



Kallmann, Marcus a 402, 410 

Keith, David B. a 402, 419 

Kelley, Stephen P. a 4t)2, 419 

Kemredy. Henry P. a 381, 402, 419 

Kiiapp, Frederick 1'. a 402, 466 

Knapp, Russell R. a 402, 419 

Lealiy, John a 402, 419 

Lynch, Mcholas G. a 402, 419 

Leavilt, Abraham M. a 402, 419 

Leeds, James P. a 402, 419 

MacCorry, J. Stuart a 402, 419 

Macdona'ld, Francis X. a 402, 419 

Martin, William D. a 402, 419 

Matthews, George R. a 108, 402, 419 

May, John a 402, 419' 

McDonald, Isaac W. a 402, 419 

Mcintosh, Samuel a 402, 419 

Mcintosh, William H. a 402, 419 

Mecuen, Edward F. a 402, 419 

Meriani, Ikniaiiiiii a 402, 419 

Moore, Dennis a 402, 419 

Munroe, Abel B. a 402, 419 

Munroe, George li. a 402, 419 

Munroe, Jotham E. a 402, 419 

Murphy, George a 402, 419 

Newell", John a 402, 419 

Nooiiaii, Daniel a 402, 419 

O'Brien, John B. a 402, 419 

Paine, Isaiah, Jr. a 402, 419 

Palmer, Leavitt B. a 402, 419 

Patterson, David a 402, 419 

Pesters, Alvah H. a 402, 419 

Phillips, Alvinl. a 402, 419 

Post, William S. a 402, 419 

Prentiss, Henry a 402, 419 

IViest, J. Edward a 402, 419 

Proctor, George B. a 402, 419 

Ripley, Hannibal F. a 402, 419 

Kobie, John a 402, 419 

Rogers, John a 402, 419 

Uowe, Joseph R. a 402, 419 

Royce, Burnhain a 402, 419 

Simmons, Simon a 402, 419 

Smith, Austin R. a 402. 419 

Smith, Charles a 402, 419 

Smith, Thomas M. a 402, 419 

Smyth, Edwin R. a 402, 419 

Spaeh, Henry F. a 4tr2, 419 

Spinney, Edwin B. a 402, 419 

Southworth, Asa a 402, 419 

Sullivan, Barry a 402, 419 

Sullivan, Denis A. a 402, 419 

Sweeney, Christopher F. a 402, 419 

Swett, .Jeremiah M. a 402, 419 

Stokes, Warren J. a 402, 419 

Sullivan, William a 402, 419 

Turner, Charles E. a 402, 419 

Tyler, William G. a 402, 419 

Underwood, Melvin A. a 402, 419 

Wallis, Elbridge G. a 402, 419 

Walsh, Morris J. a 402, 419 

Walsh, Richard W. a 402, 419 

Ware Frank T. a 402, 41'.i 

AVhite, Sumner P. a 402. 419 

Williams, Charles A. a 84, 402, 419; resigned 434 

Williams, Wright W. a 402, 419 

Wilson, George L. a 402, 419 

Wiswall, Romanzo N. a 402, 419 

Wolftsohn, Siegfried a 402, 419 

Wootlindale, Charles F. a 402, 419 

Wright, W.irren A. a 402, 419 

Wyman, Abraham G. a 402, 419 
Continental Sugar Refinery — 

A St., tracks, petition a:J0.'i ; Firstand Granite sts., report, order 

notiei^ 382; hearing 3SS; permit 405; permit revoked 471 
Converse, Benjamin B. — 

East Chester park, breaking down of culvert, petition a 305; 

leave to withdraw a 523, c 526 
Cook, Charles P. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Cook & Handy- 
Sprinkling .streets, petition a 144; permit 175 
Cook, Henry A., et ul. — 

Blue Hill av., sewer, petition a 144; report, order notice 175; 

hearing 144; order passed 210 
Cook, James F.— 

Appointed public weigher a 221 
Cook, John C. — 

Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 150 
Cook Tree Protector Co. — 

Petition for leave to apply invention to trees on Common 

a 384; leave to withdraw c 552, a 556 
Cook, William P.— 

Appoiiitfd constable a 402, 419 
Coolidge, George — 

Elected superintendent of printing a 284, c 288 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



XXI 



Cooper street — 

Paving: petition a 234 
Gradin.g, sji'avolling : order passed a 343 
Copeland, (J. F., ct aC— 

Dudley St., between Blue Hill av. and Brook av., sprinkling, 
petition a 221; order passed 237 
Copeland, Isaac C— 

Faueuil Hall market: transfer stalls No. 70-72, cellar No. 12, 
report a 524 
Copeland, W. M. H.- 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Corbett, Kate F.— 

810 East Third St., edgestoncs, petition a 378; order passed 
386 
Corbett, Mary E.— 

582-584 East Third st., edgestoncs, sidewalks : petition a 254 
Corbett, Michael— 

580 East Third st., edgcstones, sidewalks : petition a 254 
Corey, Ann M. — 

Howard av., sewer abatement, order passed a 497 
Corey street — 

Sidewalks : petition a 156 
Corinth street — 

Laying out and extension from Washington to Brandon sts., 
damages a 564 
Cornhill square — 

Fire-escape bridge: from Rogers building to Young's Hotel, 
petition a 72; permit 86 
Corporation counsel — sec Law department 
Corr, Michael — 

Stillman st., pay for removing snow : petition c 201 
Costello, Michael AV.— 

Elected repicseiitativc a 525 
Cottage place (ward 23) — 

Stable : petition a 297 ; permit 309 
Cottage street (Charlostown)^ 

Plank walk: near Bunker Hillst., petition a 234 
Cottage street (l)orchoster) — 

Sewer: between Norfolk av. and N.Y. & N.E. R.R., order 
passed a 175; schedule of cost 572; report, order for 
assessment and collection 5S7 
Telegraph poles : petition a 24S 
Sprinkling: bL'tween Sumner st. and N.Y. & N.E. R.R., 

order passed a 250 
Stable : petition a 384; permit 391 
Cottage street (E.B.)— 

Sidewalks : No. 92, petition a 388 ; order passed 394 
No. 90, petition a 3'.)3; order passed 405 
No. 89, petition a 402 ; order passed 419 
No. 94, petition a 402 ; order iJassed 419 
No. 98, petition a 402; order passed 419 
No. 91, petilion a 402 ; oi-der passed 419 
No. 93, petition a 402; order passed 419 
No. 79, petitinn a 495; order passed 524 
Cottage street (ward 20) — 

Wooden building: movement to Clifton St., petition a 393; 

permit 404 
Sewer: between Clifton st. and N.Y. & N.E. R.R., petition 
a 418 ; report, order notice 408 ; hearing 470 ; order passed 
472; schedule of cost 572; report, order for assessment 
and collection 587 
Cotting, C. U., trustee — 

Cornhill sq., from Rogers building to Young's Hotel, fire- 
escape bridge, petition a 72; permit 86 
Cotting, C. U., agent — 

Devonshire St., sewer, extension, petition a 283; order passed 
2S8 
Cotting, Charles E.— 

Broadway extension, condition of bulkhead, petition a 144 
Cotton, Henry W. B., councilman (ward 4) — 
Oaths of ofBce 1 

Appointed : committee to attend funeral corporation counsel 
12; streets 20; salaries 20; funeral of councilman Harding 
119; fourth July 203 
Remarks : 

Appropriation bill 189 
Broadway extension 357 
Prison point flats 413, 424, 439, 442, 600 
Water meters 460 
Police head-quarters 480, 482 
Water board repair-shop 493 
Reports due IVom judiciai-y committee 518 
Sale East-st. place school-house lot 526 
E.Ktension of Staniford st. 529, 563 
New Bridge to Charlestown 534 
West lioxbury and South Boston parks 546 
Building permit to F. M. Holmes Furniture Co. 566 
Widening Warren bridge 508 
Bathing department 617 
Coulters, Matthew, Sr.^ 

Mt. Hoi)e St., rear, near Hyde Park av. (ward 23), stable, 
petitinn a 555; permit 563 
County of Suffolk — 

County buildings — see Buildings 

County accounts, standing committee a 14 

Inspection of ijrisons, etc., committee a24, 72; reports 382, 607 



Constables — see Constables 

Probation officer : report c 17 ' 

Jurors drawn a 58, 84, 108, 144, 156, 173, 204, 234, 248, 254, 283, 
320, 327, 384, 393, 402, 418, 434, 462, 485, 504, 506, 537, 581 
Clerk -hire in courts: Jan. a 60; Feb. 121; March 199; April 
25:3; May 310; June 362; July 386; Aug. 397; Sept. 
455; Oct. 508; Nov. 564; Dec' 526 
Superior court (criminal), appropriation a 238 
Superior court (civil), appropriation a 238 
Jury list received and adopted a 146 

Medical examiner : reimbursement for expenses, report a 23 
M es ?enger of j u dge of probate and register of deeds, salary a 73 
Additional appropriation: statement referred a 121; report 

a 148, c 151 
Probation officers : order requesting mayor to appoint, re- 
ferred a 238 ; reisort, orders iiassed 285 
Order fixing salary a 2;j8; tabled 248; withdrawn 285 
A]jpointments 305 

Acting probation officer, Roxbury a 327, 382, c 409, 484, 
531, a 537 
Registry of deeds, classified index, order passed a 383 
liepairs on court-house, order passed a 489, c 492, 509 
Suffolk deeds, printing second volume, order passed a 588 
Suttblk county deeds, indexes, petilion a 581; report, order 
referred a 609 ; report, order passed a 625 
Court square — 

Pavement: petition a 462 
Court street — 

Sewer: between Tremont and Washington sts., petition 
a 156; report, order notice 175 ; hearing 195 ; order passed 
210; schedule of cost 603; order for assessment and col- 
lection 613 
Crossing : at Court sq., petition a 269 
Claims : petition of Metropolitan Plate Glass Insurance Co. 

c 331 ; leave to withdraw c 417, a 418 
L.antern : corner Court sq., petition a 384; permit 391 
Steam-engine: No. 69, petition, order notice a 418; hearing 
462 ; permit 471 
Cousens, John E. — 

Appointed: weigher and inspector of bundle hay a 193; 
weigher of coal 234 
Cousins, J. C. — 

Appointed public weigher 84 
Cox, jVllan — 

273 Coramerciiil st. (wai'd 6), steam-engine, petition, order 
notice a 523 ; hearing 560 ; permit 574 
Cox, George D. — 

Columbus av. from 216 Berkeley St., sewer, isetition a 327; 

order passed 382 
Charles st. (ward 24), edgestoncs, gutters, petition a 378 
Cox, George D., et al. — 

Dorchester av. and Cliarles st. (ward 24), sewer, petition a 
388; report, order notice 396; hearing 403; order passed 
467 
Cox, Thomas^ 

Movement of wooden building : from Neponset av., near Clay 
av., to opposite side, petition a 2-34; permit 250 
Coy, Alonzo, & Brother, et al. — 

Atlantic a v. at Clinton st., crosswalk, petition a 384; report 
390 
Craig, Dorothy Ann — 

Estate, forfeiture to city, order passed c 600, a 602 
Crane, Phineas M. — 

Nominated and elected overseer of poor a 84, c 88 ; decease 
402 
Crawford, Thomas A. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Crawford street — 

Edgcstones : order passed a 270 

Petition a 297; order passed 308 
Petition a 327 
Sewer: extension, petition a 384; order passed 472; schedule 
of cost 582 ; order for assessment and collection 008 
Creek street (Dorchester) — 
Sewer : abatement a 174 
Creighton street (lioxbury) — 

Sewer : petition a 204 
Crescent street- 
Sewer: petition a 571 
Crocker, Uriel H. — 

Appointed commissioner to revise the ordinances c 100 
Crocker, Kulpli — 

Hillside av., change of grade, petition a 384 
Cronin, C(n-nelius F. — 

Elected representative a 525 
Cronin, .Jeremiah, heirs of — 

Baker st. (W.H.), widening, $50 damages, order pa?sed a 541 
Crosby, Bernard — 

Appointed fi(Ud-driver and pound-keeper a 300, c 301 
Crosby, Fredci-ick — 

Faueuil Hall market, transfer of stall 60; report a 147 
Cro.sby, J.B., ct al.— 

Camden St., between Tremont st. and B. & P. R.R., grading, 
etc., petition a 53; order passed 298 
Crosby, Patrick, (t al. — 

Keyes st., grading, raacadamiznig sidewalks, petition a 96 



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INDEX TO rROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



C^osby, William S.— 

First St., iK'twcen Dorchester av. and Foundry St., notice of 
claim of land a 5U6 
Cross Htrei't — 

Steam-engine: No. 124, petition, order notice a 146; hearing 
19') ; permit 209 
Crotty, J. i:iizal)etli — 

Pergonal injiines, petition a lOS ; leave to withdraw a 197, c 201 
Croushaii. I'aiiick — 

Arliiigloii place (ward 25), stable, i)etition a 520; permit 540 
Crowley, Dennis — 

Appointed public weigher a 221 
Crowley, John (J. — 

l,aiul ill Kast Boston, order passed a 328 

Cl.e sea, l'aris,and Maiiun sts. (K.15.)> $1078.18 compensation 
f.ir use of land, order passed a 496 
Crowley, Julia — 

Pay due deceased son, order passed a 406, c 412 
Cudworlh, Warren U. — 

Chaplain at organization of city government 1 
Cullaitli, Kc.bert \V.— 

Dale St., at Hainbiidijc St., crossing, report a 572 
Culvert street (ward 19} — 

Wooden building: addition, near Hampshire St., pctitioD 

a 120; leave to withdraw a 140, c 151 
Stable : near Tremont St., petition a 359; permit 382 
Cumberland street — 

Sewer : assesRinents a 86 
Cummings, Charles B., trustee, et al. — 

Harvard st., between ^\■a^llillgton St. and Harrison av., 
paving, petition a 'z\ ; order passed 298 
Cummings, .1. A., & Co. — 

264 W; s'.iingion St., steam-engine, petition, order notice a 84; 
hearing 120; permit 147 
Cummings, rriiUiss, councilman (ward 10) — 
Oaths of otlice 1 

Ai)]>oiiited : committee on council rules and orders 5; joint 
rules and orders 6; funeral corporation counsel 12; judi- 
ciary 19; claims ]9; ordinances 20 ; pre.-ident/>?'o ti-m. 62, 
112 ;" improved sewerage 203; report of revised ordinances 
303 
Remarks : 

Kevision of the ordinances 46 
Boards and cominissions 50 
Investigation of police commissioners 68 
Uulcs and orders of the council 78 
Ward 22 contested election 92, 103 
Law departiiunl 135, l.')3, 166, 170 
Apiiropriation bill 189 
Kenioval of police commissioners 215 
L'liderLr lund telegrajh wires 228 
Kescinding a ballot 2-16 

Hegularity of certain proceedings 261, 265, 276 
Case of Charles C. Cunningham 311 
Fences around squares 317 
Salaries 355, 549 

Ordinance relating to printing ."^Go, 430 
Otiieial terms of fiu.ineial officers 375 
Care of cemeteries 376 
Ueporl of inspector of vinegar 416 
West Itoxbury and South Boston parks 459, 547 
Tenure of ortiee i-u[)t. common 552 
KxteusioM of Staniford sireet 568 
Council rule No. 44 577 
Revised ordinances 021 
Gundy, William II.— 

Elected tirst assistant assessor a 97, c 100 
Cunningham, Charles C— 

I'elilion, order passed a 009; Indefinitely postponed c 311 
Currie, James — 

71 and S3 West Seventh St., sidewalks, petition a 462 
Currie, James, Jr. — 

Rear 7:5-75 West Seventh St., steam-engine, petition, order 
notice a 434; hearing 470; permit 488 
Currier, S. (.1, et a/.— 

Chestnut av., macadamizing, petition a 21 
Curtis, .Adoniram — 

Sprinkling streets, petition a 144; permit 175 
Curtis. Charles D.— 

Stony-l)iook improvement; pay for work, petition c 138 
Curtis, Daniel B.— 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Curtis, Foster L. — 

Appointed public weigher a 520 
Curtis, Franklin, it al. — 

I'errin st., sidewalk, petition a 204 
Curtis, George — 

760-770 .\lbany st. (ward 18), wooden building, erection, peti- 
tion a 269; permit a 325, c 331 
Curtis, H. (}.— 

179 Marlborough St., sidewalk, petition a 108; order passed 
175 
Curtis, Henry C— 

Savin st. (ward 21) stable, petition a 173; permit 197 
Curtis, Lawrence it A. J. W., trustees — 

1S4 Marlborough St., sidewalk, petition a 269 



Curtis, Nelson — 

Custer St., sewer assessment a 174 ; abatement 382 
Curtis, William — 

Euslis St., near AVashiiigton st. (ward 20), wooden building, 
erection, petition a 144; permit a 200, c 201 
Curtis street — 

I'ipe : .-it Bremen St., permit a 23 
Curve street — 

Grade damages a 301, 496 

Estate No. 23: purchase, order passed a ."^94; tax, order 
passed a 496; referred c 509, 57G; raising to grade, order 
passed a 524 
Cushing avenue — 

Grading, etc. : petition a 156; order passed 285 
Laying out: damages a 161 
Grade : petition a ;540 
Sewer : petition a 384 
Cushing, Benjamin — 

Nominate d and elected assessor a 60, c 63, a 73, c 78 
Cushing, Benjamin — 

ItiO Iliglilaiul St., tree, removal, petition a 359 
Cushing, \\'illiaiii L., heirs of — 

I'urchiise st., land forfeited, order referred a 362; passed 
a 436, e 439 
Cushman, lliram, et al. — 

Shepherd St., between Washington and Union sts., macad- 
amizing, petition a 21 
Custer street- 
Macadamizing: petition a 96; order passed 308 
Sewer : assessment a 174, 382; abatement a 3S2 
Abatements a 174. 328 
Cutter, D. J., et at.— 

Commercial st. (ward 24), from Dorchester av. to Old Colony 
R.H., x)aviug, petition a 21 

D street — 

Extension : raising grade of Old Colony railroad, order re- 
ferred c 2S2, a 292, c 297 
■Wooden bnikliiig: rear House of Correction grounds, erec- 
tion, petition a 560 
Dacey, Timothy, heirs of — 

Dove St., sidewalk abatement, order passed a 238 
Daily, Edward B. — 

Elected tirst assistant assessor a 108, c 115 
Dale avenue — 

Sewer: petition a 434; report, order notice 463; hearing 470; 
order passed 472; order for assessment and collection 
626 
Dale sireet — 

Crossing : at Bainbridge St., report a 572 
Dallinger, Frank W.— 

.Appointed public w-eigher a 234 
Dalton street — 

Grading, etc., petition a 53 
Daly, James F., councilman (ward 6) — 
Oaths of oflice 1 

Appointed : monitor 10; committee on city registrar's depart- 
ment 19; city hospital 29 
Remarks : 

Ward 22 contested election case 93 
Daly, Thomas H. — 

Appointed public weigher a 327 
Damrell, John K. S. — 

Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 150 
Ajipejiiited constable a 402, 419 
Dana, Otis D., councilman (ward 14) — 
( )atli8 of olliee 1 

Elected : committee on finance 17 

Appointed : eoinmittee on commissions and boards 19 ; judici- 
ary 19; ordinances 20; repoi't of revised ordinances 363 
Dana street — 

Steam-engine: near Ninth St., petition, order notice a 14; 
permit 73 
Danforth st. (ward 23) — 

Grading, macadamizing: from Boylston st. to Wyman St., 
order passed a 309 
D'Arcy & Atwood— 

East Boston, sprinkling streets, petition a 120; permit 175 
220 Border st. (E.B.), steam-boiler, petition a 144; per- 
mit 173 
Sprinkling certain streets, petition a 156; permit 175 
Ashley av.. Orient Heights (ward 1) stable, petition a 434; 
permit 4.54 
Darling, Hinds R. — 

.Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Dartmouth street — 

Telegraph i)oles : petition a 21 

Claims: persenial injuries a 156 

Crosswalk: petition a 156; report 175 

Edgestone, sidewalk : petition a 17.i; order passed 198 

Curved track : corner Tremont st., jjetition a 470; report, 

order notice 489; hearing 523 
Electric light : corner Tremont st., petition a 5"7 
Lot of land : coriur Boylston St., improvement, report, order 
referred c 552 
Dartmouth sq., report on name a 574; recommitted a 582 



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XXIII 



Davenport, Bennett F. — 

Appointed inspector of vinegar a 320 
Davenport, Edward — 

19 Mather st. (ward 24), stable, petition a 320; permit 328 
Davenport, F. C. — 

40 Wimiirop st., Roxbury, stepping stone, petition a 233; 
leave to withdraw 298; petition 571; permit 5S7 
Davenport, Hartford- 
Columbia St. between Hancock st. and Davenport av. (ward 
20), sewer, petition a 485 
Davern, Margaret- 
Blue Hill av., sewer abatement, order passed a 239 
Davies, Edward H. — 

Blue Hill av., sewer abatement, petition a 320; order passed 
362 
Davis, Henry A. — 

Appointed superintendent north scales a lOS 
Davis, John M , et al. — ■ 

Devens St., paving, petition a 320 
Davis, Luther — • 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Davis, Samuel G., etal.^ 

Highland St., sprinkling, petition a 221; order passed 237 
Davis, Thomas W. — 

Nominated and elected city surveyor a 85, c 88 
Davis, William F.— 

Nominated and elected water registrar a 85, c 87 
Dawson, Henry — 

Appointed assistant harbor master a 283 
Day, li. L., & Co., ct al.— 

E.f change place, paving, petition a 144 
Dean, Benjamin — 

85 P St., sidewalk, petition a 520; order passed 540 
Dean, Charles — 

Appointed public weigher a 221 
Dean, Mrs. Minnie P. — 

203 Walnut av. (ward 21), stable, petition a 320; permit 
323 
Dearborn, Albion P. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Dearborn, Charles E., and Thomas S. Wales — 

Linden st. (ward 25), edgestones, order passed a 308 
Dearborn .street — 

Electric light : corner Eustis st., petition a 393 
Decatur street (Charlestown) 

Sewer: petition a 144; report and order notice 175 ; hearing 
195; order passed 199; scliedule of cost 582; order for 
assessment and collection 60S 
Decker, Conrad — 

Marginal St., near B., R.B. & Lynn R.R., stable, petition 
a 327 ; permit 343 
Decoration Day — 

Post 26 Gr..'\..R., invitation accepted a 103, c 133, 142 

$200 to each P,)st G.A.R. c S3, 88, a 90 

Suftblk Co. Association G.A.R., invitation to services ac- 
cepted a 121, cl33, 142 

MembL'rs of lire department, order referred c 83 ; report, order 
passed c 230, a 236 

Members of police department, order referred c 83; report, 
order passed, c 244, a 248 

Post 92 G..V.H., Invitation accepted c 259, a 269 

Holiday, order passed c 282, a 284 

Carriages, order passed c 303 
Deer Island — 

Claims : personal injuries c 27, 263, a 269, 402, 488, c 492 
Decry, John — 

Milford place (ward 19), stable, petition a 393; permit 405 
De la Motte, Gabrielle— 

My.stic St., closing against teams, damages, petition a 495 
Delle avenue- 
Sewer : abatements a 99, 144, 174, 489 
Assessment a 483 

Edgestones, sidewalk: petition a 108 
Delong, Edwin R — 

Welles av., from Ocean to Harley sts., macadamizing, peti- 
tion a 141 
Do Marcias, Joanna H. — 

Pay for lost bond, or issue of new certificate, petition a 537; 
report, order jjassed c 553, a 556 
Demmen, Rjubeu K. — 

Portland-st. widening, $6250 damages, order passed a 329 
Demmon. R. C— 

Culvert St., n'jar Tremont st. (ward 19) , stable, petition a 359 ; 
permit 382 
Denio, O. JST., cA. al.— 

Savin St., sidt!walks, petition a 320; order passed 328 
Denney, Thomas J., councilman (ward 12) — 

Oaths of ofli,'C 1 

Appointed: committee on elections 5; Mt. Hope and Cedar 
Grove c;'meteries 20; improved sewerage 5; fourth July 
203 
Denning, J. P., at al. — 

Third St., .sprinkling between B and C sts., petition a 269; 
leave to withdraw 283 
Dennis street (Ro.'vbury) — 

Edgestone.s : petition a 259; order passed 343 



Dennis, Walter S. — 

Harvard St., near School st. (ward 24), stable, petition a 340; 
permit 301 
Dennis, William H. — 

Appointed assistant supt. Warren bridge a 406 
Dennison, Gertrude A. — 

Park St. (ward 24), edgestones, petition a 195 
Dennison Manufacturing Co. — • 

21 Vale St. (ward 21), stable, petition a 495; permit 508 
Denton, Joseph — 

116 AVhite St., sidewalk, petition a 378; order passed 386 
Derby, George H., & Co. — 

55 Charlestown St., steam-engine, petition, order notice a 14; 
hearing 53 ; permit 73 
Derby, Isaac W.^ 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Desmedt, F., administrator — 

61-63 Bower St., sidewalk, petition a 297; order passed 309 
Desmond, Timothy — 

Cedar St., near River st. (ward 24), stable, petition a 537; 
leave to withdraw 609 
Devens street — 
Named a 84 
Devens street — 

Paving : petition a 320 
Deveny, Roger, Jr. — 

Stony Brook, personal injuries, petition c 48; report c 302, 
a 305 
Devin, Edward, et al. — 

West Seventh St., between B and D sts., sidewalks, petition 
a 470 
Devine, James — 

13 Rand st., edgestones, petition a 485 ; order passed 496 
Devlin, Thomas H., councilman (ward 13) — 
Oaths of oftice 1 

Elected: committee on fin.ince 17 

Appointed: committee on joint rules and orders 6; commis- 
sions and boards 19 ; claims 19 ; common 19 
Remarks : — 

New site for public library 9 
Revision of the ordinances 47 
Superintendent of common 82 
Appropriation bill 186 
Storage of material for public grounds 202 
Rescinding a ballot 246 
Pay of laborers 302 

Water meters and inspectors 338, 353, 367 
Access to public institutions 433 
Waste- water detectors 517 
Devonshire .street — 

Paving : between Milk and State sts., petitions a 156, 194, 256 ; 
order laid on table 198, 207 ; remonstrances, order passed 
251; action suspended 256; report, order passed 270 
Sower: extension, petition a 283; order passed 28S; schedule 

of cost 6U3 ; order for assessment and collection 613 
Underground wires : from Franklin to Summer sis., permit 

a 405 
Electric light: corner Washington St., petition a 495 
Dcware, Elisha — 

Petition for aid to get to California a 556 
Dewey, Euda — 

49 Clifford st., sidewalk abatement, order passed a 256 
De Wolf, John L., et al.— 

Hillside St., grading, etc., petition a 254; order passed 362 
Dexter, S. P.— 

Hancock St., opposite Glendale St., edgestones, petition a 393; 
order passed 404 
Dexter, S. P., et al.— 

Bird St., crossing of N.Y. & N.E. R.R., gates, petition a 14; 

request for hearing, order notice 158; hearing 205 
Cushing and Sawyer avs., grading, etc., petition a 156; order 

passed 285 
Cushing and Sawyer avs., sewers, petition a 384 
Dickson, Joseph — 

153-55 Rutherford av., wooden addition to building, permit 
a 4ii6, c 477 
Dinsraore, Thomas— 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer cellar No. 1, report a 496 
Dinsmore, Thomas, & Son, ct al. — 

Faneuil Hall market, electric light, petition referred c 319 ; 
report c 528, a 537 
Ditson, Oliver, & Co. — 

449 Washington St., damages, petition a 495 
Dix, J. H.— 

Fairfield St., bay-windows, petition, order notice a 453; hear- 
ing 485 
Dixcy, Richard J. 

Appointed public weigher a 204 
Dixon, James A. — 

Green St., near Union av. (ward 23), stable, petition a 340; 
permit 361 
Doanc, Oscar — 

Passenger wagon from Central sq. to Chelsea, petition a 297| 
305: license 308 
Doane street — 

Pavement: petition a 402; report 471 



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INDRX TO riJOCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Dock Rquarc — 

Mc-ltinc; fiirnnccs: Kos. 5J and 6, petition a 144; permit 158 

Xo. i">i, pilition a 144 
Pavini;: (Hlition a 104 
Dodt;e, ICpliniim, ct at.— 

M<niiiiniiit court (Oharlestown), sewer, petition a 485 
Dodge, Frederick L. — 

Appuiiitid public weigher a 283 
Dodge, James H. — 

Elected auditor of accounts a 270, c 275 
Chosen clerk of linanee committee c 28 
Doc, (feorge 1. and Clara — 

24 Union park, release of conditions of sale, petition a 248; 
report, order passed a 234, c 287 
Doc, William G. — 

8outh-Kt. widening, $GG50 damages, order passed a 253 

118, 120, 12:! Emerson St., sidewalk, petition a 384; order 

])assed 301 
707-711 East Fourth St., sidewalks, petition a 384; order 

passed :V.)\ 
690 and 701 Ea-l Fifth St., edgcstones, sidewalks, petition a 470 
Doggett, Nathaniel 15. — 

Essex-st. extension, sidewalk abatement; petition a 03; 
order passed 75 
Dchert}-, .John — 

Elected representative a .525 
Doherty. John F. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Doherty, Lawrence— 

Movement of wooden buildings : from rear Western av., near 
Korlh Harvard st., across said av., petition a 144 ; penult 158 
Doherty, Michael — 

.'\ppoinled weigher of coal a 53 
Doherty, .Michael — 

Knecland st., widening, $4000 damages, order passed a 584 
Dohertj , M., et al. — 

Union park, flagstaff, petition a 269; order passed a 274, 
c 275 
Dolan, James — 

751-7-')9 Dudley St., sidewalk, petition a 402; order passed 419 
Dolau, .lames W. — 

Appointed undertaker a 495 
Dolau, .Michael J.— 

Klect<'(l representative a 525 
Dolan, William — 

Nominated and elected inspector in-chief of lighters a 158, 
cl64 
Dole, Frank B.— 

7 Gaston St., edgcstones, petition a 221 
Dole, William H.— 

Hear A st., near Souther's building (ward 13), stable, petition 

a 4 rj; permit 420 
A St., Ill ai Eastern av., wooden building, erection, petition 
a 418 ; permit a 46i5, c 477 
Donaghuc, John T. — 

164,1 West Broadway (ward 13), lantern, petition a 195; per- 
mit 209 
Donahoe, Cliarles W., councilman (ward 15) — 
Oaths (f odiee 1 

Appointed: committee on health 19; laborers' pay 29; bonds 
city officers 348; conference on salaries 355; funeral 
Moses Williams 416 
Remarks : 

Laborers' pay 294 
Salaries 335 
Care of cemeteries 376 
Donalioe, Charles W. — 

Elected represent.itivc a 52a 
Donahoe, Charles W., ct al.— 

Corner Dorchester and West Ninth sts., cesspool, petition 
a 108; report 210 
Donaldson, William — 

3I6-:5J0 Warren st., sidewalks, petition a 462 
Donaldson, William — 

Walnut av., corner Dale et. (ward 21), stable, petition a 378; 
permit 385 
Donlan, MicliMel — 

502 Fast Fifth St., sidewalk, petition a 402; order passed 419 
Donovan, James, eijuneilmau (ward 16) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on treasury department 20 
Donovan, Patrick J., councilman (ward 5) — 
Oaths of oltiee 1 

Ap )ointed : committee on overseers of poor 20 
Remarks : 

Aiipropriation bill 190 
Doogue, William — 

Nomiiiited and elected superintendent of common and public 

grounds c 82, 88, a 96 
$1000 for use of greenhouses, order passed a 285, c 287 
Dooley, Ellen J.— 

ForllMiid-st. widening, $17,300 damages, order passed a 326 
DorchesUr avenue — 

Paving: between Adams st. and Dorchester district, petition 
a 14 
Between Adams st. and Washington Village, petition a 14 



Sewer damages : No. 606-608, petition a 195 
Sprinkling: from Swett to Mt. Vernon sts., order passed 
a 198 
From Field's corner to Mt. Vernon st., petition a 204; 
order passed 22.') 
School-house — see Schools 
Paving, sidewalks: between Dorr and Swett sts., order 

passed a 285 
Met. R.R. location : petition a 305; hearing 359; order passed 

362 
Stable? : near Creek st., petition a 327 ; permit 385 
Petition to put in order: between Milton bridge and Codman 

St. a 72 
Druggist's mortar : corner Boston St., petition a 120; permit 
1.58 
No. 559, petition a 506; permit 558 
Telegraph pole: near Dexter st., change in location, petition 

a 150; permit 175 
Sewer: petition a:;8->; report, ordin- notice 396; hearing 403; 
order passed 4G7 ; schedule of cost 572; report, order for 
assessment and collection 587 
Relocation : damages aiiOl 
Wooden bnildings: movement from near liichmond St., to 

near Ashinont St., petition a 393; permit 404 
Near l-'oundry st., extension, petition a 418; permit a 468, 

c 477 
Near ('reek St., erection, petition a 453; permit a 466, c 477 
At Fort i'oint channel, erection, petition a 5-0; permit a 558, 

c 56.> 
Claims ; damages a 453 
Crosswr.lU : at Komsey St., petition a 506 
Sidew.ilks: from .\siiinont st., petition a 418 
Surface water, damage to estate: near Glover's corner, peti- 
tion a .537 
Turnout track: at Washington Village, petition a 537; permit 
540 
Dorchester street — 

Dahlgren Post No. 2, G.A.R. : use of court-room, corner 

Fourth St., petition c 27 
Cesspool : corner West Ninth St., petition a 108; report 210 
Track: jjetition a 144; order notice 148; hearing 195; per- 
mit 209 
Crosswalk : between Ninth and Newman sts., petition a 156 
Wooden sheds: erection, petition a ;;84 
Sprinkling: from ICighth st. to Broadway, petition a 221 

From Broadway to Second St., petition a 248; leave to 
withdraw 256 
Electric lights : corner Broadway, petition a 402; report 626 
At U.K. crossing, petition a 5 >7 ; report 026 
Lettered lantern : No. 29.', petition a 485; permit 507 
Dore, John 1*. — 

Nominated and elected overseer of poor a 84, c 88 
Elected street commissioner a 584 
Dorr, Joseph— 

6J Alpine st., sidewalk, petition a 418 
Dorsey, James — 

Blue Hill av., sewer abatement, order passed a 239 
Dorsey, James, jr. — 

Blue Hill av., sewer assessment, order passed a 239 
Doughty, Royal W.— 

Appointed measurer of grain a 462 
Douglass, Alexander — 

Appointed public weigher a 283 
Dove, John — 

Appointed fence-viewer a 270, c 275 
Dove street (ward 14) — 

Stable : near K st., petition a 39 ; permit 74 

Near E St., petition a 248; permit 255 
AVooden building: corner E st., permit a 86, c 87 

Near E si , ereeiion, petition a 248; permit a 255, c 260 
Sidewalk abatement: order passed a 238 
Dover street — 

'J'racks : corner Washington St., temporary curve, petition 

a 2S3 ; order passed 285 
Electric light : petition a 383; report 626 
Dow, Moses A., it III. — 

City sq., eleeiric light, petition a 384; report 626 
Downs, (ieorge W. — 

Compl.iint against fire commissioners, request for bearing 
c 40'J; report, leave to withdraw c 483, a 485 
Doyle, Teres.a — 

67 Baxter St., edgcstones. petition a 402; order passed 419 
Same, sidewalks, petition a 470 
Drake, W. S., ct iil.— 

Biunswick av. (West Walnut park extended), order notice 
of intention to takelaii'l for sewer purposes a472; hearing, 
order passed 497 
Draper, Eunice — 

151 West Urookline St., lying-in-hospital, petition a 254; 
permit 263 
Draper street — 

Mac.idamizing: petition a 96 

Sewer: between .Vrcadiaand Westvillc sts., petition a 120; 
report and order notice 175; hearing 19.) ; order passed 
210; schedule of costs 572; reijort, order for assessment 
and collection 587 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



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Edgestones, gutters : petition a 327 ; order passed 343 
Drew, Alvin 8, — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Drew, George G. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Drew, Joseph L.— 

Elected first assistant assessor a 97, c 100; decease c 242 
Driscoll, C. F., et uL— 

Blue Hill av., sewer, petition a 144; report, order notice 175; 
lieaving 195 ; order passed 210 
Driscoll, Daniel P.— 

Appointed public weigher a 204 
Drisko, O. H., & Co.— 

Farnham st., near Gerard st. (ward 20), wooden building, 

erection, petition a 470; permit a 4M6, c 509 
Same, steam-engine, petition, order notice a 470 ; hearing 506; 
permit 524 
Drivers' Union Ice Co. — 

Rutherford av., near South Eden st. (ward 5), addition to 

wooden building, petition a 144; permit a 200, c 201 
Rutherford av., rear South Eden st. (ward 4), wooden ad- 
dition to building, petition a 495; permit 558 
Dromey, William W. — 

Elected first assistant assessor a 97, c 100 
Drury, Constant F. — 

Elected first assistant assessor a 97, c 100 
Duane, John H. — 

Elecled first assistant assessor a 97, c 100 
Duclos, Edward J. — 

Appointed weigher of coal a 283 
Duddy, John A. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Duddy, Robert — 

Rutherford av., near Miller st. (ward 5), wooden building, 
erection, petition a 59; permit a 86, c 87 
Dudley, Levi P. — 

Appointed superintendent scales. West Roxbury a 108 
Dudley, Mary E.— 

707 Shawmut av., lying-in hospital, petition a 269; permit 
284 
Dudley street- 
Steam-engine : No. 754, order notice a 96; hearing 144; 

permit 158 
Sjirinkling: between Blue Hill av. and Brook av., petition 
a 221 ; order passed 2;j7 
Petition a 234; order passed 250 
Lamps : corner Washington st., petition a 248 ; report 626 

Corner Magazine St., petition to replace a 520 
Sewer: near Humphrey St., order passed a 300 
Sidewalks : No. 730-732, petition a 327; order passed 488 
689-595, petition a 388; order passed 394 
751-759, petition a 402 ; order passed 419 
Electric lights: corner Warren and Washington sts., peti- 
tion a 378; reports 626 
Corner Hampden St., petition a 402; report 626 
Corner Blue Hill av., petition a 402 
Stable : rear 701 , petition a 388 ; permit 396 
Telephone poles : petition a402; permit 465 
Crosswalk : at Humphrey St., petition a 495 
Church estate, corner Vine St., purchase c 95, a 96, c 531, 549, 
569, a 071 
School, report, order passed c 576, a 583 
Duffy, James, (t ciL — 

Seventh St., between M and N sts., sidewalk, petition a 453 
Duggan, John H. — 

Appointed con.stable a 418, 466 
Dunbar, Charles C. — 

Rosiin St., opposite Harley st. (ward 24), stable, petition 
a 384 ; permit 391 
Duncan, William — 

5 Haymarket sq., melting furnaces, petition a 221; permit 
237 
Duncan, William H., et al. — 

Cooper and North Margin sts., paving, petition a 234; North 
Margin St., order passed 390 
Dunlow street (ward 19) — 

Lamps : petition a 520; report 625 
Dunn, Alexander T. — 

West Seventh St., between D, and E sts., edgestones, petition 
a 470 
Dunn, Patrick — 

Appointed weigher and inspector of bundle hay a 193 
Dunne, Joseph P. — 

Elected hrsl assistant assessor c 116, a 121 
Dunnigan, John, et al. — 

Decatur St. (Charlestown), sewer, petition a 144; report, 
order notice 175 ; hearing 195 ; order passed 199 
Dunstable street (Charlestown)— 

Grading, edgestones, sidewalks: petition a 53; order passed 

256 
Laying out : damages a 489 
Dupee, John E., etal.^ 

Franklin st. (ward 25), from Lincoln st. to North Harvard st., 
2)Iank walk, petition a 21; order passed 308 
Duran, Michael — 

22 West Fifth st., sidewalk, petition a 378 ; order passed 386 



Durant, Pauline A. — 

Use of lands in Wellesley belonging to Boston Water Board, 
order passed a 210 
Durham street — 

Retaining walls and abutments for footbridge across Provi- 
dence R.R. : order passed a 390; order to build bridge 496 
Dwight, John F. — 

Sixth St., between G and K sts., coasting, petition referred a 603 
Dwyer, Elislia R. — 

Complaints about Rainsford Island— see Institutions 
Dyer, Warren R. — 

Corner Hancock and Stoughton sts., sidewalk, petition a 234; 
order passed 250 



E street- 
Track : petition a 144 ; order notice 148 ; hearing 195 ; permit 

209 
Footway under Old Colony R.R. , order to consider and re- 
port a 238, c 240; petition a 269; report, orders passed 
a 362, c 363, 5-54, a 556 
Sidewalks : Nos. 184 and 185, petition a 434 
Eagle street — 

Iifacadamizing, etc. : petition a 305 

Grading, gravelling, edgestones, gutters : between Putnam 

and Prescott sts., order passed a 326 
Grading, gravelling, edgestones, gutters, sidewalks: between 
Meridian and Border sts., order passed a 326 
East Boston Co. — 

Brooks St., sewer abatement a 99 
East Broadway — 

Telegraph poles: between O and P sts., petition a 506; per- 
mit 524 
East Chester park — 

Claims : damages a 305, 523, c 526 
East Dedham street — 

Stable: Nos. 105 and 107, petition a 108; permit 121 

Paving : petition a 156 ; order passed 298 

Sidewalks : order passed a 298 

Wooden building: movement from No. 90 to No. 99, petition 

a 359 
Iron pipe : from Albany st., permit a 405 
East Eighth street^ 

Track: petition a 144; order notice 148; hearing 195; permit 

209 
Telegi-aph j)oIes : between K and M sts., permit a 394 
Sidewalk : No. 419, petition a 418 
East Fifth street- 
Widening, retaining-walls, paving: order passed a 298 
Grading, etc. : between G and II sts., petition a 384 
Sidewalks: No. 562, petition a 402; order passed 419 
Edgestones, sidewalks : Nos. 690 and 701, petition a 470 
East First street (S.B.)— 

Melting furnaces : near O St., petition a 84; permit 97 
East Fourth street (ward 14) — 

Wooden buildings : corner F St., erection, petition a 173; per- 
mit a 200, c 201 
Movement from No. 874 toNo. 879, permita 488 
Addition No. 644-616, petition a 555; permit a 584, c 594 
Sidewalks : No. 619, order passed a 270 

Nos. 707-711, petition a 384; order passed 391 
East Newton street — 

Modification of conditions in deed : petition a 72 ; order passed 
c 94, a 96 
East Ninth street — 

Sidewalk : No. 610-612, petition a 120 

Edgestones : Nos. 593 and 595, petition a 378 ; order passed 386 

Edgestones, gutters, sidewalks: between Dorchester and 

Lowland sts., order jiassed a 382 
Edgestones, sidewalks : No. 596, petition a 384; order passed 
301 
Near K st., petition a 384; order passed 390 
No. 247, petition a 393; order passed 404 
No. 591, petition a 393; order passed 404 
No. 243, petition a 3',)3; order pissed 404 
Extension: report referred a 571; report and order a 608; 
order passed a 013, c 622 
East Second street (S.I5.) — 

S.B. R.R. location: petition a221; order notice 238; hearing 

269 ; order passed 298 
Wooden building: near P st., erection, petition a 234; per- 
mit a 255, c 260 
Telegraph poles : between L and N sts., permit a 394 
East Seventh street — 

Sidewalks: Nos. 464, 472, 474, petition a 393; order passed 
405 
Nos. 476, 478, petition a 393 order passed 405 
Nos. 466, 468, 470, petition a 393; order passed 405 
No. .^07, petition a 434 
No. 656, order pa.ssed a 488 
East Sixth street (ward 14)— 

Wooden buildings: addition, near Q st., petition a 248; per- 
mit a 255, c 260 
East South street — 

Pay for extension of time to build; refunding, petition 
a 320; leave to withdraw a 391, c 409 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



East Spriiiirficld Plri-ct— 

Plauk walk : betwci'n Harrison av. and Albany et., order 
passed a '20S 
East slritl (ward '24)— 

'J'eli'pliono poles : petition a 402 ; permit 465 
East-st. place — 

Scbool-liouso: purchase, petition a 320; report a 074; 
c 67;) 
East 'I'hird street— 

Hidiwalk : No. 450-458, petition a 248 
Sidewalks, edgestones : petition a 108; order passed 382 
No. 582-584, petition a 254 
No. 580, petition a 2')4 
No. 800, petition a3.V.t; order passed 382 
Nos. 81)2 and SOS, petition a 35'J ; order passed 382 
Conditions in deed to Deborah A. Sears, petition a 269; leave 

to withdraw a 32'.1, c 331 
Edge-stones : No. 810, petition a 378; order passed 386 
Corner () St., petition a 388; order passed 394 
Eastern avenue — 

Steam-engine : No. 46-48, petition, order notice a 39; hearing 
84; permit 10'.); petition, order notice 146; hearing 
195; permit 197 
Near Kort I'oint channel, petition, order notice a 403; hear- 
ing 462; permit -171 
Petition for leave to dig up a 53; permit 56 
Temporary passenger bridge ; permit a 75 
Electric lights : petition a 84 
Uemoval of ashes from Hay State Sugar Refinery ; petition 

a 297 ; report a 301, c 363 
Iloistiiig-heam : No. 48, petition a 462 
Eastern liailroad <."o. — 

Uutherlbrd av., opposite Winchester st. (ward 5), wooden 

building, erection, permit a 40, c 43 
Marginal St., wooden addition to building, permit a 40, 

c43 
Taking land for sewer purposes, order notice a 175; bearing 

205; order passed 210 
East IJoston, l)etween South Ferry and Eastern R.R. wharf, 
vacant dock, petition a 453, petition and plan for occupa- 
tion and use of 555 
Eastern K.Il. Co., ctal. — 

Rutherford av. (wai<l 5), from Chapman to South Eden ets., 

paving, petition a 221 ; order passed 326 
Marginal St. (E.B.),tra k, petition a 384; report, order notice 
:i94; hearing 419; permit 466 
Easterbrook, Samuel II. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
PJastman, Edmund T. — 

Elected rei)resentative a 525 
Eaton, Charles J., et uL — 

Corner Washiiigton and Pelham sts., electric light, petition 
a 393; report 626 
Eaton, Jasper 11. — 

Appointed: weigher and inspector of bundle hay a 193; 
weigher of coal 234 
Eaton, W. '1'.— 

33 and 3 i i\I st., edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 462 
Eddy, Otis, councilman (ward 24) — 
Oaths of oflic.' 1 
Appointed : committee on printing 20; public parks 19 ; public 

buildings 20 
Remarks .• 

Investigation of police commissioners 66 
Appropriation bill 185 
Quinej'-sl. sehool-house 339 
])earbornst. selinol-house 411 
I'olice head-quarlers 482 
Edgerly, James W . — 

16 and 18 I st., sidewalks, order passed a 250 
Edgerly, So])hronia — 

409-J15 West First St., sidewalk, order passed a 250 
Edgewo(jd street — 

Grading, sidewalks: petition a 195 
Stable : petition a 418; permit 465 
Edison Electric Light (.'o. — 

Fayette court, rear 60;! Washington St., steam-engine, petition, 
order notice a 558; hearing 582; permit 613 
Edmunds, Coulsoii, & Co. — 

River St., near Cedar st. (ward 24), wooden buildings, erec- 
tion, permit a 40, c 43 
Edwards & Co. — 

41 Medford st. (Charlestown), steam-engine, petition, order 
notice a 523; hearing 560 
Edwards, F. 1)., & Co. — 

Bremen St., near Putnam St. (E.B.), track, petition a 204; 
l)ermjt 225 
Egleston sqiuire (ward 21) — 

Stable: corner Washington St., petition a 462; leave to with- 
draw 4'.»7 
Egleston square — 

Edgestones, sidew.ilks, macadamizing: petition a 39 
From Walnut av. to Washington st., name changed a 97 
E. Howard Watch Co.— 

163 Hampden and Prescott sts., sidewalks, petition a 320; 
order passed 343 



Eighth street — 

Temporary platform : ijctition a 53; permit 75; time extended 

109 
Sidewalk : No. 419, petition a 173; order passed 405 
Elder, R. J.— 

Border St., corner Falcon st. (ward 1), addition to wooden 

building, petition a 120; permit a 146, c 151 
Border and Condor sts., widening, $500 d.imagcs, order 
passed a 564 
Eldon street — 

Lamps: petition a 485; report 625 
Eldredge, Ellen S. and Elizabeth W., and Emma F. Williams— 
Elm Hill av., laying out, $;i807.20 damages, order passed 
a 362 
Elections — 

Standing committee of common council 5 
t-'ountiiig of ballots — see Legislative matters 
Ward 7, contested election, petition c 7; report 69 
Ward 19, contested election, petition c 7 ; report 82 
Ward 22, contested election, petition c 17; request for further 
hearing granted 82; report, recommitted 89; report, 
accepted 103 
Ward 22, special election, orders passed a 397; committee 

a 407 ; report a 408 
Contested election, petition of William Frost a 23; report 30, 
58, 61; petition referred to committee of the whole 53; 
report, resolve passed 60 
Custody of ballots, city clerk directed to retain a 42 
Ballot-boxes: report, orders passed a 146 
Ward 3, vacancy, warrants issued a 147; committee 181; 

report a 1V2 
Ward 23, vacancy, warrants issued a 158; committee 200; 

report 208 
Polling places : order passed to report list a 396 ; report, order 

l)assed a 436 
Election oflieers appointed a 445, 462, 470, 485, 495 
State election : warrants, order passed a 472 
Close of registration, order pas.sed a 472 
Returns, connnittee a 508; reports a 625, 540 
Pati-nl ballot-boxes, order passed a 472 
Arrangements for receiving election returns, order passed 

c4S3 
Employes allowed time to vote c 493, a 495 
Extra conipen.satioii to assistant city clerk a 615, c 622 
Municipal election : warrants a 541 

Regi.stering ballot-box for license votes, petition a 558 
Returns, committee a 574; reports 584, 60" ; resolve passed 
608; resolve referred to next board of aldermen 6u8 
RrgintrarK of voUrx— 

Registrar appointed a 84 
Jury list— see County of Suffolk 
Electric lights — see Lamps 
Eliot, Samuel — 

Lime-st. extension, $5157 damages, order passed a 274 
103 Chestnut St., stable, revocation of permit, petition a 305 
Eliot square — 

Sprinkling: petition a 221 ; order passed 237 
Electric light : petition a 378; report 626 
Eliot street (wai-d 23)— 

Sewer : petition a 388 ; report, order notice 392 ; hearing 393 ; 
order passed 396 
Eliot street — 

Electric light poles : petition a 39 

I'etition a 384; permit 4)5 
Paving: between I'leasant St. and Columbus av., order 

pas.scd a 197 
Lanterns; Nos. 14, 18, and 20, petition a 340; permit 

382 
Telephone poles; between Pleasant and Washington sts., 

petition a 388 
S.B. R.R. location; petition a 434 
Stable : No. 21, petition a 625 
Elliott, W. O.— 

Appointed assistant supt. Fcderal-st. bridge a 406 
Ellery street- 
Sewer: between Swett and Boston sts., petition a 234; report, 
order notice 272; hearing 284; order passed 3i)0; schedule 
of cost 603; order for assessment and collection 613 
Ellis, Augustus IL, executor, et a/. — 

I'tiea St., lamps, petition a 402; report 625 
Ellis, Uufus, trustee — 

21-23 Bari-elt St., sidewalk, petition a 204 
Ellis, Samuel J. — 

Maverick sq. to Chelsea, passenger wagon, license a 270 
Elm Hill avenue — 

Laying out : damages a 362 
Elm street, Orient Heights (ward 1) — 
Stable: petition a 4:i4; permit 454 
Elmore street (ward 21) — 

Stable : near Mayfair st., petition a 393; permit 405 
Edgestones : petition a 537 
Elms, jos. 1)., et at. — 

Norfolk st , macadamizing, plank walk, etc., petition a 21 ; 
order passed 285 
Elmwood street — 

Sidewalks : Nos. 7, 75, and 9, petition a 384; order passed 391 



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XXVIl 



Emerald street — 

Temporary closing: between Dover and Chapman sts., order 

passed a 386, 394 
Sidewalks : Nos. 61, 62,63, 65 petition, a 485; order passed 496 
Emerson street — 

Paving: from K to L St., petition a 297 

Sidewalks: rear No. 703-5 East Fourth St., petition a 384; 
order passed 391 
Nos. ll^i, 120, 12-2, petition a 384: order passed 391 
Emery, Thomas J., councilman (ward 18) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on elections 5 ; funeral corporation 
counsel 12; public instruction 20; paving 19; ordinances 
2!'; judiciary 29; report of revised ordinances 363 
Remarks : 

Revision of the ordinances 47 
Investigation of police commissionei'S 67 
Ward 22 contested election 104 
Briggs house 151 
Appropriation bill 191 
Fourth of July oration 369 
Keport of Inspector of vinegar 416 
Access to public institutions 433 
Police head-quarters 479 
Sale of Savage School-house 544 
Bicycle track on common 566 
School-liouse on Br('ed's island 568 
Church estate, corner Dudley and Vine sts., 569 
Encampment of St. John, New Brunswick — 

Parade, order ijassed a 397 
Endicott street — 

Pavuig : from Thatcher to Causeway st., order passed a 293 
Crosswalk : No. 175, petition a 320 ; report 343 
Driveway : Nos. 201 and 203, extension, petition a 320 
Step : No. 208, petition a 560 
Engineer, city, department of — 

Joint standing committee a 14, c 19 
Purcliase of supplies, etc., authorized a 41, c 43 
City engineer nominated and elected a 73, c 77 
Annual report a 2U8 

New bridge to Cambridge : city engineer appointed on com- 
mittee a 434, c 439 
Erb, Theodore F., administrator — 

lleraission of fiue upon John Ebert, deceased, order referred 
cl42 
Erie avenue — 

Edgest(mes : corner Merrill St., petition a 297 
Ernst, (ieorge A. O. — 

Elected representative a 525 
Essex street — 

Claims : personal injuries a 53, 85, c 87 

Extension : sidewalk abatement, petition a53; orderpassed 75 

Widening : damages a 225 

Sewers : abatements a 2:39 

Petition a 269 ; report, order notice .300 ; hearing 305 ; order 
passed 328; schedule of cost 682; order for assessment 
and collection 608 
Electric light : cornei- Harrison av., petition a 495 
Telephone pole : between Brighton av. and Essex-st. bridge, 

petition a 520 
Widening: from Chauncy to Kingston St., expediency, order 
to consider c 576, a 513 
Estabrook, George William, et al. — 

Hartford st. (ward 20), lietween Howard av. and Bird-st. 
station, plank walk, petition a 418 
Estabrook, Marcus M. — 

Custer St., sower abatement, order passed a 328 
Eulow, William T.— 

East Third and Msts., edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 108; 
order passed 382 
Eustis street (ward 20) — 

Wooden building : near Washington st., erection, petition 

a 144; permit a 200, c 201 
Sprinkling: between Washington and Dearborn sts., petition 

a 254; report 290 
Track: from Washington to Winslow sts., petition a 269; 

report, order notice 285 ; hearing 321 ; order jjassed 329 
Electric liglit : corner Washington st., petition a 378; report 
626 
Corner Dearborn st., ijetition a .393 

Bay-windows: corner Adams St., petition, order notice 
a 462 ; hearing 497 ; leave to withdraw 507 
Evans, Brice S., & Son— 

Bomerset-st. church estate, for police head-quarters, offer 
a 144; report c 202, a 208 
Evans, Dr. George E. — 

298 'I'remont St., lettered lantern, petition a 537 ; permit 558 
Evans, Henry H. — 

Corner Causeway and Canal sts., electric light: petition a 14; 
l)ermil a 57 
Evans, li. 1).— 

.322 Beacon st. (ward 11), stable, petition a 555; permit 563 
Evans, H. F.— 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer stall No. 81 a 308 
Everett street (ward 25) — 

Stable : near Wilton st., petition a 384; permit 391 



Ewell, Kate B.— 

Glen Koad and Forest Hills st., edgestones, petition a 388: 
order passed 394 
Exchange jjlace — 

Paving : petition a 144 
Exchange street — 

Widening : order referred c 232 ; report o 292, a 298 
Exchange street (ward 24) — 

Stable : No. 4, petition a 195 ; permit 210 
Exeter street — 

Bay-window: corner Commonwealth av., petition a 297; 

hearing 340 ; permit 362 
Sidewalks: corner Commonwealth av., petition a 378; order 

passed 386 ; petition 393 
Telephone pole: corner Commonwealth av., removal, peti- 
tion a 470 ; permit 488 



F street- 
Wooden building: corner Dove St., erection, petition a 221 ; 

permit a 255, c 260 
Sidewalks : No. 52, petition a .393; order passed 405 
Steam-engine: corner West Third St., petition, order notice 
a 571 ; hearing 602 ; permit 613 
Fairfield street — 

Telegrapli poles : petition a 21 
Sewer : abatement a 99 

Bay-windows: corner Commonwealth av., petition, order 
notice a 327 ; hearing 378 ; permit 386 
Petition, order notice a 453; liearing 485 
Falcon street — ■ 

Driveway : petition a 305 ; permit 326 
Fallon, Joseph D.— 

Seventh, corner F st , sidewalk, petition a 393; order passed 
405 
Falmouth street — 

Grading, etc. : petition a 53; order passed 328 
Sewer : assessments a 86 

Schedule of cost 613; order for assessment and collec- 
tion 626 
Faneuil Hall — see Buildings 
Faneuil Mall National Banlt — 

1 Ashburton place, bay-window, petition a 320; report, order 
notice 328 ; hearing 378 
Faneuil street (ward 25) — 

Widening : damages a 391 
Farnham street (ward 20) — 

Wooden buildings : rear Gerard St., addition, petition a 59, 
permit a 86, c 87 
Near Gerard St., erection, petition a 470; permit a 496, 
c509 
Steam-engine: near Gerard st., petition, order notice a 470; 
lieariug506; permit 524 
Farr, George W. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Farrell, William- 
Bill ag.iinst Police department, petition c 374 
Farringtou avenue (ward 25) — 

Sewer: petition a 4.34 ; report, order notice 46S ; hearing 470; 
order passed 472; schedule of cost 603; order for assess- 
ment and collection 613 
Farrington street (ward 1) — 

Stables: near Washington av., petition a 393; leave to with- 
draw 437 
Petition a 462 ; leave to withdraw 497 
Farrington, S. J., et al. 

Farrington av., sower, petition a 434; report, order notice 
468; hearing 470; order passed 472 
Farwell, Asa, et al. — 

Passage-way from Worcester to Springfield St., petition to 

put in order a 462 ; leave to withdraw 471 
Newland St., macadamizing, etc., petition a 120 
Farwell, Frank F., councilman (ward 15) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : monitor 10; committee on improved sewerage 5; 
public lands 20; survey and inspection of buildings 20; 
fourth July 203; new Cambridge bridge 484 
Faulkner, Charles, chairman building committee — 

Huntington av., corner Camden St., wooden building, erec- 
tion, petition a 571 
Faulkner, George, et al. — 

Bath-house at Jamaica Plain : petition, referred to next city 
government e 575, a 583 
Fan nee, George B. — 

78, 80, 82 Thornton st., edgestones, petition a 393; order 
jiasscd 404 
Fannce, George B., et al.— 

Corner Warren st. and Walnut av., electric liglit, petition 

a 388 
Junction Washington and Dudley sts., lamps, petition a 248; 
report 026 
Fayette court — 

Steam-engine: rear 603 Washington st., petition, order notice 
a 558; hearing 582; permit 613 
Federal street — 

Crossing: at Essex st., petition a 39; orderpassed 225 



XXVIII 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL, 



Electric light poles : petition a 39 

Electric light: corner Milk St., petition a 53 

.Iiinctiun Kneelaml st. .mj Mt. Washington av., peti- 
tion a li'j:! ; rep<irt GiiO 
8tcara-ent;ini' : No. 4 )4-4.i6, petition, order notice a 109; 

hearing 157 ; permit '223 
Widening : damages a 225 

Tracks : temporary changes, petition n 283; order passed 285 
Stable : No. 304, petition a 209; report 284; permit 300 
Cnrved track: petition a 0U2 
Kederlien, John— 

97-107 Cambridge si., telegraph pole, removal, petition a 453 
Fee, .lulia— 

9:; (Cottage St. (E.B.), sidew:ilk, petition a 402; order passed 4 19 
Fee, Thomas, jr.— 

Api)ointed constable a 402, 419 
Keely, James — 

6 Commercial court (ward 6), stable, petition a 520; leave to 
withdraw 54U 
Felch, George M. — 

Api)ointed: constable a 402,419; oflicer to make complaint 
in cases ol' neglected children 418 
Fclch, Hiram E. — 

Elected first assistant assessor a 97, c 100 
Fclch, Hiram E., et nl. — 

Corner Howard and Somerset sts, expense of electric light, 
petition a 221 ; report 626 
Fellows, (). D.— 

38 I'errin st., edgcstoncs, sidewalk, petition a 194; order 
passed 270 
Fellows street — 

Edgcstoncs, sidewalks : No. 13, petition a 434 
Fence-viewers — 

Appointments a 270, c 275 
Fenncsscy, Jiremiah (i. — 

Elected representative a 525 
Fenton, Hepsebeth — 

Portland St. widening, $4600 damages, order passed a 397 
P'e:nalil, Eli- 
Old State honsc, removal of sidewalk, etc., petition a 15; 

report, inexpedient a 23, c 27 
Francis St., sidewalk and surface drainage, petition a 96 
Old Slate House, carved eagle, nimoiistrance a 613 
Fernald, Oliver G.— 

Elected representative a 525 
Ferries — 

Joint standing committee a 14, c 19, a 72 

Directors nominated and elected c 4S, a 53, 174, c 183, a 196, 
225, c 230, a 23ti, c 242, 243, 246, 261, 263, 270; organiza- 
tion 2i0 
Widening I'eople's Ferry av., petitions a 22: communication 

relerred a 438; report, order referred c 551 
Stock of East Hoston company, orders passed a 158, c 164 
Annual report c 2S9 
Passenger wagons : from Winthrop Junction to South ferry, 

petition a 2:14; license 270 
Claims : personal injuries a 234 

Fourth of .Iiily, IVee ferries, order passed a 329, c 332 
Free permit to Edward Brigham, order referrt^d a 420; report 

a 489; indetiiiitely i)oslp(/ned a .WD 
Vacant dock at East ISoston. between South ferry and Eastern 
H.R. wharf, i)etiti(>n of Eastern It.K. Co. a 453; petition 
and plan for'oecnpation and use of a 555 
$4500 additional ap|)ropriation, request referred c 526; re- 
port, order passed c 5.^3, 509, a 571 
Proposed feriy slip, remonstrance of Lincoln Wharf Co. a 537 
Ferrin. Charles B., et ttl. — 

Howddin sq., corner Bulfinch St., electric light, petition a 462 
Ferry street — 

I'aving : order passed a 298 
Fiedler, Moeldncr, & Co., et ill. — 

Lamartine St., grading, etc., petition a 248; order passed 309 
Gilbert, Hoys, HoU'man sts., grading, petition a 248; order 
passed 309 
Field-drivers and pound-keepers — 

Appomtraenls a 270, c 275, a 300, c 301, 318, a 322 
Field, Jacob— 

Cottage St., near Bunker Hill St., plank walk, petition a 234 
Fifth street (ward 14)— 

Stables; No. 6S7, petition a 19) ; leave to withdraw 237 
Hear No. .WO, petition a 3S4; permit 396 
No. 188, petition a 56 i; permit 574 
Crosswalk : at N St., petition a 520; report 540 
Fillner, Albert— 

58J-5'J5 Dudley St., sidewalk, petition a 388; order passed 394 
Finance — 

Joint standing committee : noininating committee c 5; nomi- 
nation recounnitted c7; members e;c o^'cii* 14; nomina- 
tion and election c 17 ; organization c 28 
Finn, Michael — 

Appointed public weigher a 204 
Fire depiirtnieiit — 

Joint standing committee a 14, c 19 

lieport of fires and alarms for Dec. 17; Jan. 121; Feb. 145; 
March 222 ; April 207 ; Mav .32.J ; June 384; July 393; Aug. 
409; Sept. 477; Oct. 526; Nov. 672 



Telegraph poles — see Telephone 

Addilion:d appropriation : request and report referred a 55, 
report, order i)assed a .W, c 04, 78 

Repair-shop : report, order passed c 09, a 72 

Members of G.A.Il. — see Decoration day 

Storage of oil, violation of law, order referred a 97 

Fire-alarm oHicc, repoit on new rooms c 183, a 195; re- 
moval, order referred a 195, c 201 ; report, referred a 204, 
c212 

Commissioner appointed a 193, c 201 

New engine-house in Charlestown : order referred c 232; 
rei)ort, order passed c 242, a 248; ri'port, orders referred 
and assigned c 492 ; ])!issed a 5S4, c 5y4 

Claim for use of patented inventions : mcss.age of mayor 
referred c 48; leave to withdraw a 210, c 212; order 
to defend city a 238; referred c 240; report, order 
passed c 262 
Order aulliorizing additional counsel, passed c 241; in- 
definitely post])oned a 248 
Securing concerted action by other cities, orders referred 
c 2u5 

Thanks from commandant U.S. navy yard a 328, c 331 

Annual report of fire commissioners a 329 

Police ambulances at fires, order passed a 329; amended and 
passed c 351 , a :J41 

Engine-house No. 7 : request referred c 331 

Petition of Shaw Fire Escape Ladder Manufacturing Co. 
a 283, c 287 

Care of liydrants and water for extinguishing fires, expe- 
diency of change referred c 370, a 379 

Steam fire-engines in South Boston: order referred c 370, 
a 382; repmt, order passed c 483, a 485; report c 492 

Ice for engine-houses, order passed c 374, a 381 

Engine-house lot on Soley St., report a 3S5, c 409 

Increase of apparatus or force : order passed a 386, c 412; re- 
port c 423 

George W. Downs, petition for hearing c409; report, leave 
to with<lraw c 483, a 485 

Pensioning firemen : commissioners requested to report nec- 
essary action c 432, a 434; report, referred c 4;J9; report, 
recouuniUed c 483, a 485; report, order passed c 492, 
a 495 

Jam.-iiea Plain, restoration of reserve steam-fire engine, peti- 
tion c 4S4; report c 492, a 495 

IJrighton abattoir w-histlc: petition a 555, c56S; indefinitely 
postponed c 601 

Pay of firemen, order ])a8sed a 589, c 594 

L. T. B;iiiey, compensation for injuries, petition c 543 

Thanks to firemen, resolve passed c 601, a 602 
First National Bank ft til. — 

Devonshire St., paving, petition a 194 
First street (S.B )— 

Steam-boiler: No. 524, petition a 108; permit 121 

Gasoline: corner O st., license granted a 109 

Petroleinii : corner .Second St., license granted a 158 

Sprinkling: from B to E st., petition a 234 

Sewer : abatements a 230 

Tracks : report, order notice a 382; liearing388; permits 405; 
l)ermits revoked 471 

Wooden building: movement to 201 Third st., petition a 388; 
permit 394 

Claims : personal injuries a 393 

Notice of claim of land : between Dorchester av. .ind Foundry 
St. a 506 
First Baptist Church — 

Clarendon St., lamp, petition a 495 

Commonwealth av., sidewalk, petition a 506; order passed 
524 
First Reformed Episcopal Church — 

Truro st., laying out, $250 damages, order passed a 574 
Fisher, Hewlett W.— 

202 Tremont st., steam-boiler, petition a 520; permit 539 
Fisher & Mercier — 

140.^ 'j'remont st., electric light pole, petition a 204 
Fisk, Edward P., councilman (ward 10) — 

Oaths of ofli'jc 1 

Appointed: committee on method counting votes 19; fire 
department 19; fourth July 203 

Remarks : 

Suit for use of patented inventions 240, 295 
New head house. North ferry 5.53 
Fisk, "William C, councilman (ward 20) — 

Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on public institutions 20; commissions 
and boards 19; claims 10; fourth July 203 

Elected : committee on finance 17 

Remarks : 

Appropriation bill 185 
Fiskc, B. S.. et al — 

Streets in IJrighton, sprinkling, petition a 221 
Fiske, Charles IL, trustee — 

Pitts St., sewer assessment a 86 

Sidewalk assessment, refunding, petition c 439 
Fiske & Coleman et al. — 

Water St., between Congress and Kilby sts., paving, petition 
a 156 



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Fiske & Mavshull— 

Corner Wiii^^hingtou and Rockland sts. (Brigliton), steam- 
engine, petition a 462; hearing 497; permit 558 
Fitcli, E. A. Francis— 

AValnut av. widening, $28.50 d.amages, order passed a 456 
Elmore St., edgestoncs, petition a 537 
Fitchburg K.ll. Co".— 

Austin St. (Charlestown), tracli, report and order notice 

a 24; hearing 72; permit 86 
Charles-river av. and Warren av., gates, petition a 84; order 

passed 98 
Austin St., opposite Front st. (ward 5), wooden building, 

erection, pelitiou a 120; permit a 146, c 151 
Intention to take laud of for sewer, hearing a 205; order 
passed 210 
Fitzgerald, James E., councilman (ward 2) — 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed: committee on surveyor's department 20; new 

Cambridge bridge 484 
Remarks : 

IV-usioning disabled firemen 483 
Extension of Staniford street 530 
Public baths 598, 616 
Fitzgerald, John E. — 

Appointed fire commissioner a 193, c 201 

194, 196, 198 H St., sidewalk, petition a 388; order passed 394 
Fitzgerald, Mary — 

180 H St., sidewalk, petition a 434 
Fitzpatrick, .John B., councilman (ward 8) — 
Oaths of utlice 1 

Appointed: committee on joint rules and orders 6; survey 
and inspection of buildings 20; Stony brook 19; police 
investigation 19; free concerts 101; funeral ex-mayor 
Norcross 401 
Remarks : 

Investigation of police commissioners 67 
Buildine for police deijartment 152 
Fourth of July li>8 
Appropriation bill 185, 219 
Herdic coaches 232 
Improved sewerage 261 
Laborers' pay 293 
Salary of inspector of vinegar 332 
Salaries 335, 548 

West lio.xbury and Soutli Boston parks 354, 544 
Water meters and inspectors 368, 441 
Visit to park sites 370 
lleeeplion of the President 423 
Access lo public institutions 433 
Bill of H. 1). Parker & Co. 440, 444 
Jamaica Pond Aqueduct Co. 442 
Sewer appropriation 460 
Pen.sioning disabled firemen 483 
Free soup 493 

Extension of Staniford street 529, 568 
Building permit to F. M. Holmes Furniture Co. 507 
Ordinance relating to bridges 577 
Bathing department 616 
Fitzpatrick, John B — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Flaherty, Martin — 

Albauy-st. bridge, injuries to daughter, petition a 14; leave 
to withdraw a 73, c 77 
Fleet street — 

Temporary traclv : to connect with Hanover st. and Atlantic 
av., petition a 470; permit 496 
Permanent location, order to consider expediency passed 
a 541 
Dartmouth st. line of E.B. cars : route from Nortli ferry to 
Hanover st., order to consider exijediency jiassed a 541 
Fleraming, A. — 

5 Locust St. (ward 15), stable, jjetition a 340; permit 361 
Fletcher, Williatn — 

Fitchburg depot to Atlantic av., passenger wagon, petition 
a 204; license 237 
Florence street (ward 23) — 

Stable : near Poplar St., petition a 402; permit 420 
Grading: petition a 453, 571 
Flower, Frank W.— 

15 Harrison av., ste.am-boiler, petition a 506; permit 524 
Flo3-d, Andrew, devisees under will of — 

Portland-st. widening, $375 damages, order passed a 344 
Flynn, Cornelius J. — 

39 Sumner st. (E.B.), stable, petition a 144 
Flynn, Edward D.— 

Petition for release from bond of -Jolm E. Butler a 120 
Flynn, George W. — 

Harrison av., extension to Bedford st., $8500 damages, order 
passed a 161 
Flynn, Thomas O., ct al. — 

Cabot St., sprinkling, petition a 248; order passed 308 
Flynn, William H.— 

Corner Dorchester av. and Boston St., druggist's mortar, peti- 
tion a l-'O; permit 158 
Flynn, William Y{...Hal.— 

Washlugton Village, electric liglit, petition a 434; report 620 



Fobes, Hayward, & Co. — 

42 and 52 Chardon St., steam-engine, petition, order notice 
a 558 ; liearing 582 
Fogg, David J.— 

Pay for fowls killed by dog, petition a 388; order passed 403 
Fogg, Shaw, Thayer, & Co., et al. — 

Lincoln st., between Summer and Essex sts., paving, petition 
a 248 ; order passed 298 
Folan, Martin T.— 

Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 150 

Appointed undertaker a 581 
Foley, Bernard, et al. — 

Edgewood st., grading, sidewalks, petition a 195 
Foley, B. & A., e; al.— 

Rand St., grading, etc., petition a 195 ; order passed 238 
Foley, Eliza— 

Winthrop st. (Roxbury) , personal injuries, petition a 144 
Foley, Hugh — 

Appointed assistant supt. Congress-st. bridge a 406 
Foley, James W. — 

140-142 Blue Hill av., sidewalks, petition a 254; order passed 
270 
Folger, Thomas — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
FoUen, Patrick— 

River-st. widening, $120 damages, order passed a 286 
Folsom, A. A., et n.l. — 

Park sq., electric light, i-eport a 626 
Folsom, Charles E. — 

33 Delle av., sewer abatement, petition a 144; leave to with- 
draw 174 
Forbes, AVilliam D.— 

Maple St., near Schuyler st. (ward 21), stable, petition a 378; 
permit 385 
Ford, D. S., et al.— 

Washington st., between Chester sq. and old Roxbury line, 
paving, petition a 84 
Ford, William H., councilman (ward 17) — 

Oaths of office 1 

Appointed: committee on topics in mayor's address 5; mon- 
itor 10; committee on fuel 19; treasury department 20; 
fourth July 2U3; conference on salaries 355 

Remarks : 

Appropriation bill 191 
Salaries 334 
Forest Hill avenue (Dorchester) — 

Grading, etc. : petition a 194; order passed 563 
Forest Hills street— 

Edgestones : corner Glen road, petitions, a 338 ; orders passed 
394 

Telephone poles : between Williams and Walnut sts., permit 
a 419 

Stable : near Green St., petition a 453; permit 465 
Forristall, Henry M. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Fort, William A.— 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Foss, Elijah D.— 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Foss, L. Bacon — 

Washington st. (ward 23), edgestones, petition a 283; order 
passed 558 
Foster, David W.— 

Paving department, compensatian for services, order passed 
a 608 
Foster, J. F., et al.— 

K. St. from Fourth to Ninth sts., paving, petition a 393 
P'oster, W. H., et al.— 

Corner Tremont st. and Shawmut >av. electric light, petition 
a 453 ; order passed 540 ; report 626 
Foster street (ward 25) — 

Stable : near South St., petition a 402; permit 420 
Foster, AV. B.— 

152 M St., sidewalk, petition a 248 ; order passed 419 
Foster's Wharf Co. — 

Foster's wharf, stable, petition a 340; permit 361 
Foster's Wharf — 

Stable, petition a 340; permit 361 
Foundry street — 

Schedules of cost of edgestones and sidewalks, etc., order 
passed a 563 
Fourtli of July — see Boston celebrations 
Fourth street — 

Dahlgren Post No. 2, G.A.R. : use of court-room, corner 
iJorchester st., petition c 27 

Claims : damages a 297, 402 

Paving: between B and C sts., petition a 320 

Sewer : abatement and assessment a 382 

Electric light: .at R.R. crossing, petition a 537; report 626 

Druggist's mortar: No. 801, isetition a 555 
Fowle, George W., et al.^ 

Boylstou and Spring Park sts., macadamizing, petition 
a 21 
Frampton, R. L., et al. — 

Neponset av. (W.R.), from Hyde Park av. to Canterbury 
St., grading, gravelling, petition a 53 



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INDEX TO TROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Francis, Lewis F., et ctl. — 

Uainbriil!,'o st. bftwccn Dale and Kingsbury 6ts., edgestones, 

peiitiou a 3J3 
Francis slrci't — 

Sidcwaik, surface drainage : petition a 96 
Francy, John J. — 

A'ljpointt'd constable a 402, 419 
Franklin, Benjamin, et al. — 

Junction Dearborn and Eustis sts., electric light, petition 

a 393 
Franklin fund — 

Coniinitlcc to examine treasurer's accounts a 22; report, 

resolves passed a 41 
Toi)ic in mayor's address referred a 73, c 77 
Franklin Savini^s Hank— 

Passaije-way rear 8") Hrookline St., removal of obstructions, 

petition:! 470; report c 000, a 602 
Franklin street (ward 25) — 

I'lank sidewalk : from Lincoln to North Harvard sts., petition 

a 21 ; order passed 308 
Crosswalk ; at Vernon st., petition a 434 
Franklin street — 

Steam-eniiiae : Xo. 64, petition, order notice a 146; hearing 

195 ; permit 209 
Met. K.R. location : petition a 305; hearing 359; order passed 

362 
Uuderi;round wires: from Oliver to Washington sts., permit 

a 405 
Fraser, John W., councilman (ward 6) — 
Oaths of oflicel 
Appointed: committee on underground wires 19; assesaore' 

department 19; streets 20; fourth July 203 
Remarks : 

("are of cemeteries 376 

K:itension of Staniford street 520, 569 

Extension of Fulton street 567 

(;ouncil rule Xo. 44 578 
Fraser, John W., et al. — 

Moon St. and Clark St., paving, petition a 144; order passed 

298 
Corner Xortb Ferry av. and Commercial st., eubstilntion of 

Brii>h electric light for N. E. Weston electric light, peti- 
tion a 402 
Charter st., from Unity to Hanover sts., paving, petition 

a 384; order passed 496 
Fred street (Charlestown) — 

Steam-en^'ine : petition, order notice a 146; hearing 195; per- 
mit 209 
Wooden buildings: additions, near Arlington av., petition 
a 1.56; permit a 200, c 2;il 

Corner ArliuLiton av., addition, petition a 495; peiToit 558 
Freeland, Lo(jmis, & (Jo. — 

744-7.')0 Washington st., electric lights, permit a 22 
Freeman, James G.rcouncilman (ward 10) — 
Oaths of ollice 1 

Elected : committee on accounts, 7; chairman 16 
Appointed: committee on public lands 20; public parks 19, 

52 ; police investigation 19 ; report of revised ordinances 

363 
Remarks : 

Kevision of ordinances 6, 45, 363 

Flats for Charles-river embankment 6 

New site for public library 9 

Kcprinling ordinances 11 

Safety of rooms in city hall 17 

Boards and conimissions 50 

Investigation of police commissioners 51, 62, 65 

Kneeland-sl. track ^I'l 

Pemberton-square fence 63 

Additional appropriation for weights and measures 65 

List of large tax-payers removed from city 141, 578 

IJuilding for police department 141, 152 

Salary of water commissioner 141 

liriggs house 151, 2:53 

Flowers for cemeteries 155 

Law department 169 

AVork on public buildings 166 

Fourth of July 168 

Appropriation bill 1S6 

Storage of material for public grounds 202 

Pay of teamsters 212 

Salary of corporation counsel 213 

Uemoval of police conuni-sioners 215, 231 

Case of police couimissoner before Supreme court 218 

llcrdic coaches 232 

liegularitv of certain proceedings 262, 266 

Trinity square 265, 288, 313, 348 

Case of George Barker 281 

Fences around squares 316 

Pavement in Ohio street 331, 494 

Salaries 335 

Uefreshment bills 339, 443 

West Roxbury and South Boston parks 354, 459, 546 

Ilvdranls and wat('r for extinguishing fires 370 

Bills of H. D. Parker & Co. 417 



Removal of Commonwealth-av. fences 483 

Removal of Beacon-hill reservoir building 402 

Rei)orts due from judiciary committee .018 

Sale Kast-st. place sehoolholise lot 526 

New bridge to Charlestown 5:33 

Portraits of Hancock and Adams 542 

Sale of Savage school-bouse 545 

Charles-river embankment 5 

Art Museum lot 554 

Revised ordinances 694, 619 

Public b:iths OuO 

Arnold arboretum 616 
Freeman, James H. — 

$1000 for services to committee on paving, order pas cd 

a 524 
Freeman, William J. — 

Sever st., sewer abatement, order passed a 46S 
Sever st. (Charlestown), sewer assessment a 210 
Fren<:h, .lohn 1). W., councilman (ward 11) — 
Oaths of ollice 1 

Appointed: committee ou commissions and boards 19; com- 
mon 19 
Remarks : 

('ity offices outside of city hall 165 

Dis()osal of street sweepings and stable manure 167 

Fourth of July 168 

Storage of material for public grounds 202 

Pay of teaniBlers 212 

Disposal of iron fences 260 

Regularity of certain proceedings 261 

Laborers' pay 294 

Salary of inspector of vinegar 332 

Salaries 3,S7 

Refreshment bills 339 

Public-garden pond -'ilO 

Reports due from judiciary committee 518 

New bridge to Charlestown 534 

Proposed license connnission 550 

Church estate, corner Dudley and Vine sts. 569 

Council rule Xo. 44 578 

Piil)lic baths 599, 016 

Eagle on Old State house 622 
Friend street — 

Electric light polos : i>etition a 53 

Steam-engine: No. 78, petition, order notice a 120; hearing 
17:>; permit 197 

No. 127. petition, order notice a 418; hearing 462; permit 
471 
Paving : petition a 194 ; order passed 298 
Frizzell, \Villiam IL, couucilmau (ward 14) — 
Oaths of ollice 1 

Appointed: committee on public library 20; badges 42; an- 
nual dinner 570 
Frizzell, William IL— 

Elected representative a 525 
Front street (Charlestown) — 

Telephone poles : petition a 495 
Frost, William, alderman — 

Contested election : petition a 23; report 31; laid on table 57; 

IJCtition referred to committee of the whole 53; report, 

resolve passed (iO; qualified 72 
Appointed: committee on licenses 72; prison Inspection 

72; public lands 72; public library 72; overseers of 

poor 72; E.B. ferries 72; seventeenth June 8t; public 

buildings 98; Stony brook 98; conference on salaries 378 
Elected : trustee Mt. Hope cemetery e 81, a 84 
Remarks • 

(Question of privilege 74 

New bridge to Charlestown 176, 473, 491, 499 

Pay of teamsters 198 

Sale of ('harlestown navy-yard 226 

Btoughton poor fund 238 

Paving Devonshire st. 251, 271 

Flats on Rutherford avenue 297, 396 

Pay of laborers :i07 

Closing (Jity ball and giving eraijloy^s holiday 323, 326 

Chuicb Ureen 324 

Widening Kneeland street 327 

Electric lights 360 

Police head-qu.irters 380, 467 

Dearborn school -house 390 

Stony brook 404 

Watering streets paved with asphalt 469 

Obstructions of street crossings 487 

Hack regulations 50S, 591 

New (^uincy-st. school house 520 

Cedar (jrove cemel<'ry 521 

Omnibus line from Brooklinc 522 

Widening Warren bridge 560 

Mt. Hope cvmetery 573 

Coasting 581 

Dumping snow on Common 584 

PJxtension of Chapman place 592 

Eagle on Old Stale House 602 

Tracks on Chelsea bridge 6u4 



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Frothiiigham avenue (ward 5)^ 

Stable: near Rutliei-foi-d av., petition a 506; permit 524 
Wooden buildings: movement from Kutherford av., near 
Ounstablo st , petition a 506; iicrmit 524 
Addition, near llutliert'ord av., petition a 537; permit 558 
Frothingbam, Edward — 

Han-ison av., fj-om Norfolk place to Bedford St., sewer, peti- 
tion a 418 
Fryer, Annie — 

Blake st., near Boston St. (ward 15), stable, petition a 581; 
permit 609 
Fuel- 
Joint standing committee a 14, c 19 

Ordinance regulating purcbase, report c 95; assigned 101; 
recommitted c 138; report c 244; ordinance passed c 262, 
a 269 
Fuller, Lorin L. — 

Delle av. , sewer, abatement a 99 
Fuller, Margaret — 

Hancock st., ijersonal injuries, petition a 156 
Fuller, Sarab— 

Kueeland st., personal injuries, petition a 204 
Fuller street (ward 24) — 

Plank walk, etc. : petition a 120 

Stable : near Dorcbester av., petition a 156; permit 174 
FuUerlon, Henry AV., et al. — 

Prison Point sewer, tide-gates, petition a 581 
Fulton place — 

Sewer: from Nor tb St., petition a 418; report, order notice 
468; bearing 470; order passed 472; schedule of cost 582 
Fulton street — 

Melting furnaces :rearNos. 50 and 52, petition a 96; permit 109 
Extension : request to consider and report a 564, c 567 ; re- 
port, referred to next city council a 608, c 616 
Fui'ber, Thomas F., agent — 

Gaston st., corner Warren St., edgestones, petition a 221 
Furnace street (ward 12) — 

Wooden building : erection, petition a 173 ; permit a 200, c 201 

Gabel, Henry — 

6, 8, 10 Yeoman St., sidewallc, petition a 520 
G.A.R. — see also Decoration day 

Dablgren I'ost No. 2, use of court-room corner Dorchester 
and Fourth sts., petitions c 27; report c 528, a 537 
Gaflleld, Thomas— 

Hoftman St., sewer abatement a 86 
Gage, Addison, & Co. — 

Rear 89 Water St. (ward 5), wooden building, erection, peti- 
tion a 418 ; permit a 466, c 477 
Gabm, Joseph, et al. — 

Chestnut court (Charlestown), lamps, petition a 453 
Gallagher, Chai'lesT., et al. — 

South Boston, electric lights, petition a 462 ; call for report 
589 ; I'eport and order 593 ; order passed 602 ; report 626 
Gallagher, James, heirs of — 

Shepard St., Brighton, edgestone and sidewalk abatement 
a 23 ; order passed 56 
GallagVier, Joseph H., et al. — 

Corner Dudley and Magazine sts., lamp, petition to replace 
a 520 
Gallivan, Daniel, et al. — 

Fourth St., between B and C sts., paving, petition a 320 
Galvin, John — 

Gravel for paving department, request for hearing a 438 
Gamraans, George A. — 

73 Union st. (Charle.stown), tree, removal, petition a 204 
Gammon, Thomas B.— 

Appointed weigher and inspector of bundle hay a 193 
Gardner, Lydia N., and Sarah K. Ross — 

Crawford st., edgestones, petition a 297; order passed 30S 
Gardner street — 

Stable : near Linden st., petition a 90; permit 109 
Gardner street (W.R.) — 

Grading, gravelling: order passed a 386 

Steam railroad track to B. & 1*. R.R , petition a 453; report, 
ordei' notice 465 ; hearing 497 ; order passed 507 
Gardner, William — 

N St., corner Eighth st. (ward 14), stable, petition a 393; per- 
mit 405 
Gardner, William T. — 

Appointed weigher of coal a 221 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Garfield avenue (ward 23) — 

Stable: near (Jorey st., petition a 38S; permit 395 
Gargan, Thomas J. — 

Police commissioner, removal a 193,205, c 214, 230 
Qarvey, Peter A. — 

License, order passed a 148, c 151, a 157 ; report a 1 73 ; referred 
c 233; indetinitely postponed a 236 

Return of license fee and costs of court, petilion a 305 
Gaston street — 

Edgestones : No. 5, petition a 221 
- No. 7, petition a 221 

Corner Warren .st., petition a 221 
Petition a 248; order passed 256 

Edgestone, sidewalks : No. 9, petition a 254 ; order passed 270 



Gately, John — 

Charles St., near Baker st. (ward 23), stable, petition a 39; 
permit 74 
Gaughnn, Michael H., devisees under will of— 

Kneeland-st. widening, $7000 damages, order passed a 
397 
Gavett, K. L.— 

Waverley st. and Blue Hill av., edgestone, sidewalk, petition 
a 403 ; order passed 419 
Geneva avenue — 

Extension, lamps; petition a 182; report 625 
George, Samuel L. — 

Winthrop, to corner Border and Lamartine sts. (E.B.), 
passenger wagon, petition a 204 ; license 270 
George street (ward 20) — 

Edgestones, gutters, sidewalks : order passed a 343 

Sidewalk, edgestones: corner Howard St., petition a 384; 
order passed 391 

Edgestones, gutters : petition a 434 
Georgia street — 

Laying out: damages a 362 

Lamps : opposite Montana st., petition a 453; report 626 
Gerard street (ward 20) — 

Stable : corner Howard St., petition a 297 ; permit 343 

Iron pipe : to Commercial St., petition a 378; permit 390 

Lamps : petition a 506 
Gibby, Adam H. — 

Appointed public weigher a 221 
Giblin, Hugh— 

86 W. Sixth St., edgestones, petition a 305; order passed 326 

31, 33, 35 C St., edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 305; order 
passed 326 
Giblin, Hugh, et al. — 

C St., between Fifth and Seventh sts., leaving, petition a 120; 
order passed 382 
Giblin, John H. — 

Elected first assistant assessor a 97, c 100 
Gibson, N. & Son— 

Haynes st. (E.B.), stable, petition a 21; leave to withdraw 
86 
Gibson, N., & Co.-- 

Mill St., near Webster st. (ward 2) , wooden building, erection, 
petition a 606; permit a 558 
Gibson street — 

Grading, etc. : petition a 21 

Wooden building, corner Adams st., movement, petition 
a 340 ; permit 361 
Giddings, George William — 

184 and 185 E St., sidewalk, petition a 434 
GifFord, Clark- 
Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 150 
Gilbert street (ward 23)— 

Extension : damages a 238, 253 • 

Grading : petition a 248 ; order passed 309 

Gravelling : order passed a 309 
Gilbride, Michael, et al. — 

Merrlmac St., electric light posts, remonstrance a 21 
Gill, John- 
Elected supt. Chelsea-st. bridge a 84, c 88 
Gill, John, ji'. — 

Appointed assistant superintendent Chelsea-st. bridge a 406 
Gill, Michael- 
go Cottage St. (E.B.), sidewalk, petition a 393; order passed 
405 
Gillett, John B.— 

Appointed public weigher a 248 
Gilman, Z. M.— 

Harrison av., corner Beach st., electric light, petition a 21; 
permit 57 
Gilmore, Edward S. — 

29 Main et. (Charlestown), and 238-240 Broadway (S.B.), per- 
mit for storage of petroleum refused a 558 
Gilmore, Hugh — 

Gilbert-st. extension, $950 damages, order passed a 253 
Gilmore, Mary — 

Pay due John Gilmore, deceased, order passed a 456, c 457 
Ginn, Daniel A. — 

Stony-IBrook improvement, $1671.28 damages, order passed 
c 493, a 495 
Ginn, Heath, & Co. — 

Granary Burial-Ground, remonstrance against further inter- 
ments a 537 
Glavin, John — 

Appointed supt. Neponset bridge a 174 
Gleason, Patrick — 

476, 478 East Seventh St., sidewalk, petition a 393 
Glen Road — 

Lamp ; petition a 173 ; report 625 

Stable : near Elmo st., petition a 388 ; permit 396 

Edgestones: corner Forest Hills st., petition a 388; order 
passed 394 
Glen street (ward 24) — 

Stable: petition a 195 ; permit 223 
Glenarm street — 

Merrill St., from angle at Glenarm st. to Now Seaver st., 
name changed to Glenarm st. a 4S7 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Gk'iidalc street — 

EdirostoiU's : corner Bird St., petition a 384; order passed 300 

Petitions a 384; orders passed 390 
GJendon Co. — 

Faleon and Condon sts., drive-ways, petition a 305; permit 
326 

Glendon St., lamps, petition a 470; report 625 
Glen do II street — 

Gradiiiif, etc. : petition a 378 

Lamps, petition a 470; report 625 
Glen wood slroet — 

Crossw.illv : corner Clift' St., petition a 204 ; order passed 22.') 
Globe Nail Co. el al. — 

Norfolk av., sprinkling, petition a 221 ; order passed 237 
Gloucester street — 

Sidewalks : corner Newbury St., petition a 393; order passed 
405 

Plank walk and fence: from Commonwealth av. to passage- 
way rear Newbury St., petition a 485 
Glover, Mary, heirs of^ 

Hancock st. (Dorchester), sewer abatement, order passed 
a 472 
Glover, Shapleigh 1'.— 

Appointed public weigher a 221 
Glover, Geori;o II. — 

6 Stafford St., sidewalk, petition a 269 
Glynn, James — 

Avon av. and Pond st. (ward 23), stable, petition a 173; per- 
mit 197 
Godfrey, Henry J. — 

Pay for fowls killed by dog, petition a 248; order passed 255 
Gold and Slock Telegraph Co. — see Telephone wires 
Goldsmith, W.— 

12 and 14 Terrace st, sidewalk, order passed a 419 
Goldthwait, K .J.— 

Clerk piiiice commission 250 
Good, .John, councilman (ward 19) — 

Oaths of oflice 1 

Appointed : committee on fuel 19; Orchard park 372 
Goodi'iioiigh, H. B. — 

North 15eacon st. near Lyman av. (ward 25) wooden addition 
to building, petition a 418; permit a 406, c 477 
Goodenough, II. 15., & Co. — 

North Beacon st., near Lyman av. (ward 25), wooden build- 
ing, erection, petition a 53; permit a 86, c 87 
Goodnough, Jncob N. — 

563 Seventh st. (ward 14), stable, petition a 195 ; permit 210 
Goodnow, George — 

Washington" St., edgestoncs, petition a 320 

1 Worcester st. (ward 18), stable, petition a 84; leave to 
withdraw a 121 
Goodnow, Joseph W. — 

Bromley park, daiAages to wagon, petition c 17 
Goodwin. Ivory, it al. — 

JeitVies st., macadamizing, petition a 248 
Goodwin, James V. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Gookin & StoJder el al. — 

SaUitatioii St., paving, petition a 254; order passed 298 
Gookin, Ellen — 

Hulbert st., laying out, $500 damages, order passed a 508 
Gordon, 1.'. W.— 

Sprinkling streets in Charlcstown, petition a 156; permit 
175 
Gordon street- 
Telephone poles : petition a 384 
Gore, 1 loratio— 

34 Telegraph St., sidewalk, petition a 269 
Gormley, John — 

.Sprinkling streets, petition a 144; permit 175 
Gould, A. J).— 

West Cottage St., near Blue Hill av. (ward 20), stable, peti- 
tion a 120; permit 147 

84 and 86 West Cottage St., edgestones, sidewalk, petition 
a 320 ; order passed 391 
Gould, George F. — 

Appointed harbor-master a 96 
Gould, Henry A.— 

IVarl st , steam-pipe, petition a 320; permit 328 
Gove, Jesse M.— 

Elected representative a 525 
Gove, Wesley A., it al. — 

White St., between I'rescott and Meridian sts. and Putnam 
and Monmouth sqs., sprinkling, petition a 283; order 
passed 308 
Grace, Patrick — 

Union st.. near Shepard st. (ward 25), stable, petition a 156; 
permit 174 

Sprinkling streets in Brighton, petition a 195; permit 209 
Grafton street (ward 24) — 

Grading, etc. : petition a 555 
Grain — 

Measurers appointed a 108, 462 
Grampian way— 

Grading, sidewalk : petition a 96 

Plank walk : order passed a 540 



Granger, \V. II., el al. — 

Chelsea st., from Maverick sq. to Porter St., macadamizing, 
petition a 26J 
Granite avenue — 

Macadamizing, grading, lighting: between Granite bridge 
and Minot st., petition a 72; lamps, report 625 
Granite street (ward 13) — 

Wooden buildings : near Richards st., erection, petition 

a 234 ; permit a 255, e 260 
Near Richards St., addition, petition a 248 ; permit a 255, c 260 
Tracks: report.order notice a 382; hearing 388; permits 405; 
permits revoked 471 
Grant, Augustus- 
Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Grant, Charles M. — 

Appointed public weigher a 221 
Grant, Patrick- 
Appointed measurer of grain a 462 
Grant, Robert — 

Api)oiMted mayor's clerk 3 
Grant, Sears II — 

Appoiiitc'd public weigher a 221 
Graves, C. II., & Sons, el al. — 

Hawkins st., p;»ving, petition a 555 
Gray, Horace, chief justice Supreme Judicial Court — 

Administers oath of otlice to mayor elect 1 
Gray, William- 
Sewer between Falmouth st. and Huntington av., pay for 
land, petition a 144 
Abatement a 210 
Green, Ann— 

89 Cottage st. (E. B.), sidewalk, petition a 402; order passed 
419 
Green, Jaiues — 

Lincoln st., near Market st. (ward 25), stable, petition a 537; 
permit 558 
Green, .John F. — 

Appointed public weigher a 221 
Green, Jose|)h — 

Kovest., near Est. (ward 14), stable, petition a 39; permit 74 
Dove St., corner E st. (ward 14), wooden building, permit 
a 86, e 87 
Green, Patrick, heirs of — 

Saratogi\ st., sidewalk abatement, petition a 173 ; order passed 
2)8 
Green, Samuel Abbott (see also Maj'or) — 

Inaugurated mayor 1 
Green street — 

Ci'ossiiigs: petition a 305 
Green street (ward 2:5) — 

Grading, macadamizing: from Washington st. to B. & P. 

R.R., petition a 53 
Stable : near L'nion av., petition a 340; permit 361 
Sidewalk : corner Rock vie w st., petition a -'.78 ; order passed 386 
Edgestones : petitions a 453; orders passed 465 
I'etition a 537 ; order passed 558 
Greene, Reuben — 

Westville st., laying out $621.75 damages, order passed a 456 
Greene, R., el al. — 

Kensington park, lamps, petition .-i 470 ; report 626 
Greenoiigh, Malcolm S., councilman (ward 9) — 
Oaths of oflice 1 

Ai)poiuted : committee on improved sewerage 5; water 20; 
joint rules 29; rules common council 29; commission to 
investigate water supply 423; funeral ex-mayor Quiucy 
505; new bridge to Charlcstown 580 
Remarks : 

New site for public library 10 

Mystic-valley sewer and lower pond 10 

Ollice of corporation counsel 11 

Protection of water supply 48 

Water from Shawshine river 48 

Boards and commissions ;i0 

Prevention of small-pox 63 

Additional appropriation for fire department 65 

M'ater-pipes and castings 65 

Invesligalion of police commissioners 67 

Waste of water 69 

Rules and orders of the council 79 

Additional appropriation to ('ochituate water works 101 

Liquor license commission 105, 550 

Law departnu'Ut 130 

Building for police department 141 

Salary of water commissioner 142 

Appropriation bill 185, 219 

Salary of corporation counsel 214 

Removal of police commissioner 231 

Im|)roved sewerage 260 

Regularity of certain proceedings 278 

Triiiitv square 288 

Jamaica Pond Aqueduct Co. 289, 369, 442 

Pay of laborers 302 

Salaries 311, 335 

Water-meters and inspectors 338, 351, 365, 366, 373, 441 

Water board rep:iir shop 493 

Shawshine river 509 



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Piiblic-gardon pond 511 
Waste-water detectors 513, 575 
Extension of Staniford street 529 
New bi'idge to Charlestown 533 
West Hoxbury and South Boston parks 546 
Greenough avenue — 

Claims : personal injuries a 56, c 62 
Greenwich park^ 

Macadamizing : petition a 470 
Greenwich street (ward 24) — 

Edgcstoiies, sidewalks : petition a 269 
Greenwood avenue — 

Sewer: abatement a 456 
Gregg, Washington P. — 

Elected clerk of common council 5 

Compliraentarv entertainment : order passed to print memo- 
rial c318, a 322, 328, c 331 
Gregory, Daniel — 

OS Lime St. (ward 9), stable, petition a 560; permit 574 
Grenville place — 

Tyainp : petition a 571 
Grifteth, Henry- 
Appointed field-driver and pound-keeper a 270, c 275 
Grifiin, J'^redericU^ 

Condor st. near Putnam st. (ward 1), stable, petition a 393; 
Ijcrmit 405 
Grifiin, Julia — 

178 H. St., sidewalk, petition a 434 
Griffin, Martin — 

Appointed inspector of milk a 96 
Griffin, Martin J.— 

Appointed assistant supt. Chelsea (north draw) bridge a 406 
Griffith, A. W.— 

754 Dudley St., steam-engine, order notice a 96; hearing 144; 
permit 158 
Griggs, John H. — 

Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 150 
Grose, Joseph li.^ 

Elected lirst assistant assessor a 97, c 100 
Grove street (ward 23) — 

Stable : near German St., petition a 297 ; permit 309 
Guild, Charles E., et al. — 

Corner Berkeley, Tremont, and Dover sts., electric light, 
petition a^3S'8; report 626 
Guild, James — 

Washington st. from Cliff to Cedar sts., sprinkling, petition 

a 234; order passed 250 
Thornton and Juniper sts., lamp, petition a327 
Guild, James, et al. — 

Thornton and Juniper sts., sowers, petition a 173; report, 
order notice 210 ; order passed 239 
Grading, etc., petition a 173; order passed 237 
Junijier and Thornton sts., edgestones, gutters, petition 
a 234 
Guyer, G. S., et al. — 

Gerard st., lamps, petition a 506 

H street (ward 14) — 

Stable: between Second and Third sts., petition a 195; per- 
mit 223 
Sewer : between Fourth and Fifth sts., petition a 327 
Edgestones, sidewalks: No. US, petition a 393; order passed 

404 
Sidewalks: Nos. 194, 196, 198, petition a 388; order passed 
394 

Nos. 161, 163, petition a 393; orderpassed 405 

No. 180, petition a 434 

No. 17S, petition a 4:34 

No. 182, petition a 453 
Haggerty, John — 

Dorchester av., near Glover's corner, surface water, damage 

to estate, petition a 537 
Hahn, N. W.— 

5-7 Battery st., lantern, leave to withdraw a 98 
Haldeman, Cyrus Summertield, alderman — 
Oaths of office 1 

Elected : committee on accounts 3 
Appointed: committee on state aid 3; funeral of corporation 

counsel 13; armories 14; county accounts 14; sewers 

14; health 14; public institutions 14; public instruction 

14; public library 14; surveyor's department 14; water 

14; method counting votes 22; free concerts 109 ; auditor's 

estimates 121; fourth of July 173 
Remarks : 

Election of chairman 2 

Underground wires 24, 379 

Frost-Whitten contested election case 32 

Personal explanations 42, 55, 257, 272, 346 

General order relating to electric lights 68 

Removal of snow 60, 584 

Pemberton-square fence 60 

Superintendent of common 85 

Ollice of mayor 97 

Method of counting ballots 111 

Tree on High St., Charlestown 149, 157 

Sale of plants 161 



Appropriation bill 163, 196 

New bridge to Charlestown 179, 211, 474, 489, 500 

Police commissioners 193, 205 

Director of East Boston ferries 197 

Pay of teamsters 198, 207 

Sale of Charlestown navy-yard 225 

Suit of Marcus P. Norton 249 

Paving Devonshire st. 252, 271 

Bale and transfer of iron fences 256, 379 

American Electric Light Co. 257 

American Electric Illuminating Co. 272 

Pay of laborers 306, 361 

Church Green 323 

Requiring report from supt. of common 341 

Salaries 342 

Removal of signs, etc., from trees 345 

Electric lights 345, 359 

Police liead-quarters 379, 486 

Ice for engine-houses Z^\ 

Dearborn school-house 389 

Bicycle track on Common 407 

liecord commissioners ■<35, 455, 463, 502 

New Quincy-st. school-house 521 

Cedar Grove cemetery 522 

Omnibus line from Brookline 522 

Sale of Savage school-house 538 

Public-gard<n pond 538 

Pcttition of Elisha Deware 556 

Widening Warren bridge 560 

Coasting 581 

Dartmouth square 582 

Revised ordinances 583 

Dumping snow on Common 584 

Tracks on Chelsea bridge 614 
Hale, Angelia M. — 

Pay due deceased husband, order passed a 225, c 229 
Haley, W. D.— 

Monument st., sidewalk, petition a 378; order passed 389 
Hall, Andrew Jackson, alderman — 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed: committee on joint rules and orders 3; sewers 

14; city hospital 14; claims 14, 72; common, etc. 14; 

legislative matters 14; police 14; public lauds 14 (re- 
signed 72); inspection buildings 14; topics in mayor's 

address 14; wages of laborers 22; transf.r of powers of 

aldermen 22; steam-engines 72; ordinances 72 ; auditor's 

estimates 121 ; fourth of July 173 ; Stony brook 250 ; bonds 

city officers 344 ; report of revised ordinances 378 ; statue 

of Paul Revere 397; President U.S. 420 
Remarks : 

Election of chairman 3 

Underground wires 22 

Frost-Whitten contested election case 36 

Additional water supply and drainage 54 

Police commissioners 55, 193, 207 

Superintendent of common 85 

Method of counting ballots 110 

Appropriation bill 163, 196, 222 

New bridge to Charlestown 181, 211, 475, 501 

Pay of teamsters 198, 207 

Bale of Charlestown navy yard 225 

Improved sewei-age appropriation 236 

Paving Devonshire st. 251, 271 

Electric lights 257, 345 

Assistant harbor master's salary 285 

Salaries 3u5, 342 

Pay of laborers 306, 360 

Gregg memorial publication 322 

Church Green 324 

Requiring report from supt. of common 341 

Police head-quarters 380, 486 

Ice for engine-houses 381 

Annual report of water board 406 

West lloxbury and City Point parks 455 

Watering streets paved with asphalt 468 

Temporary bridge at new Adams House 488 

Paving Ohio street 495 

Record commissioner 502 

Cedar Grove cemetry 521 

Omnibus line from Brookline 522 

Sale of t^avage school-house 538 

Widening Warren bridge 561 

Coasting 581 

Dartmouth square 582 

Dumping snow on Common 585 

Regulation of vehicles in streets 591 

Eagle on Old State House 003 

Tracks on Chelsea bridge 604, 614 
Hall & Whipple (see also Claims) — 

Court St., at Court sq., crossing, petition a 269 

Lantern, petition a 384; permit 391 
Hall & Wright- 
Jeffries St., between Sumner and Everett sts. (ward 2), stable, 

petition a 234 ; permit 2.50 
Hall, George E.— 

Warren St., $300 grade damages, order passed a 251 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Hall, Harriet A.— 

t'nnvford St., edgestone, petition a 327 
Hall, Joseph E.— 

I)orcliister av , between Milton bridge and Codraan St., pc- 
tiliijii to put in order a 72 
Hall, Jos.pli 1'.— 

Appointed public weiglier a 204 
Hall, Oliver- 
Adams St. (ward 24), spriukliug, petition a 204; order passed 
225 
Hall, Samuel- 
Crawford St. (ward 21), sewer, extension, petiliona384; order 
passed 472 
Hall, Sophia — 

:;0 and 32 Heath St., sidewalk, petition a 340; order passed 361 
Hall, Thomas — 

Api>oiulcd constable a 402, 419 
Hall, \V. F.- 

Dove St., near E st. (ward 14), stable, petition a 248; permit 
255 

Dove and West First sts., M-ooden building, erection, petition 
a 248 ; permit a 255, c 2B0 
Hallcck street (ward 22) — 

Wooden addition to building: permit a 40, c 43 

Iron pii)e : petition a 340; permit 3f)2 

Wooden buildins;: near Prentiss St., petition a 571 

Unsafe condition of building: petition a G13 
Hamilton avenue (Dorchester) — 

Sewer : petition a 402 
H.iniilton court (ward 4) — 

Stable: petition a 402 ; permit 437 
Hamilton street (ward 12) — 

Sidewalk : corner Wendell st., petition a 555 
Hamlin, Mary — 

110, 112 White St., sidewalk, petition a 388; order passed 
394 
Hammerle, Joseph — 

ilovement of wooden buildings: from Boylston st. to Lam- 
artine st. (ward 23), petition a 254 
Hampden street — 

I'aving: petition a 173 

Sprinklins^: petition a 221 

Sidewalks : No. Iii3, ixtition a 320; order passed 343 

Steam-engine: No. 13S, petition, order notice a 327; hearing 
378; permit 385 

Electric litchl : corner Dudley St., petiliou a 402; report 626 
Hami)shire street — 

NS"o<)den building: movcmenttol38 Vernon St., petition a 434; 
])ermit 4i)5 

Sidewalk: petition a 537; order passed 558 
Hancoclv square- 
Electric lii,'ht : petition a 2.54 

I.ainp : order referred a 2S6; order passed 298 
Hancock street — 

Sewer: abatement and assessment a 86 

Claims: personal injuries a 156 
Hancock street (ward 24) — 

Sidewalk : corner Stoughton St., petition a 234; order passed 
250 

Sprinkling : between Boston and Columbia sts., order passed 
a 250 

Edgcstones : opposite Glendale St., petition a 393; order 
passed 404 

Telephone poles : petition a 402; permit 465 

Sewer : abatements a 472, 489 
Hanky, P. T.— 

Tri'mont St., corner Parker St., cdgestones, petition 453; 
order passed 471 

Same, sidewalk, petition a 506; order passed a 624 
Hannigood, William — 

Shcpard St. (wiird 2.')), sidewalk abatement, petition a 156 

Shepard St. (Brighton), sidewalk abatement, order passed 
a 256 
Hannum, James AV., et at. — 

Teneiin St., plank walk, petition a 402 
Hanover street — 

Electric lights: American House, petition a 53 

Druggist's mortar : No. 03, petition a 96 

Claims : personal injuries a 108 
Hanscom, Frank — 

Appointed public weigher a 221 
Haphey, Timothy — 

Appointed assistant supt. Mt. Washington-av. bridge a 406 
Harbor — 

Joint standing committee a 14, c 19 

Ice : order passed a 41 ; referred c 43 ; report, orders passed 
c 10:j, a 1U9 ; a 591 , e 594 

Harbor-master appointed a 96 

Assistant harbor master: order to fix salary a 285; report, 
order passed a 2S5, 297 

Assistant liarbor masters appointed a 283, 300 
Harbor View street — 

School-house — see Schools 
Harding, George M., ct <U. — 

Spring Park st. from Centre to A St., grading, cdgestones, 
etc., petition a 120; order passed 309 



Harding, William L., councilman (ward 3) — 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed: committee on elections 5; common 19; Seven- 

teenth JiMie 81 ; free concerts 101 
Decease : resolutions and orders passed 117 
Harkiiis, 'J'imothy A. — 

Appointed assistant supt. Congrcss-st. bridge a 406 
Harmon, Day,& Marshall — 

Minden st., sewer abatement a 174 
Harrington, John C. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Harris, Augustine M. — 

Appointed field-driver and jjound-kceper a 300, c 301 
Harris, Charles — 

Nominated and elected superintendent of streets a 84, c 88 
Harris, Francis A., medical examiner — 

Reimbursement for expenses, report a 23 
Harris, George W. — 

Appointed assistant supt. Warren bridge a 406 
Harris, Joseph — 

P.irk St. (ward 24), cdgestones, petition a 195 
Harris, 'i'homas 15.— 

Elected commissioner on sinking funds a 223, c 229 
Harrison, Samuel J., councilman (ward 4) — 
Oaths of oliice 1 
Ai)i)ointed: committee on E.B. ferries 19; harbor 19; music 

16') 
Uemarks : 

Bill of H. D. Parker & Co. 440 

New bridge to t.'harleslown 534 

Builiiing permit to F. M. Holmes Furniture Co. 567 
Harrison avenue — 

Electric lights : corner Beacli St., petition a 21 ; permit 57 

('orner Essex St., petition a 495 
Extension : damages a 148, 10], 211. 225, 2.JG, 362, 5S4 
Telephone poles : corner Springfield and Chester Park sts., 
petition a 173 

Corner Chester park and Springfield St., removal, permit 
a 197 
Use of Met. U.R. tracks by South Boston R.R. Co., report, 

order notice a 197; hearing 234; temporary changes 

authorized a 285 
Sprinkling : from Northampton to Warren St., order passed 

a 198 
Extension of time to build: petition a 393; report, order 

passed c 600, a 602 
Sewer; from Norfolk place to Bedford St., petition a 418 
Electric light jioles : biaween Dover st. and Ashland place, 

|)etition a 434 ; permit 455 
S.B. U U. track: petition a 434, report, order notice 607; 

hearing 555; permit 588 
Met. IMi. tracks: petition a 4.53; report, order notice 465; 

hearing 497 ; permit 588 
Steam-boiler: No. I'l, petition a 506; permit 624 
Claims : personal iiijiines a 5'.)0 
Hart, Thomas Norton, alderman — 
Oaths of office 1 

Elected : committee on accounts 3 
Appointed: rules and orders board aldermen 3; county 

accounts 14; Faneiiil Hall and county buildings 14, 72; 

paving 14; streets (bd. aid. and joint) 14; printing 14; 

eomniissions and boards 22; petition of William Frost 

42; claims 72; public buildings 72 (resigned 98); treas- 
ury department 72; fourth of July 17:i; assessors, special 

269; bonds city officers 344; report of revised ordinances 

378; wires 392; funeral ex-mayor Norcross 401 
Remarks : 

Police commissioners C2, 194 

Frost-Whitten contested election case 32 

Liquor licenses 148 

New bridge to Charlestown 180, 476, 499 

Director of East Boston ferries 196 

Pay of te;unsters 199 

Suit of Marcus P. Norton 249 

Paving 1 levonshire St. 252 

Electric lights 258 

American Electric Illuminating Co. 273 

Assistant harbor master's salary 285 

Pay of laborers 307, 341, 360 

Gregg memorial ])ublicatioti 322 

Reply to personal explanation 347 

Police headquarters 379, 470, 486 

Ice for engine-houses 381 

Buperiiitcndenl of printing 435 

Record commissioners 435, 402, 488, 502 

West Roxbuiy and City Point parks 455 

New public library 468 

Watering strec ts paved with asphalt 468 

Extension of Phillips street 471 

Temporary bridge at new Adams House 488 

Cedar Grove cemetery 522 

Sale of Savage school-house 537 

Coasting 581 

Revised ordinances 583, 590 

Tracks on Chelsea bridge 606 

Lidex to Sull'olk deeds 609 



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Hart, Patrick — 

Sprinkling streets in Dorcliestcr, petition a 39; permit 175 
Dorcliester av. near Creels: St. (ward 24), stable, petition 

a 327 ; permit ;i85 
Dorchester av., wooden sheds, erection, petition a 384 
Dorchester av., ne.ir Creek st. (ward 24), wooden buildings, 
erection, petition a 453; permit a 466, c 477 
Hartford street — 

Name of Quincy place changed to Hartford st. a 109 
Plank walk : between Howard av. and Bird-st. station, 
petition a 418 
Hartford street (Dorchester) — 

Grading : petition a 248 
Hartnett, John — 

Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 150 
Harvard avenue (ward 25) — 

Wooden building: corner Farrington av., erection, petition 
a 195 
Harvard street — 

Steam-engine: No. 17, petition, order notice a 14; hearing 

53; permit 73 
Paving: between Washington st. and Harrison av., petition 

a 21 ; order passed 298 
Claims : dani.ages a 108 

Lyiug-ln hospital : No. 75, petition a 103; permit 223 
Sewer: schedule of cost a 603; order for assessment and 
collection 613 
Harvard street (Dorchester) — 

Plank walk, etc. : from Washington st. to railroad, petition 

a 194 
Stable : near School St., petition a 340; permit 361 
Telepboi'.e poles: between Blue Hill av. and School st., 

permit a 419 
Plank walk : between Washington st. and Gibson school- 
house, petition a 453 
Grade established : between Blue Hill av. and Wales st., 

order passed a 625 
Relocation between Blue Hill av. and Wales st: damages 
a 626 
Harwich street — 

Edgestones, sidewalks : petition a 173; order passed 198 
Hassell, Thomas- 
Information respecting daughter, petition c 87 
Hatch, B. Frank, ct al.— 

Wallace court, crosswalk, petition a 305 
Hatch, C. iM. &C. J.— 

Faueuil Ilall market, transfer of cellar No. 13 a 197 
Hauley, P. T.— 

Tremout St., corner Parker St., edgestones, petition a 453 
Haven, Franklin, and other trustees — 

Land on Huntington av., release by city o 83, 101, a 109 
Haven, Henry C. — 

Corner Commonwealth av. and Exeter st., sidewalk, petition 
a 378 ; order passed 386 ; petition 393 
Haverhill street — 

Electric litcht poles: petition a 384 ; permit 455 
Havre street (E.B.) — 

Wooden building: movement from 169 London st., petition 
a 120; permit 148 
Movement from 110 Lewis st., petition a 283; permit 298 
Sidewalks : No. 221, petition a 453 

No. 277-279, petition a 485 ; order passed 496 
Hawes, A. O. — 

Request for employment a 221; report, no action necessary 
237 
Hawkes, Ezra — 

Stoves, furnaces, etc. for the city, petition a 359; report 
c 372, a 379 
Hawkins, RufusC. — 

Appointed public wciglier a 221 
Hawkins street — 

Paving : petition a 555 
Hawley street — 

Sidewalk : petition to keep unobstructed a 305 
Hay- 
Inspectors and weighers of bundle hay, appointments a 156, 
193 
Hayden, Edward D. & Francis Osborn, trustees, et al.— 

Monument st. (Charlestown), sidewalk, petition a 495; order 
passed 540 
Hayden, S. W., tt al.— 

Neponset av., from Pope's Hill to Neponset bridge, petition 
to put in order a 53; order passed 285 
Hayes, John E, — 

Elected representative a 525 
Hay market square — ■ 

Passenger wagons: to .Atlantic .av., petition a204; license 237 
Melting furnaces: No. 5, petition a 221 ; permit 237 
Haynes, Gideon, ct al. — ■ 

Corner Washington and Austin St. (Charlestown), electric 
light, petition a 485 ; report 626 
Haynes, .James G. — 

15t-l.')9 Tyler St., $8,328 grade damages, order passed a 391 
159 Tyler st., retaining wall, order passed a 540 
Haynes, John C. — 

Truro st., laying out, $350 damages, order passed a 574 



Haynes street (E.B.)^ 

Stable : petition a 21; leave to withdraw 86 

Wooden building: movement from 110 Lewis St., petition 

a 144; permit 158 
Hayward place — 

No. 17, extension of Harrison av., damages a 148 
Hayward street (Hoxbury) — 

Sewer : petition a 195 
Hazel, E. M.- 
Sldewalk, petition a 462 
Hazel street — 

Sewer : abatement a 86 
Health- 
Joint standing committee a 14, c 19, 484 
Supt. authorized to purchase slock, supplies, etc. c 29, a 39 
Assessments on Clapp-st. territory a 14 
Vaccination : request for additional appropriation referred 

a 58 ; report, order passed a 59, c 63 
Virus : order of Inquiry passed c 95, a 96; report c 114, 303; 

indefinitely postponed c 623; filed a 625 
Bath-house for ward 25 : expediency referred c 106, a 109 
Bath-house on Charles river in vicinity of West Chester 

park : expediency referred a 109, c 133 
Bath-house at Jamaica Plain, petition, referred to next city 

government c 575, a 583 
Member of board of health appointed c 112, a 121 
Towage by quarantine steamer : order passed c 142 ; report 

c 244, a 24S 
Flowers for cemeteries — see Cemeteries 
Discharge of sewage into Dorchester bay, order of inquiry 

a 161, c 164; report, referred a 222, c 2:30, a 236 
Street sweepings and stable manure, order referred c 167 ; 

report c 244, a 248 
Charles-river flats : communication referred a 223 ; report 328 
Marcella-st. home: transfer of land — see Institutions 
Nuisance in Mystic river: board of health to report a 274; 

l^etition 330 ; report, referred a 343 
Nuisance on Boston wharf: order referred a 286; report 

a3J3, c 348 ; order passed a 386, c 412 
Nuisance in Charlestown : committee to report plan for 

abating a 2S6 ; report 328 
South bay : repairs on dam, order passed c 295, a 298 
Petition of employes for increase of pay a 234; report a 391, 

c 409 ; $21)00 transfer, order referred c 416 
Annual report c 348 ; a 385, 389. 390 
Removal of ashes from Bay Slate Sugar Refinery to Eastern 

av., petition a 297 ; report a 361, c 363 
Abatement of assessment for abatement of nuisance, petition 

c303; report a 361, c 363 
Bathing department : increase in wages, order referred c 370; 

report c 569, 597 ; order passed c 616, a 625 
Pay due Edward Miskelly, deceased, order passed c 374, 

a 379 
Nuisance in Clapp St., communication referred a .378 
Norfolk St., nuisance, communiciUion referred a 378 
Investigation of condition of water supply — see Water 
Kearsarge burying-ground— see Cemeteries 
Dearborn school-house— see Schools 
Nuisance in South Boston, order referred c 432 
Whitney st. (ward 22), stable, report referred a 465 
Nuisance in ward 20, communication from hoard health, 

referred a 523; report, referred a 539 
Care of burial-grounds — see Cemeteries 

South and west city stables, repairs, order passed a 559, c 568 
Prison point flats: communication of board of health, 
referred a 254; report, order to fill creek, passed 
a 395, c 414 

Conferencte with Somerville, order passed a .395, c 414 

Order to fill Prison-point flats and Mill-pond flats, referred 
a 407 

Filling by health department : order of inquiry passed 
c 413, a 419; report, fibled o 442 
New order referred c 426 ; report, referred c 412, a 453 

Board of health requested to procure estimate and report 
cost a 437, c 439; report, referred a 508 

Opinion of corpor.ation counsel requested c 439; received 
and referred a 508; call for report c 517; report, 
referred c 535 
House off'al in Brighton, order passed a 609, c 622 
Healy, John P. — 

Corporation counsel, deceased, message of mayor, reso- 
lutions and orders passed c 11, a 13; memoir a 300, 

c301 
Heard, Eliza J.— 

Parsons st., relocation, $1000 damages, order passed a 300 
Heath place (ward 12) — 

Wooden buildings: movement to Walden and Minden sts., 

petition a 283 
Heath street — 

Relocation : report c 94, a 96 

Damages a 85 
Telephone poles : petition a 221 ; permit 270 
Sewer: between Bickford st. and Heath pi., petition a 283; 

report, order notice 300; hearing 303; order passed 328; 

scliedule of cost 572; report, order for assessment and 

collection 587 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



C.'ontinuation from Hoalh placo, potition a S88 
Sidewalks: No. iio, petition a ;i2" ; order passed 343 

Nos. 30 and 32, petition a 340 ; order passed 361 
Wooden addition to biiil liug : rear 2o'J, petition a 434; permit 
a 4(>G, c 477 ' 

Ilcbard, Sylvtster 11.-- 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Heideninutli, Kniily — 

73 Cedar st., trees, removal, petition a 384 
Ileintz, Jolin, (t ul. — 

l.eutmnn plaee, lamps, report a G26 
Hemenw.iy, C. !>., trustee, ct ul.— 

(-'ourt St., between Tremont and Wasliington 8ts., sewer, 
petition a 150; report, order notice 173; hearing 195; 
order passed 210 
ITenderson, A. 1). — 

Appointed supt. North Beacon-st. bridge and Wcstcrn-av. 
bridi^e to Watertowu a 174 
Hennessey, .Mary K. — 

M.iker st., widcnirii;, $3.50 damages, order passed a 626 
Henrity, Michael J.— 

Klecled second assi.stant assessor a 145, c 150 
Hensliaw, Kdwani — 

From 52 High st. to 46 Lincoln St., removal ofsign, petition a 39 
Hereford .-itreet— 

Telegraph poles : petition a 21 

Sidewalks: corner Newbury st., pelition a 388; order 
passeil 394 
Hcrlihy, Patrick— 

147 Tyler st., grade damages, order passed a 391 
Ilcrrick, Manie L. — 

(Marendon st., personal injuncs, petition a 144 
Hcrsey, Cliarles Henry, alderman— 
Oaths of olHce 1 

Appointed: committee on improved sewerage 3; rules and 
orders board aldermen 3; funeral corporation counsel 13; 
markets, weitrhts and measures 14; sewera 14; steam- 
engines 14, 72; engineer's department 14; fire department 
14; fuel 14; Mt. Hope and Cedar grove cemeteries 14 ; 
overseers of poor 14 (resigned 72) ; public instruction 14; 
treasury department 14, 72; water 14; new bridge to 
Charkstown 22; Stony brook 22 (resigned 98); method 
conntiug votes 22; prison insiiection 24 (resigned 40); 
police 20; Kaneuil Mall an<l (-ountv buildings 72; public 
building 72; free concerts 109; auditor's estimates 121; 
fourth of July 173; assessors, special 269; hydrants 379; 
report of revised ordinances :578; statue of Paul Uevere 
;VJ7; funeral ex-mayor Norcross 401 
Elected : director public institutions c 27, a 40 
Remarks ; 

Police commissioners 22, 73, 193, 205 

Underground « ires 24 

Krost-WhitUn contested election case ,32 

Additional water sui)ply and drainage 54 

Buperintendent of common 86 

Method of counting ballots 110 

Appropri.-ition 1)111163 

New bridge to Charlestown 177, 474, 499 

I'.iy of teamsters 199 

Sale of Charlestown navy-j-ard 226 

rrobatioii ollicers 23S 

Stoiighton poor fund 238 

Laborers' pay 250, 306, 360 

Suit of Marciis I'. Norton 249 

Sale and transfer of iron fences 257 

Electric lights 258, 345 

Paving Devonshire st. 271 

Kcnilworlh-st. school-house 274 

Stable on Federal st. 285 

Widening Knecl.aud street 327 

Kinging bells, etc., fourth of July 341 

lleclainiiiig ))ictures for Old State House 341 

Kestrictions on ])ul)lic lands sold 344 

Removal of signs, etc., from trees 345, 360 

Police head-cpi.-irters 379, 385, 470, 486 

Ice for engine-houses 3S1 

Members of city council and salaried officers 383, 384 

Investigation of condition of water supply 385 

Nuisance on Boston wharf 386 

Joint rule mnnber it 396 

Increase of i)oliee force 403 

Stony brook 404 

Record connni.ssioners 435, 462, 501 

New (jiiincy-st. school-bouse 520 

('edar Grove cemetery 521 

Public-garden pond .538 

Petition of Klisha Deware 556 

Extension of Huntington avenue 571 

Mt. Hope cemetery 574 

Coasting 5S1 

Dumping snow on common 584 

Regulation of vehicles in streets 591 

Extension of Chapman pl.ice 592 

Eagl<! on Old State Hou>e 602 

Tracks on Chelsea bridge 604, 614 

Election returuH 608 



Hcrsey Brothers- 
West Second St., corner E st., wooden addition to building, 
l)etilion a 359 
Ilersey, J. H.— 

310 .\llanlic av., electric light, petition a 53 
Hereford street — 

Edgestones : pelition a 269 
Ilerter, Robert— 

.\ppointcd constable a 402, 419 
Ilicklings, William, heirs of— 

Essex St., sewer abatement, order passed a 239 
Hicks, William H.— 

Stiillbrd St., corner Blue Hill av., sidewalk, petition a 248; 
order passed 361 
Ilicks, William L.— 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Higgins, Daniel — 

-Appointed inspector of lime a 270, c 275 
Higgin.son, F. L. — 

274 Beacon St., edgestonc, sidewalk, petition a 485; order 
p.-issed 496 
Higginson, CJeorge, et al. — 

Brookline av. and Heacon sts., bridge over B. & A. R.R., peti- 
tion a 555; report a 008, c 616 
High street — 

Sign : removal to 46 Lincoln st., petition a 39 
Steam-engine : No. 212-216, petition, order notice a 308; hear- 
ing 340; permit 361 
Higli street (ward 24) — 

Crosswalk: petition a 378; report 3S6 
High street (Charlestown)- 

Tree: No. 59, removal, order passed a 148; remonstrance 156; 
order to rescind rejected 156; report on remoustrance 239 
High street (Xeponset) — 

Sidewalks : petition a 537 
Highland lee Co. — 

From (Jardner st. across Baker st. to B. & P. R.R. steam 
railroad track, pelition a 453; report, order notice 465; 
hearing 497; order passed 507 
Highland street (Roxbury) — 

Sprinkling: petition a 221 ; order passed 237 
Tree: No. 160, removal, pelition a 359 
Highland street R.R. Co.— 

Walnut av., location, petition to rescind a 84; petition with- 
drawn 156 
Petitions to compel building tracks a 144 
Protests against rescindim; order a 156, 173 
Central av., ne.-ir Blue Hill av. (ward 24), wooden building, 

erection, pelition a 234; jjermit a 255, c 260 
Blue Hill and Central .-ivs. connecting track to Warren st. and 
Blue Hill av., neur (irove Hall, petition a 209; report, 
order notice 285; hearing ;V.'l ; permit 344 
Tremont st., corner Northampton st., stable, petition a 359; 

permit 382 
17th location accepted a 361 
Hildreth, Henry A. - 

Rear 318 Beacon st. (ward 11), stable, petition a 384; permit 
391 
Hildreth, Joseph W.— 

Rear 214 Atlantic av., wooden building, erection, petition 
a 359 
Hilliard, J. S.— 

176 Second st. (ward 13), stable, petition a 221; permit 
237 
Hills, George II.— 

Appointed public weigher a 221 
Hillside avenue- 
Change of grade : petition a 3S4 
Hillside street — 

Grading, etc. : petition a 254; order passed 362 
Hilton, Charles — 

Appointed public weigher a 248 
Hilton, John P., councilman (ward 5) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed: committee on public buildings 20; survey and 
inspe tion of buildings 20; new bridge to Charlestown 19, 
580; fourth July 203; funeral ex-mayor (;uincy 505 
Elected: trustee of City hospital a 82, c84; committee on 

finance 17 
Remarks ; 

Appropriation bill 188 
Salaries 336 
Hinckley, W. B., et al.— 

Lawrence st., from Austin st. to Johnson av. (ward 5), sewer, 
petition a 485; report, order notice 497 ; hearing 500; order 
passed 658 
Hitchcock, .v. B., et al. — 

North Beacon st. at Cambridge St., crosswalk, report a 455 
Hodgate, John M — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Hodgkins, S. B., et ul.— 

Shelby St., lamps, petition a 221 
Hodgkins, William 11.— 

Clerk directors public institutions 250 
Hoflfman street — 

Sewer : abatement a 86 



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XXXVII 



Hoffman street (ward 23) — 
Grading : petition a 248 
Holbruoli, Jesse — 

Pitts St., sewer abatement a 86 
Holbrook, Natban— 

Hisjh St. (Neponset), sidewalk, petition a 537 
Holbrook, O. P.— 

4 Exchange st. (ward 24) , stable, petition a 195 ; permit 210 
Holden, Artenias 11.^ 

Elected first assistant assessor a 97, c 100 
Holden, Franklin — 

Faneuil Hall market, lease of stalls 49 and 51, and cellar 9, 
report a 147 
Holland, iJaniel J— 

Elected siipt. Mt. Washington av. bridge a 84, c 88 
Holley, Joseph — 

Appointed public weiglier a 221 
Holley, Patriclv— 

South-st. widening, $6280 damages, order passed a 253 
Kneeland st. widening, $20,000 damages, order passed a 590 
Hollis, E. A.— 

Webster a^. (Brighton), lamps, petition a 204 
Hollis, Ebenezer A. — 

Pay for fowls killed by dog, petition a 359; order passed 403 
Hollis, George W.- 

Nortli Beacon st. between Market and Cambridge sts., culvert, 
petition a 506 
Hollis, John W., et al.— 

Otis St. (ward 22), macadamizing, etc., petition a 21 
Hollis, Warren — 

Corner Allston St. and Brigbtou av., stable, petition a 96; 
permit 109 
Holman, John, & Co. — 

78 Friend St., steam-engine, petition, order notice a 120; 
hearing 173; permit 197 
Holmes, Francis M.— 

113-129 Medfbrd st. (ward 3), wooden building, erection, peti- 
tion a 5 :7 ; permit a 658, c 566 
Homans, Charles D., George H., and John, trustees — 
Essex-st. widening, $7000 damages, order passed a 225 
Harrison-av. extension, $25,056 damages, order passed a 225 
Chauncj'-st. widening, $12,500 damages, order passed a 238 
Essex and Channcy sts., sewer, petition a 269; report, order 
notice 300; hearing 305; order passed 328 
Homer, Joseph W. — 

Cottage st. between Clifton st. and N.Y. & N.E. R.R., sewer, 
petition a 418; report, order notice 468; hearing 470; 
order passed 4''2 
Proposed street running from corner Clifton and Cottage sts. 
to corner Taylor av. and Dudley St. (ward 20), sewer, 
petition a 485 
Homer, J. M. — 

Cottage St. (ward 24), stable, petition a 384; permit 391 
Hook, Sarah S— 

Washington st. and Greenwood av., sewer abatement, order 
passed a 456 
Hoosao 'I'lninel Dock and Elevator Co. — 

Railroad crossings : rules and regulations, order referred a 75 
Horton Charles H. — 

Fourth St., damage to horse and vehicle, petition a 402 
Hosea, Samuel,, jr. — ■ 

Appointed weigher of coal a 327 
Hospitals — 

Pay due Mrs. Frances A. Powers, deceased, order passed 

a 564, c 567 
City IlonpUul — 

Joint standing committee a 14, c 19, 29 
Trustees nominated and elected c 82, a 84, c 201, a 208 
Additional land, referred to trustees c 93, a 96 
Additional appropriation, request referred a 97; report, 
referred a 109, c 133; report, order passed a 148, c 151 
Ambulance for East Boston : notice of call for report c 318 
Annual report a 385 
Lying-in Ilonpitals — 

75 Harvard st., petition a 163; permit 223 
151 West Brookliue St., petition a 254; permit 269 
767 Shawmut av., petition a 269; permit 284 
7 Cherry st., petition a 555; leave to withdraw 572 
Houghton, A. J., & Co. — 

llallock St., iron pipe, petition a 340; permit 362 
Houghton, Michael J., councilman (ward 6) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appoiuted : committee on water 20 
Houston, James A. — 

Corner Maple and Schuyler sts. (ward 21), stable, petition 
a 248; permit 255 
Hovcy, Solomon,, ir. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Howard avenue — 

School-hovise — see Schools 
Sewer: petition a 495 
Abatement a 497 
Howard, F. C, <t al. — 

Lincoln st. (ward 24), petition to put in order a 388 
Howard, John — 

Elected supt. Maiden bridge a 84, c 88 



Howard, L. A., et al. — 

Egleston sq., edgestones, sidewalks, macadamizing, petition 
a 39 
Howard, Maria C. — 

Harrison-av. extension, damages, report a 584 
Howard, Mrs. G. A. — 

Egleston sq., corner Washington st. (ward 21), stable, petition 
a 462 ; leave to withdraw 497 
Howard street — 

Electric light posts : petition a 96 

Electric light : corner Somerset st., expense, petition a 221 ; 

report 626 
Edgestones, sidewalk : corner George st., petition a 384 ; order 
passed 391 
Howe & French — 

From North st. to 19 and 20 Fulton place, sewer, petition 
a 418; report, order notice 468; hearing 470; order passed 
472 
Howland, Herbert L. — 

1420 Tremont st., wooden addition to building, petition a 418; 
permit a 463, o 477 
Howland, J. Frank, councilman (ward 24) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Elected : committee on accounts 7 

Aijpointed : committee on Mt. Hope an4 Cedar Grove ceme- 
teries 20; fourth July 295 
Howland, L. L. — 

1425 Tremont st., stable, petition a 434; permit 454 
Howland street (Roxbury) — 

Sewer : petition a 234 ; order passed 253 ; schedule of cost 582 ; 

order for assessment and collection 608 
Edgestones, gutters, sidewalks : petition a 248 
Grading, macadamizing, edgestones, gutters: order passed 

a 298 
Sidewalks : petition a 378 ; order passed 386 
Hubbard, Charles, devisees under will of — 

Portland-st. widening, $4950 damages, order passed a 391 
Hubbard, George — 

Portland-st. widening, $5950 damages, order passed 
a 256 
Hucking avenue — 

Petition to put in order a 359 
Hudson street — 

Grade damages : No. 149, order passed a 587 
Hughes, F. M.— 

180 Lincoln st., electric light, petition a 21 
Hughes, Winnifred — 

212 K St., sidewalk, petition a 248 
Hulbert street — 

Laying out: damages a 508 
Hulk, Thomas — 

6 Liberty st. (ward 15), stable, petition a 204; permit 237 
Humphrey street — 

Sprinkling: between Dudley and Cottage sts., order passed 
a 250 
Humphreys, Henry, William Phipps, et al. — 

Taking land for sewer purposes, oi-der notice a 272; hearing 
297 ; order passed 300 
Hunneman, Abbey E. — 

Lansing St., laying out, $400 damages, order passed a 200 
Hunneman street — 

Lamps : petition a 234 
Hunnewell, H. Hollis— 

Portland-s;t. widening, $16,000 damages, order passed a 564 
Hunnewell, Thomas F. — 

Chandler st. (ward 5), wooden addition to building, permit 
a 86, c 87 
Hunnewell, Walter — 

Newbur.v St., near Hereford st. (ward 11), stable, petition 
a 19.5 ; permit 210 
Hunt, Harrison G.— 

Maple St. (ward 23), surface water, petition a 254 
Hunt, Moses, c4 al. — 

Hancock sq., electric light, petition a 254 
Hunt, Samuel C. — 

Elected representative a 525 
Hunt, William- 
Compensation for loss of property, petition a 248; leave to 
withdraw a 298, c 301 
Hunt, William P.— 

Federal-st. widening, $7000 damages, order passed a 225 
Hunter, John J. — 

38 and 40 Princeton st. (ward 3), buildin.gs projecting over 
street line, jx'tition to retain and finish a 560; report, 
order passed 572; revoked 587 
Hunter, Maria — 

38 and 40 Piinccton st. (Charlestown), buildings projecting 
over street line, permit to retain and finish a 5S7 
Huntington avenue- 
Grading, etc. : petition a 53 

Reserved lot of land : release by city c 83, 101, a 109 
Electric light poles : petition a 173 
Sprinkling: frouA Clarendon st. to West Chester park, order 

])asse'd a 108 
Crosswalks : petition a 221 ; report 237 
At West Chester park, petition a 305 



XXXVIII 



INDEX TO PROCEEDIXGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Plank walk : from Camden st. to West Clicster park, petition 

a 234; order passed 298 
Stable : near Kosliiuhile av., petition a 269: permit 284 
Kxtension : nsolvc and order referred a 571 ; reijort, resolve 

and oriUr passed c 016; dainacjes a 626 
Wooden building: corner Camden si., erection, petition a S7l 
Sewer: selicdulu of cost a 613; order for assessment aud col- 
lection 626 
Ilnntinirlon, William S. — 

Appointed weiulier of coal a 470 
Huntress, Albion 1'., and tSamuel II. WilUins — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer of stall 6U, rejiort u 147 
Huntress, (jeorgc L., couueihnan (ward 11) — 
Oaths of oilicc 1 

Appointed: committee on funeral corporation counsel 12; 
public library iO; underground wires 19; claims 19; 
fourth July 203; conference on salaries Soft; report 
of revised ordinances 363; funeral e.x-mayor Xorcross 
401 
Remarks : 

Kevision of the ordinances 47 
I,aw department 137 
Approi)riati(jn bill 186 
Uegiilarity of certain proceedings 277 
Trinity square 316 
Salaries 33i> 
Hurley, 13. A.— 

11 Hand St., cdgestonc, sidewalk, petition a 637 
Hurthel, Fred. J.— 

Ulmer st., sewer abatement a 174 
nutcliins, Luther — 

Appointeil constable a 402, 419 
Hutchinson, David X. — 

Appointeil assistant harbor-master a 283 
Hutcliinson, Jacob II. — 

Commercial st., personal injuries, petition a 283; leave to 
withdraw a 436, c 439 
Hutchinson, \i. — 

iSanford st. (ward 24), steam-engine, petition, order notice 
a 43 1 ; hearing 470 ; permit 48S 
Hutchinson, K. 11., e( ul. — 

Blue-Hill av., sewer, petition a 144; report, order notice 170; 
hearing I'.l.'); order iJassed 210 
Hutchinson, Uichardson — 

Kleeted second assistant assessor a 145, c 150 
Hyde I'ark avenue — 

Grading, sidewalks, etc., petition a 53 



I street — 

Sidewalks : petition a 194; order passed 256 

Xo. 16 and 18, order passed a 2o0 
Crosswalk : corner Heventh st., petition a 234 ; report 419 
Improved sewerage — see Sewers 
Inde.x ('omiiiissioners — 

I'etition that Suftblk County indexes from 1854 to 1880 be 

copied a 581 
India street — 

Petroleum : Xo. 43, license a 250 
Steam-boiler: Xo. 37, petition a 3.'i9; permit a 382 
Indiana place — 

Paving: between Washington st. and tibawmut av., order 

passed a 298 
Ingalls, Frederick P. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Ingham, A. K. — 

Atlantic av., at City Hotel, electric lights, petition a 53 
Innis, George H., et al. — 

Comer Dorchester and Fourth sts., use of court-room by 

Dahlgren Post Xo. 2, G.A.R., petition c 27 
Institutions, ])ublic — 

Joint standing committee a 14, c 19, 484 

Directors nominated and elected c27, a 40, 174, c 183, a 197, 

c 201, a 208, c 217, a 221 ; organization 250 
Additional appropriation, request referred a 59; report, 

referred a V'J, c l:;3; report, order passed a 148, c 151 
Petition of Thomas Ilassell for information respecting daugh- 
ter c 87 / 
Communication relating to special appropriations, referred 

a 97 ; order to print a 147, c 151 
Marcella-st. home: request for transfer of land, referred 

a 255; report, order passed a PM'.I, :i22, c .'J31 
Access by members of city council, order assigned c 374; j-c- 

ferred c 432; report, .assigned c 5.'J2 
House of Correction grounds (ward 14), stable, petition a 378; 

permit 385 
Annual report a .393 
Uainsford island, communication of Elisha II. Dwycr, referred 

c 414, a 41S; report, leave to withdraw c 532, a 537 
Petition of Klisha Deware a 556 
Steamer J. P. Hradlee, new boiler, communication referred 

a •')72; report, order passed c 622, a 025 
Consolidiition of pauper institutions, report, referred to next 

city government a 587, c -094 
Inspection— see County of Suffolk 
Petition to take land— see Legislative matters 



Institution for Savings (Roxbury) — 

Glen road, near Elmo si. (ward 24), stable, petition a 388; 
permit 396 
Instruction, public— see Schools 
Irwin, William F.— 

Xewspaper stand at court-house, request for hearing a 384; 
report a 394 
Isabella street — 

Claims: personal injuries a 59, 122, c 133, a 182 
Ivcrs, llohert A. — 

801 Fourth st , druggist's mortar, petition a 555 
Ivory, Uarnian, & Day^ 

ilerideii st., sewer abatement, order passed a 467 

Jablochkoff Electric Lighting Co.— see Lamps 
Jackson, John W. — 

Appointed assistant harbor-master a 283 
Jackson, Xathaniel and Samuel — 

Chestnut Hill av. (Brighton), land, order passed a 328 
Jackson, Samuel, ei al. — 

Rock for street material, petition a 90 
Jackson, 'I'liomas A. — 

Elected lirst .assistant assessor a 97, c 103 
Jacobs, David II., & Sou — 

61 X St., sidewalk, petition a 340; order passed 361 

Province St., temporary closing, permit a 361 
Jacobs, \\'illiam — 

Rear 25;) Heath st. (ward 22), wooden addition to building, 
l)elition a 434; permit a 466, c 477 
Jamaica Pond Aqueduct Co.— 

Request for hearing— see Water 
Jamaica street — 

Grading, edgestones, gutters : petition a 204 
James, George — 

Appointed superintendent of scales, West Roxbury a 108 
Jeffrey, Elizabeth — 

I*ay due deceased hu.sband, order passed a 286, c 287; re- 
scinded, new order passed a 310, c 311 
Jeffries I'oint — 

Sewer : petition a 384 

Draiiuige : petition a 590 
Jeffriis street — 

Macadamizing: petition a 248 

Stable: hetween Sumner aud Everett sts. (ward 2), petition 
a 234; permit 250 
Jenkins street — 

Edgestones : Xo. 40, petition a 393; order passed 404 
Jewett, Xathaniel M. — 

35 Villagi- St., sidewalk, petition a 4.53; order passed 496 

26-30 St. Charles st., edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 495; 
order passed 507 
Jenks, Thomas L. — 

Elected director of East Boston ferries a 174, c 183 

Appointed police connnissioner a 1!) J, 205, c 214, 230; chair- 
man 236, 250 
Jenney, Stephen, & Co. — 

First and Second sts., and 2 Central wharf, petroleum, license 
granted a 1,)8 
Jewett, X. M., ft al.— 

Eagle and Prescott sts., macadamizing, etc., petition a 305 
John A. Andrew street — 

Grading, gravelling: from Sedgwick to Newbern St., order 
passed a 309 
Johnson, Benjamin — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer stalls Xo. 9 and 11 a 308 
Tr.msfer stall Xo. 103, report a 406 
Johnson, Charles P. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Johnson, Gustavus — 

Savin St., near Blue Hill av., sewer, petition a 378; report, 
order notice 387 ; hearing 388; order passed 392 
Johnson, II. A. — 

Glen Road, lamp, petition a 173; report 625 
Johnson, Jennie L. — 

656 East Seventh St., sidewalk, order passed a 483 
Johnson, John M.— 

Appointed superintendent South Boston scales a 108 
Johnson, Mary W. — 

2:i Curve st., pureb.ase, order p.assed a 394 

Same, tax, order passed a 496; referred c 509, 579 
Johnson, Spencer W. — 

River St. (ward 24), widening, $400 damages, order passed a 525 
Johnson, Tlioinas J., et ul. — 

Dennis st. (Roxbury) , edgestones, petition a 263 ; orderpasscd 
343 
Jones, Edward J. — 

Police commissioner : removal a 193, 205, c 214, 230 
Jones, Harriet M. — 

Adams st., near Cedar Grove station, hitching post, petition 
a 248 ; permit 256 
Jones, L. II. — 

Boston St., corner Dorset St., edgestones, petition a 283; 
order passed 238 
Jones, Leander II., <t ul. — 

Boston St., between Mt. Vernon and Kemp sts., sewer, petition 
a 378 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



XXXIX 



Jones, William — 

Dorcheisler av., relocation, $600 damages, order jsassed a 391 
Jones, William K.^ 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Jordan, C. J. H. — 

105 Tyler st. (ward 12), stable, petition a 72; permit 98 
Jordan, H. R.— 

Bojiston St. (ward 23), telephone pole, removal, petition a 320 
Jordan, James O. — 

Rear Marlborough St., lamps, report a 625 
Joy, Hannah C— 

Pay due deceased husband, order passed a 99, c 100 
Joyce, Hannah — 

Kneeland-st. widening, $5700 damages, order passed a 391 
Judiciary — 

Standing committee of common council 19, 29 
Judkin?, Charles S. — 

SOU East Third St., edgestoucs, sidewalk, petition a 359, order 
passed 382 
Juniper street — 

Sower : petition a 173 ; report, order notice 210 ; order passed 
239 

Grading, etc. : petition a 173; order passed 237 

Edgestones, gutters : petition a 234 

Edgestones : order passed a 250 

Sidewalks: petition a 320; order passed 343 

Lamp : corner Thornton St., petition a 327 
Jurors — see County of Suffolk 



K street- 
Sidewalks : ISTo. 178, petition a 108 

No. 180, petition a 108 ; order passed 419 
No. 212, petition a 248 
Paving: from Fourth to Ninth St., petition a 393 
Kallmann, Marcus — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Keating, John 'J'. — 

23 Lancaster st. (ward 7), wooden building, erection, petition 
a 462; leave to withdraw a 558, c 566 
Keay, F. IL— 

Rear 526 Fifth St. (ward 14), stable, petition a 384; permit 396 
Keen, Jarvis L).— 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer stall No. 105, report a 471 
Keith, A. B.— 

Luminous street signs, petition a 194 
Keith, David B.— 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Keith, David B., tt uL— 

Munroe St. (Roxbury), sewer, petition a 327; report, order 
notice 387 ; hearing 388 ; order passed 397 
Keith, Francis A., et al. — 

Blue Hill av., at Woodbine St., crosswalk, report a 394 
Keith, George H. — 

Appointed measurer of upper leather a 108 
Keitli, Marcus M. — 

Appointed weigher of coal a 156 
Keith, Itoswell F.— 

Appointed measurer of upper leather a 108 
Kellegher, Patrick — 

Appointed public weigher a 340 
Keller, Elizabeth C— 

Rockview st., corner Green st. (ward 23), wooden building, 

erection, petition a 144 
Rockview St. (ward 23), edgestones, petition a 297; order 

passed 308 
Rockview St., near Green st. (ward 23), lamp, petition a 378; 

report 626 
Rockview St., corner Green st., sidewalk, petitiona378; order 
passed 386 
Keller, Mrs. E. C— 

Washington st., damages to wagon, etc., petition c 594 
Kelley, Alexander, ct al. — 

Longwood-av. sewer, petition to increase capacity a 453 
Kelley, James S., licirs of — 

Pi Its St., sewer abatement a 174 
Kelley, John, et al. — 

Coramercial-st. widening at Foster and Henchman sts., 
grade damages, petition a 156 
Kelley, Mary J. — 

18 Border et. (E.B.), telephone pole, removal, petition a 462 
Kelley, Stephen P.— 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Kellogg, H.,jr., it al.— 

Washington st. (ward 24), between Harvard st. and the N.Y, 
&N.E. R.R. depot, plank walk, petition a 53 
Kelly, Ellen— 

98 Cottage st. (E.B.), sidewalk, petition a 402; order passed 
419 
Kelly, Ignatius A., assistant property clerk — 

Increase of salary, i)etition a 388 ; report a 403, c 409 
Kelly, John F.— 

Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 150 
Kelly, Jolm P.— 

Stony-brook sewer department, compensation for services, 
petition c 27 



Kelly, Michael — 

91 and 93 Regent St., edgestoue, sidewalk, petition a 403; 
order passed 419 
Kelly, Patrick — 

41 Charles St., steam-engine, petition, order notice a 382; 
hearing 388; permit b93 
Kelly, Peter- 
Deer Island, personal injuries, petition c 27; leave to with- 
draw c 263, a 269 
Kelly, Timothy — 

Appointed measurer of grain a 462 
Kemp, F. A., et al. — 

Lansing st. (ward 21), edgestones, petition a 269 
Kendall, Charles C. — 

Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 150 
Kendall, Salma— 

Appointed public weigher a 221 
Kendrick street — 

Lamps : petition a 327 ; report 626 
Kenilworth street- 
Widening: pay, leave to withdraw a 98 

Grammar school-house : orders passed c 246, a 248, 274, c 275, 
.333, a 341 
Kennedy, Henry P. — 

Appointed constable a 384, 402 
Keunedj-, John G. — 

Treraont St., corner Whitney i)lace, edgestone, petition a 495 
Kennedy, John J.— 

Tremont St., corner Whitney i)lace, sidewalk, petition a 537 
Kenney, James W. — 

Terrace St., near Cedar st. (Roxbury), steam-engine, permit 
a 16 
Kenney, John — 

Nominated and elected weigher and inspector of lighters 
a 158, c 164 
Kenney, Patrick, et al. — 

Wicklow St. (Brighton), grading, macadamizing, petition 
a 39 ; order passed 308 
Kern, Jacob— 

125-127 Vernon st., sidewalk, petition a 393; order passed 
404 
Kern, Joseph — 

Grove st., near German st. (ward 23), stable, petition a 297; 
permit 309 
Kensington parlv — 

Lamps: petition a 470; report 626 
Keyes, John — 

Personal injuries, petition a 384; leave to withdraw a 419, 
c423 
Keyes street — 

Grading, macadamizing, sidewalks : petition a 96 
Keyes street (ward 23) — 

Stable : No. 62, petition a 234; permit 250 
Sewer: corner Washington St., petition a 359; report, ordi;r 
notice 387; hearing 388; order passed 392; schedule of 
cost 603; order for assessment and collection 613 
Wooden building: movement from South st. near Bussey st. 
petition a 571 ; permit 587 
Kidder, H. P., e^a/.— 

Cooled water fountains on public thoroughfares, petition 

a 195 
Walnut ave., macadamizing, edgestones, gutters, petition 
a 234 
Kidney, Charles J. — 

Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 150 
Kilby streel — 

Pavement: petition a 462; report 471 
Kilduff, William- 
Elected 1 cpresentativc a 525 
Kilham, Albert D.— 

Dartmouth and Harwich sts., edgestones, sidewalks, peti- 
tion a 173; order passed 198 
Killion, John J. — 

Appointed public w-eigher a 193 
Killion, Michael J., councilman (ward 22) — 
Report of election a 408 ; qualilied c 409 
Appointed : committee on salaries 4S4 
Kilton, John T., Margaret L. White and Sarah L. Hcrreshoff— 

Broadway extension, $85 damages, order passed a 456 
Kilty, John- 
Appointed assistant supt- Mt. Washington-av. bridge a 406 
Kimball, John W., et al. — 

Allen-st. sewer, extension from Blossom st. toward Cham- 
bers st ; petition a 144; report, order notice 175; hearing 
195 ; order passed 199 
Kimball, L. M., et al. — 

Columbus-av. extension to Tremont St., at junction with 
Ruggles St., ijetitions a 99 
Kimball, Moses — 

Park sq., raised circle, petition a 39 
King, D. Webster- 
Corner Hamilton and Wendell sts., sidewalk, petition a 555 
King, E. & F., & Co., et al.— 

Petition that Walnut av. be widened a 96 
King, George -A. — 

Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 150 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



King, James A. — 

Wasliiiifjton st., near Torrcy st. (ward 2-1), stable, petition 
a l'.i;'>; permit "210 
Kinprtnan, (Jeorijc \V. — 

Kketed (list assistant assessor a 97, c 100 
KlngHtoii street — 

Claims: jjcrsDnal injuries and damages c 240 
Steam-engine: No. 39, petition, order notice a 506; Iiearing 
5.')5 ; permit 5G;J 
Kinno}', (r. K., et ul. — 

Cambridge; st., renumbering, remonstrance a 173 
Kirkland street — 

Mnider : order passed o 133 
Kitlredge, V. \\ .— 

IJeetlioven st , sidewalk, petition a 402; order passed 419 
llnnlingtoii av. from I'arker to Tremont st., extension $3093 
damages order passed a 026 
Kittredge, K. W. it William- 
Huntington av., IVom I'arker to Tremont St., extension, 
§l(');i2 damages, order jjassed a 626 
Kittredge, J. ('.— 

10 North Hennett st. (ward 6), stable, petition a 144 
Kittredge, S. ('.— 

North Hennett st. (ward 6), stable, petition a 21, leave to 
withdraw f)fi 
Knapp, l''redi rick 1*. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 466 
Knap|), Kussell li.— 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Knceland street — 

S.H. K.R. tracks: use by Middlesex R.H. Co. report and 

order notice a 24; hearing 72; permit 86 
Electric light jjoleB : petition a 39 

Widening: between Albany st. and Harrison av., order 
referred e 83 
From .\lbany to Federal st., communication, resolve and 

order passed a 325, 327, 340, c 348, 364 
Damages a 391, 397, 407, .V2<, 584, 590 
Met. U.K. track: between Washington st. and Harrison av., 

petition a .53 
Claims ; personal injuries a 204 
S.B. R.li. tracks: report, order notice a 382; hearing 388; 

lierniit 405 
Grade of edgestones : between Lincoln and Federal sts., order 

passed a 3S2 
Electric light: junction Federal st. and Mt. Washington av., 

petition a ;i93 ; report (iJO 
Crossing: at ."^outh st., petition a 418 
8.15. U.K. location : petition a 434 

Grading, paving: from Lincoln to Federal St. order passed 
a 46 j 
Kneeland, Sylvester R. — 

Ajiixiinted public weigher a 221 
Knceland, William — 

Appointed public weiglier a 221 
Kneriilein, I'eter, et al. — 

Heath-st. sewer, continuation from Heath place, petition 
a 388 
Knight, KIbridu'e G.— 

Elected trustee of Mt. Hope cemetery a 174, c 183 
Knights & Mayo — 

98 Broad st., steam-boiler, petition a 485; permit 558 
Knowlton street — 

Edgestones, gutters, sidewalks, macadamizing: from East 

Eighth to Dorchester st., order pas.sed a 38i 
Removal of buildings and fences: order passed a 390 
Kocn, -Miles — 

Appointed supt. Chelsea bridge (north draw) a 174 
Krim, K. — 

120 Longwood av. (ward 22), stable, petition a 418; permit 
46) 
Krogman, Samuel B. — 

Elected first assistant assessor a 97, c 100 
Kuntz, (Jeorge — 

Giibert-st. extension, $950 damages, order passed a 238 

L street— 

Telegr.-iph poh; : between East Second and East Third sts. , 

permit a :i94 
Trees : corner Third st., trimming, petition a 462 
Bay-windows: near East Broadway, petition, order notice 

a 506; hearing 537 ; permit 563 
Laborers — 

Wages: speci.al committee c 19, a 22, c 29; report, order 

passed c 281, 291 ; njected a 298 
Intervals of payment, order referred c 29, a 39; call for report 

c 142; report, referred c 171; report, order passed c 245; 

tabled a 2.50; passed a 420 
Pay of teamsters — see 'I'eanisters 
Assignment of wages: report, ordinance passed c 245, 262, 

a 269 
Pay of laborers : resolve passed c .301 ; order p.asscd c 301 , a .305 
Paying employes for holid.iys, order passed c 332; rejected 

a 342; request for conference c 3.)5; subject ruled out 

a 360 ; opinion of corporation counsel, resolve passed c 543, 

a5.>6 



AVages of laborers on public grounds — sec Common 

Pay of latioiers fir Christmas, order passed c 575, a 583 
Lake street (Brighton) — 

Grading and grade : jjetition a 418 
Lally & Russell— 

165 C St., corner West First st. (ward 13), wooden addition to 
building, petition a 72; permit a 98, c 100 
Lally, Thomas — 

'OJ K(!yes st., stable, petition a 234; permit 250 
Lamartine street (E.B.) — 

Passenger wagons : from Wintbrop, petition a 204 ; license 270 
Lamartine street (ward 23) — 

Grading, etc., : petition a 248 ; order pas.sed 3''9 

Wooden buildings: movement from Boylston st., petition 
a 2.">4 
Lamb, Abraham J. — 

ICIeeted representative a 525 
Lambert avenue — 

Gnuling, macadamizing, edgestones, sidewalks, gutters: 
order passed a 237 

Coasting: petition a 581; permit 582 
Lambert street — 

Sidewalks : Nos. 36 and 33, petition a 402; order passed 419 
Lamps — 

Standing committee a 14 

Annual report of superintendent a 15 

ReHectors on city streets, petition of Wheeler Reflector Co. 
a 120 

Iicp:)rt on " sundry petitions " for lamps a 383 

Superintendent authorized to purchase supplies and employ 
men a 26 

Superintendent appointed a 81 

Supt., removal, order to consider expediency of amending 
ordinance c 304, a 305; report c 358, 300 

Larger gas lamps, order passed to report a 463; re port a 487 
496 

Augustus av. a 495, 626 

Ad.ims sq. a 558 

Allendale St. a 254, 340 

Baker st. (W.R.) a 204, 625, 626 

Broadway, No. 136 a 53 

Belle av. (W.lt.) a 418 

Belfast St. (ward 24) a 495, 625 

Bartletl court (ward 20) a 537 

f Jongress st. a 402, 626 

Chestnut court (('harlestown) a 453 

Columbus av., corner Columhus sq., illuminated glass drug- 
gist's morl;u-, report referred a 465; recommitted 487; 
order passed 540 

Centre st. (W.R.) a 626 

Castle St. a 485, 025 

Clarendon st., at First R.aptist church a 495 

Clarendon av. a 495, 626 

Centre st., near Gnive st. (ward 23) a 560 

Codnian st. (ward 24) a 625 

Cl:ipp place (ward 24) a 156 

Coleman st. (ward 24) a 173 

Dudley St., corni'r .Magazine St., replacing a 520 

Dunlow St. (ward 19) a 520, 626 

Eldon St. a 4S5, 625 

(jeorgia st., opposite Montana at. a 453 626 

Gleiidon st. a 470, 625 

Gerard st. a 506 

(Jrenville pi. a 571 

Geneva-av. extension a 182, 625 

Gleii road a 173, 625 

(Jranite av., between Granite bridge and Minot st. a 72, 625 

Hancock sq. (Charleslown) a 286, 298 

Ilunneman St. a '.'34 

Kendriek st. a :i27, 0-'6 

Kensington i)ark a 470, 626 

Leutman place a 026 

Middlesex st. a 4S5 

Mercer st., beween D(n'chester and Telegraph sts. a 560, 626 

M;irll)orougli st., rear a 625 

Meridian st., at public lilirary a 254 

Mill-st. place (ward 4) a 96 

North St., No 201 a 39 

Passage-way, rear Hotel Clifton a 402, 625 

Passage-way from 11 Northtield st. to Lenox st. a 418, 625 

Pas.sage-way opposite 1491 Tremont st. a 4.34 . 

I'ay of lamplighters : report, order passed a 344, 359 

Petition of lamplighters for increa.se of wages a 305 

P.issag<'-way fVom Pine st. to Broadway extension a 248 

Parker st., opjjosite Delle ave. a 340, 626 

Rossiler st. a 485, 025 

Roslin .iv. a 495, 626 

Rockview St., near Green st. a 378, 626 

Rockwood St. (ward 23) a 120, 320 

South St. (Brighton) a 485 

Shawniut av. a 485, 625 

Sigourney st. a 418 

Sagamore st. a 495, 625 

School St., corner School-st. place (ward 3) a 520 

She.ife St. (Cliarlestown) a 560 

Summit St. (W.R.) a 626 



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Shelby st. a 221 

Sumner court (Dorchester) a 39 

Sumner st. (E. B.), railroad crossing a 221,625 

Temple place (ward 24) a 182, 625 

Thornton St., corner Juniper st. a 327 

Temple st. (W.K.) a 506, 626 

Utica St. a 402, 625 

Unity St., rear No. 1 a 269 

Washington st., junction Dudley et. a 248, 626 

Webster av. (Brighton) a 204 

Winslow St., between Zeigler and Dudley sts. a 144 

Washington st., corner Bromfield st. a 393 

Williams st., from Walnut to Washington et. a 560 

Electric lAgtitn— 

General order passed authorizing attachment to build- 
ings a 58 
Order authorizing contracts with electric light companies, 

referred a 345, 359; report, order passed a 383 
Street electric lights: supt. requested to report a 455; 

report a 464 
Auditor to report payments and deductions c 536, a 537 ; 

report c 543 
Austin St. (Charlestown), cor. Washington st. a 485, 626 
Appleton St., corner Columbus av. and West Canton st. 

a 602 
Berkeley st., corner Tremont and Dover sts. a 388, 626 
Broadway, corner Dorchester st. a 402, 626 
Blue Hill av. a 402 
Bunker Hill st., near Middlesex R.R. earhouse a 418, 

626 
Bethlehem st., corner Washington st. a 462 
Bowdoin sq., corner Bulfinch st. a 462 
Bromfield st. a 560 
City sq. a 384, 626 

Commercial st., corner North Ferry av. a 402 
Columbus av., corner Appleton and West Canton sts. 

a 602 
Dover et., corner Tremont and Berkeley sts. a 388, 626 
Dearborn St., corner Eustis st. a 393 
Dorchester St., corner Broadway a 402, 626 
Dudley st. a 402, 626 

Devonshire St., corner Washington st. a 495 
I Dorchester-st. crossing a 537, 626 
Essex St., corner Harrison av. a 495 
Eliot sq. a 378, 626 
Faneuil Hall market, remonstrance c319; report c 528, 

a 537 
Federal St., corner Knecland st. and Mt. Washington av. 

a 393, 626 
Fourth-st. crossing a 537, 626 
Hampden st. a 402, 626 
Harrison av., corner Essex st. a 495 
Howard St., corner Somerset st., expense a 221 ; report 

626 
Hancock sq. a 254 
Leverett and Charles sts. a 378 
Main St., opposite Monument av. a 388, 626 
North St., opposite Bendall's lane a 393 
North St., No. 201 a 39, 626 
North Ferry av., corner Commercial st. a 402 
Orchard park a 393 

Portland St., corner Sudbury st. a 453, 626 
Roxbury st., corner Zeigler and Washington sts. a 495 
Report of hearing, order passed a 238 
Sullivan sq. a 393, 626 

Sudbury st., corner Portland st. a 453, 626 
Shawmut av., corner Tremont st. a 453, 540, 626 
South Boston, a 462; call for report 589 ; report and order 

593; order passed 602; report 626 
Tremont-st. crossing, corner Roxbury and Pynchon sts.; 

corner Ruggles and Tremont sts. a 384 
Tremont St., corner Berkeley and Dover sts. a 388, 626 

Corner Shawmut av. a 453, 540, 626 

Corner Dartmouth st. a 537 
Union park a 254, 385 

Warren st., corner Dudley St., and Washington St., cor- 
ners Dudley, Warren, Roxbury, and Eustis sts. a 378, 

626 
Warren St., corner Walnut av. a 388 
Washington St., corner Pelham st. a 393, 626 

Corner Waltham st. a 626 

Between Cornhill and Brattle st. a 434 

Corner Bethlehem et. a 462 

No. 985-993, a 470; petitions in aid 470 

Corner Austin st. '(Charlestown) a 485, 626 

Corner Roxbury and Zeigler sts. a 495 

Corner Devonshire st. a 495 
Washington village a 434, 626 
West Canton St., corner Columbus av. and Appleton st. 

a 602 
Zeigler St., corner Washington and Roxbury sts. a 495 
Brush Electric Lighting Co. : 

Merrimac and Lancaster sts., petition a 14 

Atlantic av.. Federal, Kneeland, and Eliot sts., peti- 
tion a 39 

Canal St., petition a 59 ; permit 148 



City streets and public squares, petition a 85 ; order 

notice 98; hearing 122 
Dilatory action on contract, remonstrance referred 
a 320 ; tabled a 327 ; referred a 346 ; report a 383 
Scollay sq., pay for lights, petition a 254 
Pynchon St., petition a 402; permit 420 
Harrison av., between Dover St. and Ashland pi., 

petition a434; permit 455 
Northampton St., between Albany st. and Harrison 

av., petition a 453; permit 466 
Junction Tremont st., Shawmut av., and Warrenton 
St., order passed a 540 
N.E. Weston Electric Light Co.— 

Streets in north section of city, petition a 39 
Washington, Friend, Portland, Merrimac, and other 

streets, in Mill-pond district, petition a 53 
Eastern av., petition a 84 
City streets and public squares, petition a 85; order 

notice 98 ; hearing 122 
Proposal to light Public garden, etc., referred a 204; 

contract authorized a 257 
Faneuil Hall and Faneuil Hall market, petition a 234 ; 

leave to withdraw 253 
North ifarket and South Market sts., petition a 269; 

permit 299; removal, order passed a 386 
Haverhill st. petition a 384; permit 455 
Columbus av. and Eliot St., petition a 384; permit 455 
Warren bridge and Charles-river bridge, petition 

a 384; report 465 
Charles-river bridge, petition a 453; permit 466 
48 Eastern av., hoisting beam, petition a 462 
Park Bq., order passed a 524 
American Electric Light Co. — 

Tremont st., from Boylston to School sts., petition a 53 

Common, Public Garden, and Boylston st., petition 

a 59; petitions in favor 72; leave to withdraw 272 

City streets and public squares, petition a 85; order 

notice 98 ; hearing 122 ; leave to withdraw 272 
Newton st., from Huntington av. to Albany st., peti- 
tion a 120 
Huntington av., Berkeley, and other streets and 
streets around the common, petition a 173 
Jablochkofl" Electric Lighting Co. — 

Certain streets in northern portion of city, petition a 27 
City streets and public squares, petition a 85 ; order 
notice 98; hearing 122; full report of hearing 
ordered a 122 
Faneuil Hall and Faueuil Hall market, petition a 234; 
leave to withdraw 253 
Arnonx Electric Light Co. — 
City sq. a 384 
City streets, petition a 144 
American Electric and Illuminating Co. — 

Order authorizing contract referred a 257; reports 

272; indelinitely postponed 315 
Communication from president a 320; tabled 327; 

referred 346 ; report a 383 
Communication from directors, referred a 343 
Lamson, N. P., et al. — 

Parker st., opposite Delleav., lamp, petition a 340; report 626 
Lancaster street— 

Electric-light posts : petition a 14 

Steam-boilers : Nos. 3, 5, and 7, petition a 39; permit 57 
Wooden building: No. 23, erection, petition a 462; leave to 
withdraw a 558, c 566 
r^ands, public — ■ 

Joint standing committee a 14, c 19, a 72 
Annual report a 22 

Land between St. Botolpb at. and Huntington av., petition ol 
Boston Water Power Co., c 83; report, order passed 
c 101, a 109 
East Newton St., conditions in deed, petition of Martha A. 

Carter a 72 
Clifton St., vacant land, order passed a 109, c 133 
Unused city lands and buildings : report c 201, 295, a 298 
Winthrop farm : sale authorized a 274, c 275, a 283 
Lot bounded by Harrison av.. East Chester park, and Albany 
and Northampton sts., and lot on East Chester park, 
Albany and Swett sts., transfer, order referred c 303; 
report, order passed c 317, a 322 
Playground on site of old Roxbury canal : order to consider 

expediency passed a 329, c 331 
Lot 24 Union park, release of conditions of sale, petition a 248 ; 

report, order passed a 284, c 287 
Restrictions on land around Independence square, order 

referred a 344 
Corner N and East Third sts., conditions in deed to Deborah 

A. Sears, petition a 269; leave to withdraw a 329, c 331 
Conditions in deed to Benevolent Fraternity of Cliurches, 

petition a 305 ; report, order passed c 333 
Laud bought for right of way for sewer, order referred a 310; 

order passed a 328, c 331, a 360 
Village St., conveyance of l;md, petition a 320; report, order 

passed a 329, c 332 
Pay for extension of time to build, refunding, petition a 320; 
leave to withdraw 391 , c 409 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



IJrigliton St. (Bi-ookliiio), release of coDdition indeed, report, 

order passed a M2.i, c 331 
Purchase St., land forfeited, order referred a362; passed a436, 

c439 
Estate purchased of Seth Adams, transfer, order passed a 393, 

c413 
]{car St. James Hotel, piircliasc ofland, petition a 38S 
Harrison av., near Hotel JS'ewton, extension of time to build, 

petition a 393; report, order passed e 600, a 602 
33-35 Newl)ury st., party wall, reimbursement for cost, peti- 
tion a 462 
Passage-way, rear So Brookllne St., removal of obstructions, 

jjetitioii a 470 ; report c 600, a 602 
Wareham St., new agreement to convey land to Joseph G. 

Shed, order passed a 472, c 477 
Condition in deed to Edward Pratt, order passed a 489, c 492, 

509 
Art Museum lot, order to release, referred c 554, 569 
Estate ol Dorothy Ann ('raig, order passed e 6U0, a 602 
Lane, Hiram V. — 

40 Jenkins St., cdgestones, petition a 393; order passed 404 
Lane, Matthew — 

644-646 East Fourth st. (ward 14), wooden addition to build- 
ing, petition a 555; permit a 584, c 694 
Lang & King — 

Long wood av., temporary platform, petition a 96; permit 
109 
Langdon street — 

Edgestones, sidewalks : No. 10, petition a 269 
Nos. 12, 22, 24, petition a 418 
Lungmaid, Chase — 

Metropolitan av. (W.R.), pay for land taken, leave to with- 
draw a 98 
I^ansing street (ward 21) — 

Laying out: damages a 200 
Edgestones : petition a 269 
Laphani, Luther — 

Site for engine-house, Oharlestown, order passed a 584, 
c 594 
Lathrop, A. C — 

Appointed public weigher 84 
Lauteu, Alberl K., councilman (ward 14) — 
Oaths of ollice 1 

Appointed: committee on city hospital 19; printing 20; 
streets 20; laborers' pay 29; fourth July 203; funeral 
Moses Williams 416 
Elected : trustee of Mt. Hope cemetery c 81, a 84 
Remarks : 

('onmuttee on finance 7 
Revision of the ordinances 47 
Protection of water supply 48 
Coasting 62 

Investigation of police commissioners 67 
Rules and orders of the council 80 
Care of cemeteries 165, 164, 303, 363, 375 
Census statistics of IJoston 165 
Fourth of July 168 
Approi)riation bill 185 
Pay of teamsters 213 
Index to proceedings of city council 240 
Disposal of iron fences 260 
Improved sewerage 261 
Pay of laborers 301 
Salary of inspector of vinegar 332 
Water meters and inspectors 352, 441, 460 
Widening Kneeland st. 364 
Ordinance relating to printing 366, 416, 429 
West Roxbury and South Boston parks 371 
Report of inspector of vinegar 415 
Police head-quarters 482 
Waste water detectors 514 
Sale East-st. place school-house lot 526 
Extension of Staniford street, 529, 569 
Sale of Savage school-house 545 
Ordinance relating to bridges 598 
Bathing department 617 
Lauten, Albert — 

Fourth St., sewer abatement a 382 
Law department — 

Corporation counsel and city solicitor, order referred c 29; 
report c lo2; ordinance passed c 133; amended a 145; 
concurrence c 154, 166, 169 
OpinionB of city solicitor: order passed to compile and print 

c !<6, a 96 
City solicitor nominated and elected a 161, c 164 
Elevated railroads : city solicitor directed to oppose a 24 
New bridge to Cambridge : city solicitor appointed on com- 
mittee a 434, c 439 
Corporation counsel — 

Order for nominating committee, referred c 11; report, 
order passed c 106; committee appointed cl06, 138, 
a 145 ; report a 197, 207, c 214 
Death of corporation counsel, message of mayor, resolu- 
tions and orders passed c 12, a 13 
Ordinance fixing salary a 197, 207, c 213, a 221, c 230 
Election a 197, 207, c 213, a 221; acceptance a 236 



Opinions: 

Amusement licenses a 254 

Inspection of halls and theatres c 317 

Mass. Institute of Technology e 312 

Closing city clerk's ollice on holidays a 323 

Payments to city employes for holidays a 323 

N.Y., Boston, and Inland Railroad location a 340 

Gregg memorial publication a 322 

Savage school-house c 332 

Church Green appropriation a 346 

Deacon waste-water detectors c 373 

Pay of city employes during vacations c 373 

Terms of certain city otticers 374 

Lease of rooms in Old State House 374 

Stands on county court-house a 394 

Dearborn school-house a 395 

Petition of George Barker a 436 

Issue of volume of miscellaneous papers by record 

commissioners a 472 
Care of trees in public streets and grounds a 468 
Prison Point fiats a 608, c 635 
Ohio street a 523 

Right of remitting liquor licenses a 523 
Removal of Beacon-hill reservoir c 528 
C^are of burial-grounds c 635 
West Roxbury and City Point parks c 635 
Holidays for laborers c 543 
Statement of railroad grants in Boston c 665 
Reservoir lot, compensation to water board c 670 
Police ordinance 601 

Sluiceway at foot of Elm street, c 616, a 625 
Pension to police oflicer c 623 
Lawless, Mary — 

Bhepard st., sidewalk abatement, petition a 234; order passed 
a 256 
Lawley, George, & Son — 

D St., rear House of Correction grounds (ward 14), wooden 
building, erection, petition a 560 
Lawley, George, & Sou, et al. — 

O St., fence in line with First St., petition a 660; permit 572 
Lawrence, Abbott, et al. — 

Walk Hill St., from Blue Hill av. to Back St., petition to put 
in order a 63 
Lawrence Broadway Savings-Bank— 

Pitts St., sewer abatement a 86 
Lawrence, Daniel S. — 

Appointed supt. Chelsea bridge (south draw) a 174 
Lawrence, Henry L — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer stall No. 46 and cellar No. 8, 
report a 640 
Lawrence, Samuel B. — 

Appointed weigher and inspector of bundle hay a 193 
Lawrence street (ward 6) — 

Sewer : from Austin st. to Johnson av., petition a 485 ; report, 
order notice 497; hearing 606; remonstrance 520; order 
passed 568; schedule of cost 613; order for assessment 
and collection 626 
Leach, Isaac C. — 

Injuries on ferry-boat, petition a 234 
Leahy, John— 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Learnard, George E. — 

Elected representative a 525 
Leather — 

Upper leather : measurers appointed a 108 
Leather square — 

Hoistiiig-beam : No. 21-27, petition a 173 
Leatherbee, W. H., & Son- 
Albany St., corner East Dedliam st. (w-ard 17), wooden 

building, erection, petition a 14; permit a 41, c 43 
East Dedham St., from corner Albany st. to 122 East Dedham 
St., iron pipe, permit a 405 
Leavitt, Abraham M. — 

Appointed : constable a 402, 419 ; officer to make complaint in 
cases of neglected children 418 
Leavitt, Caroline, et al. — 

12 North Bennett St., stable, removal, petition a 53 
Lee, Henry — 

Appointed park commissioner a 204, c 230 
Lee, John H., councilman (ward 25) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : coraraittec on public library 20; hydrants 372 
Remarks : 

Appropriation bill 186, 219, 230 
Laborers' pay 295 
Fences around squares 317 
Salaries 336 
Lee, William H.— 

Nominated and elected clerk of committees a 73, c 77 
Leeds, James P — 

Appointed: constable a 402, 419 ; officer to make complaints 
in cases of neglected cliildren 418 
Lefthorn, Magnus, et ul. — 

Passage-way opposite 1491 Tremont St., lamp, petition a 434 
Legislative matters — 

Joint standing committee a 14, c 19 



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Inspection of buildings, amendment of chap. 197, acts 1880, 

order passed a 40, c 43 
Mystic-valley sewer — see Water 
Flats for Charles-river embankment, order to petition c 6, 

a 14 
Committee's reports of pending petitions, etc.: first c 40; 

third a 122 ; fourth c 139 ; sixth c 246 
Receiving and counting votes, joint special committee c 6, 19, 

a 22, c 29 ; report a 56, 99 ; order rejected a 111 
Elevated railroads : report on notice of intention to petition, 

city solicitor directed to appear a 23 
Expenditure by committee, ordi^r referred a 26; report, oi'der 

passed c 28, a 39 
New site for public library : taking land — see Libraries 
Powers of aldermen, transfer to city council : committee to 

oppose a 22 ; committee to favor c 28 
General meetings of voters, order to i)etition passed c 29, a 39 
Elevators : order passed a 40, c 43 
Protection against fire, amendments to building laws, report, 

order passed a 41, c 43 
Plumbing : report, order passed a 41, c 43 
New bridge to Cambridge : order passed a 41, c 43 
Charlee-river street railway : order to protest u 41 
Water supply and drainage — see Water 
Shawsliine river — see Water 
Substitution of boards for commissions or departments — see 

Commissions 
Kneeland-8t. track : order of inquiry referred c 52 ; report 

c 82, a 84 
Park loan : order to petition referred c 83 ; report, order 

passed c 94, a 96 
Liquor license commission: report, assigned c 105; recom- 
mitted c 138; report, assigned c 535; referred c 550 
Erasures on ballots : order assigned c 107 
Steam-railroad location : orders passed a 122 
Sewers ; order to petition for concurrent jurisdiction c 460 
Pensioning lieutenants of police; order to petition, passed 

a 588, c 594 
Public institutions : petition to take land c 601, a 602 
Lehigh street — 

Removal of earth, or sprinkling: petition a 254 
Leighton, Harriet W.— 

Wellington st., edgestones, sidewalks, order passed a 209 
Leighton, John W. — 

Elected representative a 525 
Lenderson, John — 

Appointed public weigher a 221 
Lennon, Thomas, et al. — 

EUery St., between Swett and Boston sts., sewer, petition 
a 234; report, order notice 272; hearing 284; order 
passed 300 
Lennon, Timothy — 

1445 Tremont st., edgestones, order passed a 270 
Lennon, AVilliam— 

Cabot St., edgestones and sidewalk abatement, oi'der passed 
a 404 
Lenox street (ward 19) — 

Wooden building: movement from No. 94 to vacant lot op- 
posite, petition a 462; permit 471 
Lenth, George — 

Vernon st., sidewalk, petition a 495 
Lents, Theodore — 

Boylston st. (ward 23), sidewalk, petition a 434 
Leonard, Hannah — 

Custer St., sewer abatement a 174; assessment 382 
Leonard, Hannah L. — 

Greenough av., personal injuries, leave to withdraw a 56, c 62 
Leonard, J. A.^ 

Custer St., macadamizing, petition a 96; order passed 308 
Leonard, Joseph M. — 

Green St. (Jamaica Plain), edgestones, petition a 453; order 
passed 4G5 
Leutman place — 

Lamps : report 626 
Leverett street (ward 8) — 
Sewer : assessments a 86 

Steam-boiler : No. 75, petition a 359; permit 382 
Electric light : petition a 378 

Telephone pole: between Charles st. and Craigie's bridge, 
petition a 602 ; permit 625 
Lewis, P. A. — 

600-608 Dorchester av., sewer damages, petition a 195 
Lewis, Stephen L. — 

7 North av., $550 grade damages, order passed a 251 
Lewis, Thalia E. — 

Isabella St.. personal Injuries, petition a 59; leave to with- 
draw a 122, c 133 ; rehearing, petition a 182 
Lewis street (ward 2) — 

Wooden buildings : movement to No. 95 Border st., petition 
a 120; permit 148 
Movement to No. 93 Border st., petition a 120; permit 148 
Movement to 44 Haynes St., petition a 144; permit 158 
Movement to 169-171 Sumner St. (E.B.), petition a 221 
Movement to Havre St., near Marion st., petition a 283; 
permit 298 
Widening : from South Ferry to Marginal st., petition a 173 



Lewis wharf — 

Diversion of sewer : petition a 204 
Lewis Wharf Co. — 

Atlantic av., junction Commercial st. (ward 6), wooden build- 
ing, erection, petition a 520; permit a 558, c 566 
Lewis, Woodbury L. — 

Appointed fence-viewer a 270, c 275 
Lexington street (Charlestown) — 

Trees: No. 15-17, removal, petition a 221; report, order 
notice 272 ; hearing 297 ; order passed 310 
Lexington street (ward 1) — 

Sidewalks: between Border and Meridian sts., order passed 
a 405 
No. 291, petition a 537 
Liberty street (ward 15) — 

Stable : No. 6, petition a 204; permit 237 
Liberty square — 

Pavement : petition a 462 
Libraries — 

Social Law Library, petition a 537; order passed a 558 
Public Library : 

Joint standing committee a 14, c 19, a 72 

Trustees nominated and elected c 28, a 40, 53, c 62, a 204, 

c230 
Topic in mayor's address referred a 73, c 77 
New site, orders authorizing ijurchase, referred c 9 
Taking land, order to petition, referred c 28 ; report, 

order passed a 56, c 62 
Branch for north end, trustees requested to report on 
expediency a 74; c 77; report, referred c 101; 
report, order passed a 109, o 133, 295, a 298 
Order to report premises referred c 77; report c 140, 
a 145 
Protection of public library building from fire : order 

I'eferred e 106, a 109 ; report, order passed o 201 , a 508 
Transfer of girls' high-school building — see Schools 
Dorchester branch : increase of accommodation, and 

reference librarj', order for report c 333, a 341 
New building: trustees authorized to report in print 

c 374, a 379 ; motion to refer c 377, withdrawn c 416 
Annual report of trustees a 389 

Neponset branch, expediency, order passed a 397, c 413 
English High and Latin school building: fitness for pub- 
lic library, order for trustees to report, referred 
c 140 ; I'eport, order passed c 201, a 208 ; request for re- 
port of trustees a 468, c 477; report, referred c 496; 
subject assigned c 496, 531 ; reports referred c 569 ; 
report, referred to next city government c 576, a 583 
Branch in ward 19, order passed a 593, c 594 
Branch in ward 24, order passed a 593, c 594 
City Hall Reference Library : 

Accommodations, order referred c 155, a 157 ; report c 528, 

a 537 
Ordinance referred c 171; report, ordinance and order 

passed c 244, a 248; committee c 259 
Exchanges with other cities, order passed c 333, a 341 
Licenses — 

Standing committee a 14, 72 

Minors, board of aldermen authorized to make rules or grant 

licenses a 23, c 27 ; rules adopted a 41 
Newsboys a 41, 57, 73, 85, 98, 109, 121, 146, 158, 174, 197, 209, 
223, 237, 250, 2)5, 270, 284, 298, 308, 325, 32S, 343, 361, 403, 
419, 436, 454, 468, 471, 488, 496, 507, 524, 539, 559 
Petroleum— see Petroleum 
Coaches — see Omnibuses, etc. 
Bootblacks a 57, 174, 197, 250, 270, 284, 298, 308, 325, 328, 343, 

361, 403, 419, 454,471 
Liquor license commission — see Legislative matters 
Amusement licenses : report c 88; assigned c 101; ordinance 

passed c 138 
Stand in Congress sq., petition of John Raddin a 221 
Plumbers — see Buildings 
Bernard Steinhart, license revoked a 335 
Lidback, Oscar K. — 

Appointed assistant supt. Congress-st. bridge a 406 
Lightbody, Sarah P. — 

Sumner St. (E.B.), personal injuries, petition a 204 
Lighters — 

Quarterly reports a 40, 208, 3S5, 487 

Weighers and inspectors nominated and elected a 158, c 164 
Ordinance referred c 282; report, ordinance passed c317, 334, 
a 342 
Lime- 
Inspector appointed a 270, c 275 
Lime alley — 

Commercial-st. widening, damages, petition a 120 
Lime street — 

Grading, macadamizing, edgestones, gutters, sidewalks: 

order passed a 225 
Extension : damages a 274 
Stable : No. 68, petition a 560 ; permit 574 
Lincoln, Frederic W. — 

Appointed commissioner on West Boston and Craigie's 
bridges a 120; on Prison-point bridge c 230, a 236 
Lincoln, L. W., et al. — 

Columbia st. (ward 24), at Quincy st., crossing, report a 361 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



I^lncoln street — 

Klectric liijlit: No. 180, potitlon a 21 

H.B. H R. tracks: use by Middlesex U.K. Co., report and 

order notice a 24; hearing 72; permit 86 
Sign : removal from ;')2 High nl., petition a 39 
Paving : between Summer aud EnBe.x »ts., petition a 248 ; order 

passed 298 
S.B. R.Il. traelis: report, order notice a 382; hearing 388; 

permit 405 
Underground wires : from Summer to Beach St., permit 
:i 405 
Lincoln street (ward 25) — 

Stable : mar Market st., petition a 537 ; permit 558 
Lincoln street (ward 24) — 

IVtition to put in order a 38S 
Lincoln street (ward 5) — 

Sidewalks: corner Uutherford av., petition a 402; order 
passed 419 
Between Rutherford av. and Main st., petition a 434 
Lincoln Wharf <■().— 

Proposed adj.icent ferry slip, remonstrance a 537 
Lincoln, William — 

.■\ppoiMted weiglicr and inspector of bundle hay a 193 
Linden street (ward 25) — 

Kdgestones : order passed a 308 

Stable : near Xorth Beacon St., petition a 506; permit 524 
Lindsley, J. <).. et al , trustees — 

Milt and Asliland sts., edgcstones, petition a 388 
Linnehan, Charles — 

Pay for work in sewer department, petition a 163; referred 
174 
Linnehan, Mary — 

I'ay due deeeaB3d husband, order passed c 601, a 602 
r^inwood square — 

Sidewalk : No. 16, petition a 248; order passed 256 
Liquor License.s — see Police 
Litchfield, Alvin S.— 

Faueuil Hall market, transfer stalls Nos. 41-43, and cellar No 
8 ; report a 404 
Litchfield, Jairus L. — 

Appointed weigher and inspector of bundle hay a 193 
Litcbheld's wharf- 
Passenger wagons: from Bowdoin sq., petition a 84; license 
237 
Little, S:miuel— 

Warren st., at Elm Hill av., crossing, petition a 418; report 
437 
I>ittle, Samuel, et al. — 

Warren st., from Grove Hall to Dudley St., sprinkling, peti- 
tion a 204 ; order passed 225 
Corner Roxbury, Zeigler, and Washington sts., electric light, 
petition a 495 
Litllefield, George T., et al. — 

Mystic-river nuisance, petition a 330; report referred 343 
Litllefield, (). h.,et(il.— 

Summit st. ( W.R.), lamps, report a 626 
Liverpool street (ward 2) — 

Wooden buildings : movement to No. 63, petition a 221 
From 36 to 63, petition a 254 
Lloyd, John A.— 

615 Washington St., personal Injuries, petition a 359; leave to 
withdraw a 436, c 439 
Loans — 

$1,. 500,000 for improved sewerage system a 236, 248, c 260 

$3,000,000 in anticipation of taxes c 281, a 285 

SIOO.OOO for Church Green a 281, 288, 311, a 323 

Public Park loans [s^e also Legislative matters] : order 

passed a 406 ; assigned c 413, passed c 441 
$.57,000 for school-houses c 442, a 453 
$40,000 for school-houses a 382, c 442 
$425,00.) for Warren bridge a 491, 557, 560, c 568 
Locke, Elmore E. — 

Appointed: weigher of coal a 485; measurer of wood and 
bark a 485 
Locke, Frank A., et al. — 

Meroer st., between Dorchester and Telegraph sts., lamps, 
petition a 560 ; report 62i3 
Locke, Lyman — 

Mercer st., sidewalk, petition a 359; order passed 382 
Locke & Nolan — 

I St., sidewalk, petition a 194; order passed 256 
Lockwood Manufacturing Co. — 

73-79 Sumner st. (E.B.), wooden building, extension, petition 
a 234 ; leave to withdraw a 328, c 331 
Locust street (ward 15) — 

Stable: No. 5, petition a 340; permit 361 
Lombard, S. & R. J.— 

Rutherford av, near Dunstable st. (ward 5), wooden addition 
to building, petition a 506; permit 558 
London street (E.B.) — 

Claims : personal injuries a 108, 255, c 259 
Wooden buildings : movement to 196 Havre St., petition a 120; 
permit 148 
Movement from No. 63-65 to No. 52-54, petition a 434; 

permit 455 
Movement from No. 59 to No. 71, petition a 453 ; permit 465 



Long, John D. — 

Fourth of July oration, resolution of thanks c 369, a 381 
Long, William B. — 

Elected first assistant assessor a 97, c 100 

assessor a 420, c 432, a 434, c 440, a 453, c 459, a 464,c 481 
Long Wliarf Co. — 

Atlantic av., rear I>ong wharf (ward 6), wooden building, 
erection, i)etition a 462; permit a 496, c 509 
Longfellow, Henry W. — 

Everett st., near Wilton St. (ward 25), stable, petition a 384; 
permit 391 
Longwood avenue — 

Temporary platform : petition a 96; permit 109 
Sprinkling : from Parker st. to Brookline line, order passed a 198 
Sidewalk : No. 386, petition a 388; order passed 419 
Stable: No. I -0, petition a 418; permit 465 
Sewer : petition to increase capacity a 453 
Lord, George II., et a I. — 

Baker st. ( W.R.), lamps, petition a 204; report 625 
Lord, Jeremiah — 

Revocation of omnibus license held by John C. Stiles, petition 
a 555 
Lord, 8. C.— 

Rear 32 Sherman St. (ward 21), stable, petition a 418; leave 

to wit lid raw 465 
32 Shermnn st. (ward 21), stable, petition a 495; permit 558 
Loring, Charles G. — 

Huntington ave., crosswalk, petition a 221 ; report 237 
Loring, I)., jr., et at. — 

Walk Hill and Norfolk sts., from Blue Hill.av. to Tileston 
scliool-house, plank walks, petition a 571 
Loring, Horace — 

Elected first assist.int assessor a 97, c 100 
Lothrop, Atwood Baxter — 

Appointed public weigher a 283 
Loud, J. (;. & E. A.— 

Blue Hill av., sewer, petition a 156; report, order notice 175; 

hearing 195 ; order passed 210 
South wood St., sewer, petition a 283; report, order notice 300; 

hearing 305; order passed 328 
197-199 Blue Hill av., edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 418 
Lovell, Clarence I'., councilman (ward 1) — 
Oaths of oflice 1 

Appointed: committee on badges 9; East Boston ferries 19; 
public institutions 20; water 20; method counting voles 
19; fourth July 20:i; iinnual dinner 576 
Elected : director of East Boston ferries c 48, a 53 
Remarks : 

Rules and orders of the council 80 
Superintendent of common 82 
Census statistics of Boston 165 
Appr<)i>ri.ation bill 187 
Suit for use of patented inventions 242 
Rescinding a ballot 243 
Fences around squares 317 
Salaries 335 

Water meters and inspectors 353, 367, 441 
Publie-gardeii pond 512 
Avenue to North ferry 551 
Ordinance relating to bridges 577, 597 
Bathing department 616 
Lovell, John 1'., & Sons, et al. — 

Washington st., between Cornhill and Brattle St., electric 
light, petition a 434 
Lowlher, George W. — 

Appointed deputy sealer of weights and measures a 173 
Lucas, Isaac 8. — 

Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 150 
Lucas street — 

Order for laying out a 523; referred a 537 
Lyman, C. W. — 

121 and 129 Medford st. (Charlestown), wooden building, 
erection, petition c 370 
Lynch, Daniel — 

13 Fellows St., edgestones, sidewalk, petition a 434 
Lynch, Edward — 

Commercial St. (ward 24), near railroad, stable, petition 
a 506; permit 524 
Lynch, James F. — 

58 Alpine St., sidewalk, petition a38S 
Lynch, John E.— 

Appointed superintendent East Boston scales a 108 
Lynch, Morris — 

Brighton St., sewer abatement, order passed a 387 
Lynch, Nicholas G. — 

Appointed : constable a 402, 419 
Lyon, Dupay, & Co. — 

Sumner st. (E.B.), steam-engine, petition, order notice a 384; 
hearing 393; permit 419 
Lysky, Mrs. Hannah — 

Rear 42 Cherry st. (ward 20), stable, petition a 462; leave to 
withdraw 497 

M street — 

Edgestones, sidewalks : petition a 108; order passed 382 
Abatement, petition a 120, 148 



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XLV 



Sewer : between Second and Third sts., report, order notice 
a 175; order passed 210; schedule of cost 603; order for 
assessment and collection 613 
Sidewalk : No. 152, petition a 248; order passed 419 
MacCorry, J. Stuart — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
MacDonnld, Donald, et al. — 

Northampton St., from Baldwin st. to B. & P. R.R., petition 
to grade and put in order a 485 
Macdonald, Francis X.-»- 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
MacDonald, S. — 

Nortliampton st., between Baldwin St. and B. & P. R.R., 
edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 506 
Madden, Daniel — 

204 and 206 Albany st., $600 grade damages, order passed 
a 524 
Madden, Hutcli A. and Daniel — 

Albany st., between Broadway and Lehigh st., and Seneca 
and Oneida sts., $8000, grade damages, order passed 
a 301 
Madden, James, et al. — 

Newton st. (Brighton), edgestones, macadamizing, petition 
a 53 
Madison square — 

Walks, fountain : petition a 283 
Madison street- 
Sewer : petition a 359 ; order passed 362 ; schedule of cost 582 ; 
order for assessment and collection 608 
Magazine street — 

Lamp : corner Dudley et., petition to replace a 520 
Magnolia street — 
Named a 84 

Edgestones, sidewalk: No. 44, petition a 340; order passed 
361 
Maguire, P. James, councilman (ward 19) — 
Oaths of oflice 1 
Appointed: committee on assessors' department 19; Stony 

brook 19; public buildings 20 
Remarks : 

Committee on finance 7 
Prevention of small-pox 64 
Building for police department 141, 152 
Salaries for members of city council 142, 292 
Care of cemeteries 155, 164, 375 
Appropriation bill 186 
Storage of material for public grounds 202 
Herdic coaches 232 
Wm. Doogue's greenhouses 287 
Laborers' pay 294 
Storage of plants, etc., 295, 355 
City greenhouse 364 
Complaints about liainsford island 414 
Police head-quarters 481 
Public-garden pond 512 
Acting probation officer, Roxbury 531 
Public baths 598 
Mahan, Michael — 

Heath St., relocation, $30 damages, order passed a 85 
Mahoney, Cornelius — 

Appointed weigher of coal a 53 
Mahoney, Michael J. — 

Appointed; measurer of wood and bark a 340; public 
weigher 340 
Main street (Charlestown) — 

Claims : i:)ersonal injuries a 39, 73, c 77 

Wooden buildings : No. 637, addition, permit a 40, c 43 

Movement from Columbia St., permit a, 419 
Mortgage discharged : corner School St., or'der passed a 175 
Telephone poles: between Medford and Alford sts., petition 

a 378; permit 391 
Electric light: opposite Monument av., petition a 388; report 

626 
Edgestones, sidewalks : Nos. 33 and 35, petition a 462 
Storage of petroleum : No. 29, permit refused a 558 
Mains, Jeremiah — 

Brighton st., Brookline, release of condition in deed, report, 
order passed a 325, c 331 
Mair, Alexander, ct al. — 

Creighton st. (Roxbury), sewer, petition a 204 
Maliff, John— 

80 Wc.*t Seventh St., sidewalk, petition a 453 
Manahan, Ellen T., and Lucretia Fisher — 

17 Hay ward [)l;ice, extension of Harrison av., $1000 damages, 
order passed a 148 
Mann, Ella E. — 

Crawford St., edgestones, order passed a 270 
Manning, Mary — 

47 Chester sq., personal injuries, petition c 409 
Manning, Patrick H. — 

Elected representative a 525 
Manning, William, et al. — 

Albany St., between Northampton and Pike sts., crosswalks, 
order passed a 382 
Mansfield street (ward 25)— 

Grading, gravelling: order passed a 303 



Manson & Whiting — 

637 Main St., wooden building, addition, permit a 40, c 43 
Maple street (ward 21) — 

Stables : corner Schuyler st., petition a 248; permit 255 
Near Schuyler St., petition a 378; permit 385 
Maple street (ward 23) — 

Sidewalk : from Weld to Centre St., petition a 194 
Surface water : petition a 254 
Marble, freestone, and lime — 
Surveyors appointed a 108 
Marginal street (E.B.) — 

Wooden addition to building : permit a 40, c 43 

Pipe : petition a 156 ; permit 17i 

Lantern : No. 206, petition a 195; permit 209 

Paving: from Coltage st. to B. & A. U.R., petition a 234; 

order passed 251 
Macadamizing: near Jeffries St., petition a 248 
Bewer: between Jeffries st. and B., R.B. & Lynn R.R., pe- 
tition a 283 
Stable: near B., R.B. & Lynn R.R., petition a 327; permit 

343 
Track: petition a 384; report, order notice 394 ; hearing 419; 
permit 466 
Marion street (E. B.) — 

Compensation for use of land : order passed,a 496 
Market street- 
Temporary closing : petition a 402; permit 419 
Market street (ward 25)^ 

Wooden building : near Sparhawk St., addition, petition a 340 
Markets — 

Standing committee a 14 

Inspector of provisions at large appointed a 144 

Petition for passage of ordinance forbidding sale of undressed 

poultry a 495 
Boston Produce Exchange, lease a 434, 488, c 492, 509 
Faneuil Hall Market : 

Superintendent appointed a 96 
Superintendent authorized to employ deputy a 158 
Transfers of stalls: No. 25 a 73; Nos. 49 and 61 a 147; 
No. 60 a 147 ; Nos. 38 and 40 a 175 ; No. 91 a 256 ; Nos. 
79 and 81 a 308 ; Nos. 9 and 11 a 380 ; No. 41-43, a 404; 
No. 103, a 466 ; No. 105, a 471 ; No. 25, a 496 ; Nos 70- 
72, a 524; No. 46, a 540 
Transfers of cellars: No. 9 a 147; No. 7 a 175; No. 13 
a 197 ; No. 26 a 266 ; No. 15 a 308 ; No. 8, a 404 ; No. 
1, a 496; No. 12, a 524; No. 8, a 540 
New leases to occupants a 158 

Electric lights, petition a 234; leave to withdraw 253 
Street stands within market limits, call for report a 308 
Electric light, petition referred c 319 ; report c 528, a 53T 
Order to close a 466 
Marlborough street — 

Telegraph poles, etc. : remonstrance referred a 24 
Sidewalks : No. 179, petition a 108; order passed 175 
No. 192, petition a 254; order passed 270 
No. 194, petition a 269 
No. 184, petition a 269 
No. 247, petition a 269 
Edgestones, sidewalks : No. 384, petition a 156, oraer pasged 

175 
Lamps : report a 625 
Maroney, Maurice — 

Employment, petition a 574 
Maroney, Mrs. Jane — 

Village St., conveyance of land, petition a 320; report, order 
passed a 329, c 332 
Marple, Charles H. — 

Elected superintendent Warren bridge a 84, c 88 
Marsh, Margaret — 

75 Harvard St., lying-in hospital, petition a 163; permit 223 
Marsli street (Dorchester) — 

Petition to p\ii in order a 156 
Marsh, W. W.— 

House offal in Brighton, order passed a 609 ; c 622 
Marshall, Andrew^ 

Meriden St., sewer abatement a 210 
Mindcn st., sewer assessment a 174 
Marshall, Ernest C, councilman (ward 3) — 
Oaths of otfice 1 

Appointed: committee on salaries 20; laborers' pay 29; 
funeral of councilman Harding 119 ; conference on salaries 
355 ; new bridge to Charlestown 580 
Remarks : 

Coasting 62 

Ward 22 contested election case 93 

Death of councilman Harding 118 

Appropriation bill 187, 220 

Salary of corporation counsel 214 

Suit for use of i)atcnted inventions 241, 295 

Laborers' pay 293, 301, 332, 543 

Salaries 31 1 , 855 

Personal explanation 343 

West Roxbury and City Point parks 457, 547 

Pensioning disabled firemen 483, 492 

Public-garden pond 511, 531 

Waste-water detectors 514 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



New bridge to Charlestown 53-t 
Huildin? permit to F. M. Holmes Furniture Co. 5G6 
\Vi<U'niiif; Warroii bridge 5G8 
Council rule No. 44, 579 
Revised ordinaiiees 620 
Closing proceedings 623 
Afareliall, M. f^ylvester— 

Faneuil lla"ll market, trantifer Ptall No. 25, report a 496 
Marsbttll, Svlvester — 

New Faneuil Hall market, transfer of stall No. 25, permit a 73 
Martin, .lobu W. — 

Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 160 
Martin, J. Lawrence — 

Appointed : public weigher 156 
Martin, William J). — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Martine, Abba M.— 

Kiver .St., cdgestonc abatement, petition a 393 
Maskell, Stephen J. — 

88 \V. Sixth St., edgcstones, petition a 305; order passed 326 
90 W. Sixth St., sidewalk, petition u 340; order passed 361 
Mason, J. W. — 

Prospect av., near Baker st. (ward 23), stable, permit a 22 
Mason, Sarah P. — 

Walnut av., sewer abatement, order passed a 497 
Mason street — 

Bteamengine : corner Treraont st., petition, order notice a 158 ; 
heai-iug 205; permit 223 
Mason street (t.'harleslown) — 

Edgestoncs, gutters, sidewalks, grading, gravelling: between 

How and Front sts., order passed n 298 
Grade eptabli.'^hed : order passed a 343 
Mass. Institute of Technology — 

Corner Boylston and C'luVcndon sis., cellar below grade, peti- 
tion a 560; report and order 609; order passed 613 
Mass. Charitable Mechanic Association — 

West Newton st., between Columbus av. and Ilnntingtou 
av., electric-light poles, removal, order passed a 58 
Massachusetts Children's Protective Society — 

Petition of Thomas Hassell— see Institutions 
Mass. School for Idiotic and Fceble-Minded Youth— 

M St., edgestone and sidewalk abatement, petition a 120; 
order passed 148 
Mass. Society lor Prevention of Cruelty to Animals — 

Doane .ind KIlby sts.. Court and Liberty sqs., pavements, 
petition a 462 ; report 471 
Massner, John G. — 

271 W. Third St., sidewalk, petition a 156 
Matchett, William F., treasurer — 

507 East Seventh st , sidewalk, petition a 434 
Mather street (ward 24) — 

Stable : No. 19, petition a 320; permit 328 
Mathews, Thomas R., councilman (ward 21) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed: committee on Stony brook 19 ; public parks 19, 
52; claims 19; police 20; assessors, special 259; wires 
372; President U.S. 424 
Elected : manager Old South association c 28, a 40 
Remarks : 

Soldiers' bazaar, police service 11 
Lighting high and Latiu school drill-hall 49 
Supt. of common 82 
Case of George Barker 280 
Care of cemeteries 303, 376 
Visit to park sites 370 
Free soup 4! 3 
Matthews, George R. — 

Appointed constable a 108, 402, 419 
Maverick Oil Co.— 

Chelsea st. (E.B.), petroleum, etc., license a 147 
Saratoga St., pipe, permit a 23 
Curtis St., at Bremen St., pipe, permit a 23 
Chelsea st. (E.B.), near Eagle st., wooden building, erection, 
petition a 234 ; permit a 255, c 200 
Maverick square — 

Sprinkling: petition a 269; report referred 285; leave to with- 
draw a 343, c 348 
I'assenger wagon : to Chelsea, license a 270 
Tree : corner Chelsea St., removal, petition a 506 
Maverick street (E.B.) — 

Stables : near Cottage St., petition a 195; permit 210 

No. 107, petition a 4.')3; permit 465 
Wooden building : addition, petition a 581 
Edgestoncs, plank walks : petition a 254 
Repairs on armory : order referred a 300; order passed c 303, 

a :',05 
Plank walk : between Orleans and Jeffries sts., order passed 
a :526 
May, Benjanin — 

Burroughs-st. widening, $550 damages, order passed a 200 
May, John — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
May stteet (W. R.) — 

Grad- established : order passed a 626 
May berry, 8. P.— 

Watering-troughs, use in winter, petition a 84 



Mayfair street — 
Named a 84 
Maylield street — 

Sewer: extension, petition a 254 ; order passed 272; schedule 
of cost 572 ; report, order for assessment and collection 
587 
Maynard, George W. — 

8-14 Polk St. (ward 3), wooden addition to building, petition 

c 423 ; permit a 466, e 477 
Brighton av., d.amages to vehicle, petition a 462; leave to 
withdraw a 523, c 526 
Mayo, Nathan W.— 

Sever st. (Charlestown), sewer abatement a 210 
Mayor — 

Oaths of office administered to mayor by chief justice 1 
Oaths of office administered by mayor to aldermen and coun- 

cilmen elect 1 ; to city clerk 5 
Inaugural address delivered 1 ; copy for printing requested 

c 5, a 5 ; disposition of topics c 5, a 14, 73, c 77 
On finance committee i".!' officio 14 
Courtesies to distinguished strangers c 9, a 14 
Appointment of mayor's clerk a 3 (for other appointments 

see City officers) 
For subjects of executive action, see alphabetic heads 
Acting mayor in emergencies, order referred c 18; report, 

order passed e 94 ; recommitted a 97 ; report a 255, c 260 
Police conunissioners : reports and evidence of investigating 

committee — see Police 
Fourth of July celebration : appointment on committee c 29, 

168, a 173 
Rededication of Old State House, address, order to print 

c 374, a 379 
Statue of Paul Revere : committees a 397, 403 
Visit of President U.S. : committee a 420, c 423 
New bridge to Cambridge : conunittee a 434, c 439 
Authorized to execute leases of area over Stony brook c 493, 

a 4b5 
Closing address 628 
Mesxages : 

Death of corporation coimsel c 11, a 13 

Protection of water supply c 48, a 54 — see Water 

Claim for use of patented inventions, referred c 48 — see 

Fire department 
Revision of the ordinances, appointment of commission- 
ers c 100 ; report c 363 
Death of councilman Harding 118 
Police commissioners a 193, 205, c 214, 230 
Protection of soldiers' monument c 348 
Trinity square a 388 
Death of exmayor Norcross 399 
Death of overseer of poor 402 
Commission to investigate water supply c 423 
Death of ex-mayor Quincy ,504 
Portraits of Hancock and Adams 542 
Norcross legacy c 575 
Maywood street — 

Edgestoncs, sidewalks : petition a 283; order passed 298 

Petition a 470; order passed 48S 
Edgcstones : petition a 388 
Grading, etc. ; petition a 297 
McAllen, Mrs.— 

Pay for fowls killed by dog, petition a 378; order passed 404 
McBryan, I'hilip— 

Parsons St., pay for land, petition a 359 
McC:ibe, John J. — 

Appointd assistant supt. Chelsea (south draw) bridge a 406 
McCarren. Michael J. — 

Pay for charcoal, petition c 48; leave to withdraw c 94, a 96 
McCarthy, J. J.— 

Mill-st. place (ward 4), lamps, petition a 96 
McCarly, Tnnothy — 

1558 Tremont st., sidewalk, order passed a 558 
McCarty, Ellen— 

419 Eighth St., sidewalk, petition a 173; order passed 405 
419 ICast Eighth St., sidewalk, petition a 418 
McCausland, George F. — 

Appointed assistant harbor master a 283 
McCausland, William II., inspector of pawnbrokers — 

Increase of pay, petition a 388; report a 403; recommitted 
c 409, a 418 
McChesney, W. T. — 

Appointed field-driver and pound-keeper a 270, c 275 
McCleary, Samuel F. — 

Elected city clerk and qualified 5 
McClintock, George W., et ai. — 

Abbott St. (Dorchester), plank walks, petition a 470 
McCobb, Willi.am P.— 

Appointed public weigher a 283 
McCormick, Eliza — 

Abatement of assessment for abatement of nuisance, petition 
c 303 ; report a 361, c 363 
McCormack, Martin S. — 

Elected representative a 525 
McCulpha, Thomas P.— 

Bennington St., corner Harmony st. (ward 1), stable, petition 
a 320 ; permit 328 



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XLVII 



McDonald, Isaac W. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
McDonald, Patrick — 

Increase of pay. petition a 269 
McDonald, Patrick F.— 

Elected representative a 525 
McDonald, Peter J.— 

Return of money paid for license, petition c 4'3; leave to 
withdraw c 531, a 537 
McFall, Ann- 
ul Main st. (Charlestown), personal injuries, petition a 39; 
leave to withdraw a 73, c 77 
McGaragle, Patrick F.— 

Elected representative a 525 
McGarty, Patrick — 

Appointed public weigher a 320 
McGinuess, Ellen — 

20 Terrace St., edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 305; order 
passed 326 
McGrrath, Thomas — 

B St., corner West Second St., edgestones, sidewalk, petition 
a -170 ; order passed 488 
McGuckins, John — 

4 Walpole St., sidewalk, petition a 269 
McGuire, Bessie — 

Ruggles St., personal injuries, petition a 39 
MoGuire, Lawrence, <t al. — 

Medford St., at Decatur st., crosswalk, petition a 327; re- 
port 390 
McGuire, Mary Ann — 

Hanover st., personal injuries, petition a 108 
McHugh, Bridget M.— 

Pay due deceased husband, order passed a 564, c 567 
McHugh, Hugh — 

Deer Island, personal injuries, petition a 402; leave to with- 
draw a 488, c 492 
Mcintosh, Samuel — 

Appointed: constable a 402,419; officer to make complaint 
in cases of neglected children 418 
Mcintosh, William H. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
McKay, D. H.— 

Howland st., edgestones, gutters, sidewalks, petition a 248 
Sidewalks, petition a 378 ; order passed 386 

West Chester park, at Hotel Pemberton, sidewalk, petition 
a 393 ; order passed 405 
McKay, George E. — 

Appointed superintendent of Faneuil Hall market a 96 
McKechnie, Edward — 

Glendalc and Bird sts., edgestones, petition a 384; order 
passed .390 
McKenna, Peter — 

6 Worthington st. (ward 23), stable, petition a 520; leave to 
withdraw 558 
McLaughlin, Bridget — 

Pay d ue deceased husband, order passed c 374, a 379 
McLaughlin, Daniel — 

175 Endicott St., crosswalk, petition a 320; report 343 
McLaughlin, Daniel, councilman (ward 7) — 

Oaths of office 1 

Contested election, petition of Richard Roach referred c 7; 
report, leave to withdraw 69 

Appointed : committee on E.B. ferries 19 
McLaughlin, Hugh — 

208'Endicott St., step, petition a 560 
McLaughlin, John A., councilman (ward 7) — 

Oaths of office 3 

Appointed: monitor 10; committee on surveyor's depart- 
ment 20 ; salaries 20 

Remarks : 

Ward 22 contested election case 93 
McLaughlin, John A. — 

Elected representative a 525 
McLaughlin, W. J., et al. — 

West Walnut park, sewer, petition a 453; report, order 
notice 497; hearing 506; order passed 524 
McLauthlin, George T. — 

Brookline av., rear Longwood av. (ward 22), 'stable, petition 
340; permit 361 
McMahon, John W. — 

Richmond St. (Charlestown), sewer abatement, petition a 195 
McMerlin, Hugh H. — 

Appointed assistant supt. Maiden bridge a 406 
McMorrow, James — 

Alden place (ward 23), stable, petition a 453; permit 465 
McMorrow, John — 

Appointed public weigher a 378 
McMurty, .Alexander- 
Sprinkling streets in Brighton, petition a 163; permit 197 
McNamara, Catharine — 

Camden St., personal injuries, petition a 625 
McNamara, J. J.— 

61 Weston St., damages to house, petition c 423; leave to 
withdraw c 483, a 485 
McNaughton, C. John — 

Appointed public weigher a 254 



McNeil Brothers — 

Commercial st., near Shami'ock st. (ward 24), wooden build- 
ing, erection, petition a 555 
McNeill, John — 

Appointed public weigher a 320 
Means, Arthur F. — 

Elected representative a 525 
Means, Robert F. — 

Appointed inspector of petroleum a 108 
Mechanic street — 

Sidewalks, etc. : petition a 53 
Mechanics — 

Increase of pay — see Streets 
Mecuen, Edward F. — 

Ajipointed : constable a 402, 419 ; officer to make complaint in 
cases of neglected children 418 
Medford street (Charlestown) — 

Bulkhead at wharf: order passed a 390 

Stable: opposite North Meade St., petition a 402; permit 420 
Steam-engines: No. 231, petition, order notice a 14; hearing 
53; permit 73 
Near Corey st., petition, order notice a 327; hearing 378; 

permit 385 
Near Quincy st., petition a 173; permit 197 
No. 41, petition, order notice a 523; hearing 560 
Wooden buildings: movement from 60 Walnut st., petition 
a 269 ; permit 285 
Near Corey St., erection, petition a 327 
Nos. 121 and 129, erection, petition c 370 
Nos. 113 & 129, erection, petition a 537; permit a 558, 

c666 
Rear No. 507-509, erection, petition a 560 
Crosswalk : at Decatur St., petition a 327 ; report 390 
Meehan, Patrick — 

Green st. (Jamaica Plain), edgestones, petition a 453; order 
465 ; petition a 537 ; order passed 558 
Meehan, Patrick, et al. — 

Brookside ave., grading, etc., petition a 378; order passed 465 
Meigs, J. V. — 

Report on notice of intention to petition legislature for char- 
ter for elevated railroad, city solicitor directed to appear, 
order passed a 23 
Meissner, John G. — 

Appointed assistant harbor master a 283 
Melbourne street (ward 24) — 

Wooden building: movement from Washington st. opposite 
School St., petition a 297; permit 343 
Mfcllefont, William- 
Damages to vehicle, petition a 485 
Melville avenue (ward 24) — 

Stables : near Washington st., petition a 53; permit 74 
Petition a 297 ; permit 309 
Petition a 388 ; permit 396 
Edgestones : petitions a 384; order passed 390 
Order passed a 437 
Menzies, James — 

163 IJennington st., steam-engine, petition order notice a 158; 
hearing 205 ; permit 223 
Mercantile Wharf Co. — 

29-33, 23-27 and 15-19 Richmond st., wooden buildings, erec- 
tion, petition a 283; permit a 328, c 331 
13-35 Richmond St., sidewalk, petition a 402 ; order passed 419 
Mercer street- 
Sidewalk : petition a 359 ; order passed 382 
Lamps: between Dorchester and Telegraj)!! sts., petition 
a 560 ; report 626 
Merchants' row- 
Druggist's mortar : No. 28, petition a 305 ; permit 329 
Mereen, Ithamer E. — 

Appointed assistant harbor master a 283 
Meriam, Benjamin — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Meriden street — 

Sewer abatement a 210, 467 
Meridian street — 

Lamp : at public library, petition a 254 
Sidewalks : order passed a 326 
Mcrrihew, Edward T. — 

Melville av. (ward 24), stable, petition a 388; permit 396 
Merrill & Cole— 

5^ Dock sq., smelting furnace, petition a 144 
Merrill, E. D. & F. H.— 

42 Sudbury st., petroleum, license granted a 158 
Merrill, John J. — 

Bird and Quincy sts., edgestones, petition a 320; order passed 
343 
Merrill, Moses W., and James Morrison — 

Portland-st. widening, $11,350 damages, order passed a 286 
Merrill, S. W.— 

167-173 Newbury St., sidewalk, petition a 156; order passed 

175 
254-250 Newbury st., sidewalk, petition a 393 ; order passed 405 
Merrill street — • 

Grading, macadamizing, edgestones, gutters: order passed 

a 251 
Edgestones : corner Erie ave., petition a 297 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



From angU- at Glenarm st. to New Seavor St., name changed 

lo Gli'iiarm st. a 487 
Revised gnide established: between Glenarra st. and New 

Scavcr st., order passed a 488 
Merriniac street — 

Electric-light posts: petition a 14; remonstrance 21 

I etition a 53 
Merritt, George — 

17 Reed's court (ward 20), stable, petition a 470, 485 
Messenger, city — 

City messenger nominated and elected a 73, c 78 
Assistant messengers appointed c 183, a 195 
Metropolitan avenue (W.R.) — 

Laying out : pay for land taken, leave to withdraw a 98 
Metropolitan I'late Glass Insurance Co. — 

UU Court St., reimbursement for amount paid, petition c 331 ; 

leave to withdraw c 417, a 418 
Metropolitan R.R. Co. — 

Columbus-av. extension, $29,635.10 damages, order passed 

&2-1 
Purchase of land, order passed a 22, c 27 
Washington st., between Temple place and Boylston St., 

and between Knceland and Dover sts., track, petition 

a 53 
Knceland st., between Harrison av. and Washington St., 

track, petition a 53 
Walnut av., location, petition to rescind a 84 
Pynchon st., connecting track, removal of telegraph pole, pe- 
tition a 156; report, order .notice 175; hearing 221 ; order 

passed 256 
Eustis St., from Washington to Winslow St., track, petition 

n 209 ; report, order notice 285 ; hearing 321 ; order passed 

329 
81st location accepted a 269 
Temporary use of tracks on Federal st.and Shawmut ave.by 

Soiilhlioston U.K. Co. authorized a 285 
Franklin st. and Dorchester av., location, petition a 305; 

hearing 369 ; order passed 362 
8'.id location accepted a 342 
83d location accepted a 382 
Harrison av., additional tracks, petition a 453; report, order 

notice 465 ; hearing 497 ; permit 588 
Colunibus-av extension, tracks, petition a 470; report, order 

notice 489; hearing 523; order passed 540 
Corner Dartmouth and Tremont sts., curved tracks, petition 

a 470; report, order notice 489 : hearing 523 
Fleet St., temporary track, petition a 470; permit 496 

Permanent location, order to consider expediency, passed 
a 541 
Commercial st., curved track, permit a 496 
Doreliester av. at Wasliington village, turnout track, petition 

a.'>37; permit 540; location accepted 558 
Dartnioulh-st. line of E. ]i. cars, route from North Ferry 

through Commercial and Fleet sts. to Uanover St., order 

to consider expediency, passed a 541 
84th location accepted a 558 
Mctzger, John F. — 

3 Oscar st., sidewalk, petition a 234; order passed 328 
Micliigan avenue — 

Sidewalk : petitions a 120, 173 
Middle street- 
Petition to put In order a 402 
Mlddleby, Joseph— 

37 India st., steam-boiler, petition a 359; perrait 382 
Middlesex R.R. Co.— 

Knceland and Lincoln sts. petition to run cars over tracks of 

SB. R.R. Co., report and order notice a 24; bearing 

72 ; permit 86 
26th location accepted a 121 
Chelsea st., between City sq. and Henley St., tracks, report, 

order notice a 270 ; hearing 305 ; order passed 3'J6 
27th location accepted a 343 

Petition for right to run cars through South st. a 418 
Cambridge 8t.(Charle6town), between B. & M. K.R. crossing 

and Sonierville line, Alibrd st., between West st. and 

Arlington av., additional tracUt, petition a 453; report, 

order notice 465 ; hearing 497 ; order passed 507 
28th location accepted a 523 
Middlesex street — 

Lamps : petition a 485 
Miland, Michael — 

Rear 5:i Whiting st. (ward 22), stable, petition a 378; leave to 

withdraw 385 
Miles, George— 

524 First st. (S.B.) and 26-30 Bowker st., steam-engines, pe- 
tition a 108; permit 121 
Milford place (ward 19) — 

Btahle : petition a 393; perrait 405 
Militia— 

.Armories, standing committee a 14 

Co. C, Ninth Regiment, rent for armory a 24 

Co. A, First Infantry, appropriation for repairs on armory, 

petition a 108 
$1600 additional appropriation for armories, referred a 121; 

report, order passed a 148, c 151 
First Brigade, furnishing head-quarters, petition a 156 



First Regiment of Infantry, furnishing head-quarters, petition 

a 150 
Co. II, Ninth Infantry, unfitness of armory, petition a 163 
First Brigade, removal of head-quarters to 608 Washington 

St., petition a H)3 ; order passed 210 
Co. O, Ninth Regiment, repairs on armory, petition a 195 
Suitable place for target practice, order passed a 255 
Co. H, Nintli Regiment, repairs on armory, petition a 108; 

order referred a 300 ; order passed c 303, a 305 
Co. K, First Infantry, repairs on armory, petition a 340; re- 
port 587 
Co. D, Ninth Infantry, increased armory accommodations, 

petition a 359 ; report, order pas.sed 587 
Co. 1), First Cavalry, repairs on armory, petition a 378; re- 
port 587 
Armory building. East Boston — see Buildings 
Co. B, 9tli Regiment, transfer of armory to Montgomery 
Hall, Broadway (S.B.), petition a 506, 560; notice of 
call tor report 574; report, order passed 687 
No. 14:5 Broadway, termination of tenancy, order passed 
a 625 
First Corps of Cadets, increased allowance for armo)-y accom- 
modations, petition a 51)0; report, order i>assed 587; order 
rcscindiul, new order passed 590 
Co. H, 5th Regiment, rep.iirs on armory, report a 587 
First Regiment, Heavy Artillery, $300 for rent of armory, 
order passed a 615 
Milk- 
Inspector appointed a 96; annual report 208 
Additional force in Inspector's department, petition a 254; 
report 385 
Milk street — 

Electric lights : comer Federal St., petition a 53 

I'aving : from Broad lo Batlerymarch sts., order passed a 361 

Steam-engine: No. 165, petition, order notice a 403; hearing 

453 
Claims : personal injuries c 543 
Mill street (ward 4) — 

Stables : Nos. 24 and 26, petition a 305 ; permit 325 
Wooden buildings: No. 24, addition, petition a 305; permit 
a 325, c 331 
Mill street (ward 24) — 

Sprinkling: petition a 234; order passed 250 
Sewer abatement a 3S7 

Edgestones : corner Ashland St., petitions a 388 
Mill street (ward 2) — 

Wooden building: near Webster St., erection, petition a 506; 
permit 558 
Mlll-st. place (ward 4) — 
Lamps : petition a 96 
Mills, (Jeorge W. — 

Dorchester av., at Ilomscy St., crosswalk, petition a 506 
Mills, Mary W.— 

i)6 West Cottage St., sidewalk, petition a 388; order passed 

394 
79 Cottage St. (E.B.), sidewalk, petition a 495; order passed 
524 
Minden street — 

Sewer: abatement and assessment a 174 
Wooden buildings : movement from Heath pi., petition a 283 
Minors — see Licenses 
Minot street (ward 24) — 

Petition to put in order a 59 
Minot street — 

Sewer: petition a 402; report, order notice 468 ; hearing 470; 
order passed 472 
Mischier, Bernard — 

182 H St., sidewalk, petition a 453 
Miskelly, Mrs. Edward — 

Pay due deceased husband, order passed c 374, a 379 
Monadnock street — 

Sewer: order passed a 175; sehedule of cost 572; report, 

order for assessment and collection 587 
Grading, edgestones, gutters : from Dudley to Bird St., order 
passed a 285 
Monahan, Cecilia — 

Bremen st., sewer abatement, order passed a 328 
Monahan, James — 

Appointed assistant supt. Broadway bridge a 406 
Monmouth square — 

Sprinkling : petition a 283 ; order passed 308 
Monroe, Frederick — 

Appointed public weigher a 234 
Monroe, J. .Vbbotl — 

Foster st., near South St. (ward 25), stable, petition a 402; 
permit 420 . 

Montgomery place — 

Extension of Chapman place : resolve and orders passed a 592, 
c594 
Monument court (Charlestown) — 

Sewer: petition a 485 
Monument suect — 

Sidewalks : petitions a 378; orders passed 386 
Petition a 495; order passed 540 
Moon street — 

Paving : petition a 144 ; order passed 298 



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Moore, Dennis — 

Appointed : constable a 402, 419 ; oflScer to make complaint in 
cases of neglected children 418 
Moore street- 
Grading, gravelling: order passed a 343 
Moran, James P. — 

15-17 Lexington St. (Charlestowu), trees, removal, petition 
a 221 ; report, order notice 272 ; hearing 297 ; order passed 
310 
Moreland street — 

Sidewalks; No. 48-52, petition a 470; order passed 496 
Morey & Phillips — 

124 Cross St., steam-engine, petition, order notice a 140; 
hearing 195 ; permit 209 
Morgan Silverware Co. — 

96 Beverly St., melting furnaces, petition a 305 ; permit 325 
Morrill, J. Tilson— 

Appointed : public weigher a 204 ; measurer of wood and bark 
a 204 
Morrill, T. B.— 

Lincoln st., corner Rutherford av., sidewalk, petition a 402; 
order passed 419 
Morrill, T. B., et al.— 

Lincoln st., between Main st. and Rutherford av., sidewalks, 
petition a 434 
Morrison, Charles E. — 

Faneuil llnll market, transfer of cellar No. 13, a 197 
Morrison, E. Gr. — 

Fuller St., near Dorchester av. (ward 24), stable, petition 
a 156 ; jjermit 174 
Morrison, George — 

Elected superintendent Meridian-st. bridge a 84, c 88 
Morrison, James — 

Appointed assistant supt. Meridian-st. bridge a 406 
Morrison, James, et al. — 

Portland St., at Elm place; crosswalk, petition a 506 
Morrison, J. Edwin — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer of cellar No. 13, a 197 
Morrison, W. H. — 

Appointed assistant supt. Federal-st. bridge a 406 
MoiTison, Naluim M., councilman (ward 23) — 
Presides as senior member elect 1, 3 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed: committee on improved sewerage 5; paving 19; 

public buildings 20 
Resignation 154 
Remarks : 

Lighting high and Latin school drill-hall 49 
Morrison, Nahum M. — 

Pay for heifer killed by dog, order passed a 56 
Morrison, Peter, councilman (ward 1)^ 
Oaths of otdce 1 

Appointed: monitor 10; committee on public parks 19, 52; 
harbor 19; Orchard park 372; hydrants 372 
Morrison street (W.R.) 

Grading, gravelling : order passed a 386 
Morse, Frank A., et al. — 

Corey St., sidewalks, petition a 156 
Morse, Godfrey, councilman (ward 9) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee to attend funeral corporation counsel 
12; judiciary 19; committee on legislative matters 20; 
ordinances 20; transfer of powers ot aldermen 29 ; com- 
missioner to revise the ordinances 100 ; committee on 
report if levised ordinances 363; funeral ex mayor Nor- 
eross 401 ; President U. S. 424 
Remarks : 

New site for public library 9 

Deatli of corporation counsel 11 

Revision of the ordinances 46, 363 

Investigation of police commissioners 62 

Prevention of small-pox 64 

Ward 22 contested election lOo 

Liquor license commission 105 

Nomination of corporation counsel 106 

Law department 134, 154, 170 

Building for police department 141 

h ppropriation bill 186 

Pay ot teamsters 212 

Salary of corporation counsel 213 

Removal of police commissioners 215 

Case of police commissioner before supremo court 218 

Suit for use of patented inventions 240 

Semi-monthly pay-roll and assignment of wages 245 

Rescinding a ballot 246 

Trinity sq". 26:!, 313, 349 

Regularity of certain proceedings 264, 276 

Police head-quarters 275, 477 

Case of George Barker 281 

■\Vm. Dougue's greenhouses 288 

Sale of Savage school-house 318 

Salaries 335, 355 

Care of cemeteries, etc., 363, 376 

Time of electing supt. common 368 

Report on new library building 377 

Death of ex-mayor Norcross 400 



Dearborn-street school-house 409 
Police commissioner Wales 415 
Report of inspector of vinegar 416 
Reception of the president 423 
Memorial tablet on Old State House 477 
Public-garden pond 511 
Reports due from judicinry committee 517 
Sale of East-st. place school-house lot 620 
Sale of Savage school -house 544 
Revised ordinances 619 
Eagle on Old State House 622 
Closing proceedings 023 
Morse, Charles A. — 

Corner Gloucester and Newbury sts., sidewalk, petition 
a 393 ; order passed 405 
Morse, Eliza Ann, I'xecutrix — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer stalls. No. 41-43, and cellar No. 
8, report a 404 
Morse, L. Foster — 

Elected first assistant assessor c 101, a 108 
Morse, William, agent- 
Oak and Clapp sts., between East Chester park and Norfolk 
av., damage to estate, petition a 144; referred 270 
Morse, William AV., et al. — 

School St. (ward 23), grading, sidewalk, petition a 84 
Morton, James H., et al. — 

Mt. Hope St., from Hyde Parlt av. to Canterbury st., grading, 
gravelling, petition a 39 
Morton, ^fary E.— 

Broadway, extension, $85 damages, order passed a 472 
Morton street (ward 23)— 

Sidewalks : petition a 21 ; order passed 308 
Edgestones, gutters : order passed a 308 

Telephouo poles: between South st. and Forest Hills ceme- 
tery, petition a 378 ; permit 391 
Morvillc, Robert W.— 

Hazel St., sewer abatement a 86 
Moseley, Charles H. — 

Appointed weigher of coal 156 
Motte street — 

Paving: between Washington st. and Harrison av., order 
passed a 298 
Moulton, John S. — 

386 iLongwood av., sidewalk, petition a 388; order passed 419 
Moulton, William — 

Pension and remuneration for injuries, petition c 439; report, 
order passed o 623, a 625 
Moxon, Stephen — ■ 

Emerald St., temporary closing between Dover and Chapman 
sts., order passed a 386, 394 
Mt. Hope cemetery — see Cemeteries 
Mt. Hope street — 

Grading, gravelling: from Hyde Park av. to Canterbury st., 

petition a 39 
Stable : near Hyde Park av., petition a 555; permit 564 
Mt. Pleasant avenue — 

Sewer: report, order notice a 175; hearing 195; order passed 
210; remonstrance 234; report on remonstrance 272; 
schedule of cost 572; report, order for assessment and 
collection 587 
Trees : No. 102, removal, petition a 269 

Removal, petition a 485 
Sidewalks : No. 104, petilion a 283; order passed 298 
Mt. Vernon street (Dorcliester) — 

Trees: trimming, removal, etc., petition a 221 ; report, order 
notice 272; hearing 297; order passed 310 
Mt. Vernon street — 

Bay-window: No. 92, petition, order notice a 388; hearing, 
leave to withdraw 393 
Mt. AVashingfon avenue — 

Electric light : junction Federal and Kneeland sts., petition 
a 3'.)3; report 623 
Much, George O. — 

Pearl-st. wharf (ward 12), stable, petition a 234; permit 250 
Muddy-river improvement — 

Covered channel, order passed a 344, c 348 
Communication refeired c 543 
Mullane, Jeremiah H.— 

Elected representative a 525 
Mullen, P. J., & Co.— 

West First st., near F St., wooden building, addition, petition 
a 495 ; per\nit 558 
Mullctt, George I*"., councilman (ward 5) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed: committee on fuel 19; water 20; lienlth 10 
(resigned 233) ; seventeenth June 81 (resigned 233) ; 
funeral of councilman Harding 119; common 233 
Mullin, Redmond — 

Appointed weigher of coal a 156 
Mulrcy, T. D., <t<il.— 

Berry St., grading, etc., petition a 59 
Mulvey.'Mark 15.— 

AValden St., sewer abatement, order passed a 397 
Municipal liegister — see Printing 
Munier, Jno. B. — 

Delle av., edgcstone, sidewalk, petition a 108 



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INDEX TO TROCEE DINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Munroc, Abel B. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Munrdc, (jooiijc 15. — 

Appointed ronslablc a 402, 419 
Munroc, .lolin K. — 

Corner Soliool St. and School-st. place (ward 3) , lamp, petition 
a oJO 
Munroi', Jotliam E. — 

Appoiiili'd con.-'lablo a 402, 419 
Miinroe street (Ro.vbury) — 

8e\vir: jjetition a 3:27 ; report, order notice 327; hearing 388; 
ord<'r i>assed o'.lT 
Murdousrh, J:\nies .M., tt al. — 

Einerson st., from K to ]. st., paving, pelilion a 297 
Murnan, Jolin H., ct al., lanipliiflilers — 

Increase of pay, petition a 305 
Miirpliy, Dennis — 

.Appointed .-iiipt. Granite bridge a 174, 198 
Mnrpliy, Daniel — 

•JJl Havre st.. sidewalk, petition a 453 
Miirjjliy, ElizMbeth — 

I'ay due deceased husband, order passed c 202, a 208 
Murphy, Francis J., councilmau (ward 3) — 
Keport of eleetiiin .'i 1S2 
Qnalilied and sealed e 183 
Appointed : committee on sevcnteenthof June 233; health 233 ; 

wires 372 
Remarks : 

Salaries 336 
l'riKon-j)oint flats 425 
Nuisance in Soutli Boston 432 

Building permit to F. M. Holmes Furniture Co. 567 
Murphy, Gardner. & Co., et al. — 

Chatham st., paving, petition a 254 
Murphy, Geurge — 

App jinted : constable a 402, 419; oniecr to make complaint 
in cases of neglected children 418 
Murphy, James A., councilman (ward 13) — 
Oalln of oflice 1 
Appointed: committee on harbor 19; fourtli of July 203; 

public iustitutions484 
Remarks : 

Buildings for ward meetings 142 
Appropriation bill 191 
Pay of teamsters 212 
llerdic coaches 233 

t-cmi-monllily pay-roll and assignment of wages 245 
Laborers' pay 2si, 292 
Murphy, James A., tt al. — 

Heventh st , between C and I) sts., gutters, petition a 327 
Corner (J and Seventh sts., cesspool, petition a 327 
Murpby, John — 

476" and 478 East Seventh St., sidewalk, order passed a 405 
Murpby, John .1. — 

Elected first assistant assessor a 97, c 100 
Murpby, John li. — 

Elected representative a .525 
Murpby, I'atjii k li., heirs of — 

Walden st., sewer abatement, order passed a 456 
Murpby, Willi.ini, ft tt/. — 

Gecjrge st. (Roxbiiry), edgestones, gutters, petition a 434 
Murdock street (ward 2.>) — 

Stable: near Sj):irhawk St., petition a 462; permit 471 
Murray, John T., ft al , employes in Health department — 
Petition for increase of wages a 234 ; report 391, c 409 
Murray, I,. II. — 

Bi ilge lo Clnrlestown, communication and hearing a 474 
Mutual Union Telegraph Co. — see also Telephone wires 

Corner Milk and Federal sts., electric light, petition a 53 
Myers, .Augustus — 

8 Arcadia st., sidewalk, petition a 462; order passed 490 
Myers, S. — 

Arcadia st. (ward 23), sidewalk, petition a 248 
Myrtle street (Dorchester) — 

From Dudley st. to Lawrence av., name changed to Magnolia 
St. a 84 
Mystic street — 

Closing against teams, damages, etc. ; petition a 495 



N street — 

Conditions in deed to Deborah A. Scars, petition a 269; leave 

to withdraw .-i 329, c 331 
Sidewalk : No. 61, petition a 340; order passed 361 
Stable: corner Eiglith st., petition a ;i93; permit 405 
Sidewalks, edgestones: corner Sixth si., petition a 402; order 
passed 419 
N.E. Manufacturers and Mechanics' Institute — 
Huntington av., grading, etc., petition a 53 
N.E. Weslon Electric Light Co.— see also Tramps 

40-48 Eastern av., steamengini', petition, order notice a 39; 
hearing 84; permit 109; petition, order notice 146; licariag 
195; peimit 197 
Petition for leave to dig np Eastern av. a 53; permit 56 
Stanhope st., steam-engines, petition, order notice u 55; bear- 
ing 96 



N. Ward Co.— 

Damages to tug and lighter, petition a 144; leave to withdraw 
a 223, c 22'j 
N.Y. & Boston Inland R.R. Co.— 

Location and terminus, jjetition, order notice a 109; hearing 

a 157, 175; request for leave to withdraw granted 284 
Location and terminus, new petition and order notice a 284; 
hearing 321 ; assigmnent 322, 327 ; opinion of corporation 
counsel 340; route ajjprovtd a :i40 
N.Y. & Cbicago Electric I'ndergronnd (Conduit Co. — 

Petition for le;ive to lay conduit under Boston streets a 402 
N.Y. & N.E. R.R. Co.— 

Federal St., at Essex St., crossing, petition a 39; order passed 

a 225 
Commonwealth flats (ward 13), wooden building, erection, 

permit a 4o, c 43 
Quincy st., bridge repairs, petition a 108 
Bird-st. crossing, gales, petition a 14; request for hearing, 
order notice 158; hearing 205 
Nason, Henry — 

9 Tupelo St., edgestones, petition a 320 
Nason, Jesse L. — 

IClecled representative a 525 
Navy Yard — 

I'roposed sale : resolve jiassed a 225 
Nawn, Hugh — 

Savin Bt.,near Blue Hill a v. (ward 21), wooden building, erec 
lion, petition a 12); permit a 146, c 151 
Stable, petition a 120; report 237 ; permit 258 
May wood si., edgestones, sidewalk, petition a 470; order 
passed 4S8 
Nawn, II., et al. — 

Savin-st. sewer, contiau.ition to Blue Hill av., petition a 178 
Nawn, Owen — 

Gieenwich st. (ward 24), edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 268 
Nay, Isaac .\., & Co. — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer stall No. 46 and cellar No 8, 
report a 540 
Nelson, Angus — 

Elected superintendent Dover-et. bridge a 84, c 88 
Nelson, Hoiiitio — 

Appointed assistant supt. Dover-st. bridge a 406 
Nelson, .lobii, et al. — 

JeflVies Point, sewer, petition a 384 
Drain.-ige, petition a 5'JO 
Nelson, William — 

Appointed assistant supt. Dovcr-st. bridge a 406 
Nelson, William James — 

Ninth St., betwetn Maud N" sts., d.tmages to horse and wagon, 
])etition c 483 ; leave to withdraw c 623, a 625 
Neponsel avenue (w.'ird 23) — 

Grading, gravelling: from Hyde Park av. to Canterbury St., 
petition a .^3 
Neponsel avenue (ward 24) — 

Petition to put in order from Pope's Hill to Neponsot bridge 

a 53; order passed 285 
Wooden building: movi^neul from near Clay av., petition 

a 2;!4; perniil 250 
Claims: personal injuries a 320 
Crosswalkn: petition a 37S; report 386 

Sewers: petition a 402; re])orl, order notice 468; hearing 
470; order passed 472 
Between Taylor and Walnut sts., petition a 402 
Nettleton, Edward P. — 

Elected corporation counsel c 213, a 221; acceptance a 236 
Nevens, Bridget — 

90 Terrace st., edgestones, petition a 359; order passed 382 
Nevius, H;iri'iette V. — 

Land in Framinghaiu, release by city a 85, c 87 
Newbern street- 
Sewer: order passed a 345; schedule of cost 603; order for 
assessment and collection 613 
Newbury street (ward 11) — 

Stables : corner Chester park St., petition a 120 ; permit 147 
Near Hereford st., ))etition a 195; permit 210 
No. 3.50, petition a 283; permit 309 
Sidewalks: No. 107-17:!, petition a 156, order passed 175 
No. 33, petition a 163; order passed 198 
Corner HeietVjrd st., petition a 388; order passed 394 
Nos 254-256, petition a 393; order passed 405 
Corner (jloucester st., petition a 393; order passed 405 
Party wall : No. 3;!-35, reimbursement for cost, petition a 462 
Edgestones, sidewalks: corner West Chester park, petition 
ii 500 ; order passed 5:4 
Newell, James W. — 

04 Wiiverley St. (ward 21), st.nble, petition a 72, permit 86 
Waverley st. (ward 21), between No. 53 and Blue Hill av., 

change of grade, petition a 204; order passed 256 
55 lo 65 SV'averley St., sidewalk, petition a 384; order passed 
3(1 
Newell,. John — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Newhall, Clieever — 

Harvard st. between Blue Hill av. and Wales St., relocation, 

$500 d.miM'xes, order passed a 626 
Wales St. (ward 21), stable, petition a 195; permit 210 



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Newhall, Geovge A. — 

Appointed siipfriQtendent West Roxbiiry scales a 108 
New Heath street— 

Telephone poles : petition a 221 ; permit 270 
Spiiukliug; from Pynchon to Parker sts., petition a 320 
Newland street — 

Macadamizing, etc. : petition a 120 
Claims : personal injuries c 594 
New I>ark street — 

Sidewalk : petition a 297 
Newman, Andrew W. — 

Appointed superintendent Roxhury scales a 108 
Newton, John F. — 

2 Palmer St., sidewalk, petition a 462; order passed 471 
Newton, John F., et al. — 

Petition for passage of ordinance forbidding sale of undressed 

poultry a 495 
Palmer St., paving, petition a 144 
Newton street (Brighton) — 

Edgestone.3, macadamizing: petition a 53 
Nichols, Ai'thur II. — 

48-52 Morelaud St., sidewalk, petition a 470; order passed 
496 
Nichols, George M. — 

458 Tremont St., steam-engine, petition, order notice a 403 ; 
hearing 453 ; permit 466 
Nichols, John O., et al. — 

Water st., from Gray st. to Navy Yard, paving, petition a 72; 
order passed 256 
Nichols, John P., et ul. — 

Blue Hill av., sidewalk, petition a 144; order passed 238 
Nichols, Oldin — 

454-456 Federal St., steam-engine, petition, order notice 
a 109 ; hearing 157 ; permit 223 
Nichols, William \V., et al. — 

Ohio St., hetween Shawmut av. and Washington st., paving, 
petition a 53 ; order passed a 326 ; order rejected c 331 
Nickerson, Alfred A., et al. — 

Dorchester av., between Adams st. and Dorchester district, 

paving, etc., petition a 14 
Grampian way, grading, plank sidewalk, petition a 96 
Niles Brothers — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer stall No. 91 and cellar No. 26, 
report a 256 
Ninth street — 

Track: petition a 144, order notice 118; hearing 195; permit 

209 
Extension : order passed to consider expediency and cost 

a 256 c 260 
Claims : damages c 483, 623, a 625 
Nixon avenue — 

Sewer: petition a 470; order passed 472; schedule of cost 
603; order for assessment and collection 613 
Nixon, Eunice T., et a I. — 

Nixon av., sewer, petition a 470; order passed 472 
Noddle's Island Antique Association — 

Additional appropriation for Fourth of July parade, petition 
a 340 ; order passed 344 
No License Union — 

Registering ballot boxes, petition a 558 
Noonan, Daniel — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Noreross, Otis — 

Ex-mayor, decease 398 
Legacy for Noreross school c 575, a 583 
Norfolk avenue- 
Sprinkling: petition a 221 ; order passed 237 
Norfolk street (ward 24) — 

Macadamizing, plank walk, etc., between N.Y. &N.E. R.R. 

bridge and Walk Hill St., petition a 21 ; order passed 285 
Nuisance : communication referred a 378 
Plank walks: from Blue Hill av. to Tileston school-house, 
petition a 571 
Norman street- 
Claims : damages a 156, 255, c 259 
Norris, Jacob — ■ 

Elected superintendent Federal-st. bridge a 84, c 88 
North avenue — 

Grading : damages a 251 
North street — 

Electric light : No. 201, petition a 39 ; report 026 

Opposite Bendall's lane, petition a 393 
Steam-engine: No. 41, petition, order notice a 384; hearing 
303 ; permit 419 
North America Insurance Co. ct eil. — 

Passage-way from 11 Northfield st. to Lenox st,, lamp, peti- 
tion a 418 ; report 625 
North Beacon street (ward 25) — 

Wooden buildings : near Lyman av., erection, petition a 53; 
permit a 86, c 87 
Opposite Lyman av., addition, petition a 418; permit 
a 466, c 477 
Crosswalk : at Cambridge st., report a 455 
Culvert: between Market and Cambridge sts., petition a 506 
Enclosing roadway : permit a 158 
Macadamizing : petition a 327 



North Bennett street (ward 6) — 

Stables : petition a 21 ; leave to withdraw 58 
No. 12, removal, petition a 53 
No. 10, petition a 144 
North Centre street — 

Sewer: petition a 418 ; report, order notice 468; hearing 470; 
order passed 472; schedule of cost 582; order for assess- 
ment and collection 608 
North End Savings Bank— 

119 & 121 Vernon St., sidewalk, petition a 508; order passed 
524 
North Ferry avenue (ward 2) — 

Electric light: corner Commercial St., petition a 402 
North Harvard street (ward 25) — 

Plank walk : between Cambridge st. and Western av., peti- 
tion a 485 
Northampton street — 

Electric-light poles: between Albany st. and Harrison av., 

petition a 453 ; permit 466 
Petition to grade and put in order, from Baldwin st. to B. & 

P. R.R. a 485 
Edgestoncs, sidewalks: between Baldwin st. and B. & P. 
R.R., petition a 506 
Northend, Enoch T — ■ 

Omnibus from Brookline, petition a 485; report 507; order 
passed 522 
North Margin street — 

Paving: petition a 234; order passed 390 
North Jlaiket street — 

Electric-light poles : petition a 269; permit 299 
Norton, Marcus P., ct al. — 

Suit for use of patented inventions — see Fire department 
Norton, William A. — 

Appointed supt. Cambridge-st. bridge. North Harvard-st. 
bridge, and \\'estern-av. bridge to Cambridge a 174 
Noyes, Charles N. — 

Passenger wagons from Winthrop to Winthrop Junction, 
license a 343 
Nute, Augustus F. — 

Mill St., edgestoncs, petition a 388 
Nute, Orsamus — 

105 and 107 East Dedham st. (ward 17), stable, petition a 108; 

permit 121 
Sprinklmg streets, permit 175 

O street — 

Gasoline : corner First St., license granted a 109 
Primary school-house : report, order passed a 382, c 412 
Edgestones, gutters, sidewalks : between Broadway and 

Fourth St., order passed a 382 
Edgestones: corner East Third St., petition a 388; order 

passed 394 
Fence in line with First st. : petition a 560; permit 572 
O'Brien, Fi'ancis — 

Elected representative a 525 
O'Brien, John B.— 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
O'Brien, Patrick— 

206 Marginal st. (E.B.), lantern, petition a 195; permit 209 
O'Brine, Michael- 
Appointed assistant superintendent Broadway bridge a 406 
O'Connor, Bridget — 

94 Cottage St. (E.B.), sidewalk, petition a 402; order passed 
419 
O'Connor, John T.— 

Elected second assistant assessor a 144, c 150, a 157, o 165, 
a 174, c 183, a 197 
O'Donnell, Edward- 
Appointed assistant supt. Mt. Washington-av. bridge a 406 
O'Donnell. John, et al. — ■ 

Chelsea and Saratoga sts., from Prescott st. to railroad, 

sprinkling, petition a 221 ; order passed a 250 
Bennington St., grading, introduction of water, etc., petition 
c 230 ; report referred c 292, a 297 
O'Flaherty, Thomas— 

247 East Ninth st., edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 393; or- 
der passed 404 
O'Hare, Mary- 
Broadway, personal injuries, petition c 409 
O'Keefe, James J., ct al.— 

CheJsoa-st. (ward 3), between Vine and Medford sts,, sewer, 
petition a 393 
O'Keefe, Michael- 
Market St., near Sparhawk st. (ward 25), wooden addition to 
building, petition a 340 
O'Neil, F. D.- 

Corner West Third and F sts,, steam-engine, petition, order 
notice a 571; hearing 602; permit 613 
O'Neil, J. D.— 

Dana st., near Ninth St., steam-engine, petition, order notice 
a 14; permit 73 
O'Rllcy, Sarah— 

91 Cottage St. (E,B.), side walk, petition a 402; order jsassed 419 
O'Sullivan, Jeremiah^ 

Oregon St., laying out and extension from Conant to Smith 
sts., $588 damages, order passed a 564 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Oak street— 

Daiiiaiio to estate: corner Clapj) st., between Kast Cliester 
park and Norfolk av., petiliou a 144; referred "270 
Oakland st. (ward 24) — 

Wooden building: movement from River st., petition a 506; 
permit S24 
Oakman, U. 1'.— 

O.iknian st. (between Walnnl and Taylor ets. (ward 24), 
stable, petition a 520; ))ermit 540 
Oakman, II. V.,et(il.— 

Neponset av., between Taylor and AValnut stp., sewer, peti- 
tion a 462 
Walnut St. and Xcpjnset av., crosswalks, petition a 378; re- 
port 383 
Oakman street (waid 21) — 

Stable : between Walnut and Taylor sts., petition a 520; per- 
mit 5i0 
Widenin;;: damages a 626 
Ober, Louis 1'.— 

Uarrison-av. e.xtension, $830 damages, order i)asscd a 211 
dame, $jr)5i) damages, older passed a 256 
Odioruc, Charles W.— 

Eleeied second assistant assessor a 145, c 150 
Ohio street— 

I'aving : between Sliawmut av. and Wasliington St., petition 

a 53; order passed a 326; order rejected c 331 
Edgestones, sidewalks; order passed a 326; order rejected 

c3:51 
Repairing and repaying : order passed a 472 ; tabled c 477 ; 
passij c 494; tal>led, opinion of corporation connsel 
asked a 4)J; opinion received, order indefinitely post- 
poned a .V2} 
Order lor laying out a 523; referred a 537 
Oil — see retroleiini, etc. 
Old Colony R.R. Co. - 

Furnace st. (ward 12). wooden building, erection, petition 

a 173; permit a 20'), c 201 
Footway in extension of E street — sec E st. 
D-st. e.xtensian : raising grade to, order referred c 282, a 292, 

c -.97 
Temporary bridge at E St., order passed c 333; referred a 341 
Kneeland-st. wiilening: conimuniealion from president a 341 
Dorchester av., near Foinidry st. (ward 13), wooden build- 
ing: extension, petition a 41S; permit a 466, e 477 
Dorchester av. at Fort I'oiiit channel (ward 13), wooden 

building: erection, pclili'ni a 520; permit a 55S. c 666 
Crossing oa Dorchestei and Fourtli sts., electric light, peti- 
tion a .')37; report 623 
Old Colony R.R. Co. ct ill — 

South St., between Reach and Kneeland sts., telegraph poles, 
removal, petition a 393 
Old Colony Steamboat Co. — 

Old State House : abatement of rent, order passed a 148, c 151 
Old Harbor I'oint wharf- 
Wooden building : erection, permit a 40, c 43 
Old Harbor street- 
Telegraph pole : corner East Eighth st., petition a 340; per- 
mit ;iCl 
Old South .\ssoeialion — 

Managers nominated and elected c 28, a 40 
Olds, Joseph S.— 

Elec^ted second assistant assessor a 145, c 150 
Oliver street — 

Steam-engine : Xo. 53, petition, order notice a 14; hearing 53; 

permit 73 
Estate of Thomas Hancrofl, adjustment of suits, petition a 485 
Melting furnaces: No. 30, petition a 571 
Olney street — 

Steam-engine: petition, order notice a 182; hearing 221; per- 
mit 237 
Olys, Thomas J.— 

8outli-sl. widening, $4825 damages, order passed a 225 
Omnibuses, etc. — 

From Bowdoin sq. to I,itcl)field's wharf: George A. Cole- 
man, petition a 84; license 237 
Haymarkei sq. to Atlantic av., RobiQson & Emerton, peti- 
tion a 204; license 237 
Winthrop to junction ot Border and Laniartinc sts. (E.B.), 
Samuel L. George, petition a 204; remonstrance 234; 
license 27u; pelitiou that route be changed 378 
Jamaica I'lain, from monument to .\llandale Springs, Harvey 

Scndder, petition a J04 ; license 2:J7 
Fitchburg depot to Atlantic av., William Fletcher, petition 

a 204; license 237 
Bowdoin sq. to Atlantic av., Geo. 'W. C:def, petition a 204; 

liieiise 237 
Winthrop junction to South ferry, petition of Mary Jane 

Burnett a 234; license 270 
Maverick sq. to Chelsea, license to Samuel .T. Ellis a 270 
Central sq. (E.B.), to Chelsea, petition of Oscar Doanc a 297, 

305 ; license .3US 
Winthrop to Winthrop junction, license to Charles N. Noycs 

a 343 
From Brooklino, lictition a 485; report 507; order passed 

a 522 
Revocation of license held by John C. Stiles, pctitioD a 555 



Oneida street — 

Grade damages a 391 
Orchard street (ward 23) — 

'I'elephonc poles : petition a 485; permit 507 
Orchard pai'k— see Connnon, etc. 
Ordinances — 

Joint standing committee a 14, c 19, 29, a 72 
Revision : order for appointment of commissioners referred 
c 6; report, order passed c 2S, 43, a 54; commission- 
ers app -inted c 100; report referred e 363, a 378; 
report in print authorized c363, a 379; report assigned 
a 572, 583; ordinances passed a 590; assigned c 594; 
referred to next city government c610; non-concur- 
rence a 015; concurrence c 617 
Laws and agreements, order referred c 106; report c 245; 

order passed c 290, a 297 
rrinting authorized c 142, a 145 
Ordinances of 1877, 1878, and 1879, reprinting, order passed 

c 11, a 14 
Corporation connsel — see Law department 
Acting mayor in emergencies — see Mayor 
Removal of snow and ice : order to amend ordinance referred 

c 18 
Salai ies : ordinance to amend ordinance, report, referred to 

committee on salaries a 40 
Taking of life by ijolicemen — see Police 
Coasting: expediency of amending ordinance referred a 60, 

c 6i; report, ordinance jiassed a 97, c 100 
City hall reference library — see Libraries 
Form of ordinances: ordinance referred cl71; report c 243; 

ordinance pass<d c 262, a 269 
Laborers' pay and assignments thereof — see Laborers 
Election ot assistant assessors — sec Taxes 
Carriages and other veliicles : changes in rules and regula- 
tions, order to consider and report a 237; report a 472; 
tabled a 487 ; rejected a 591 
Terms of tinaneial otlicers : expediency of change in date, 
order passed a 274, c 275; report c 357, 36S; opinion of 
city solicitor, seeliou referred c 374; oidiuaucc passed 
c 375, a 3tl 
Flues for ranges, boilers, furnaces, and ovens— see Build- 
ings 
Elevator shafts and elevators — sec Buildings 
Ordinance relating to printing- see I'rinting 
Toy pistols : re(iuest to report ordinance c ;}l8, a 322; report, 

ordinance and order passed c 35S, a 300 
Registration of plumbers, etc. a 329, c 331, a 592, c 594 
Bridges, ordinance — see IJridges 
Underground wires: <jrdinance and orders passed c 357, 368; 

tabled a 378 
Inspector of claims : ordinance passed c 358, a 360 
Pay for employes during vacations: order referred c 370; 

repoi t, indefinitely postponed c 373 
Ringing of bells on holidays: ordinance referred c 370 ; report 
c -142, 413; assigned c4Go; referred to next city council 
c 597 ; indefinitely postponed a 602 
Ordinance relating to sewers — see Sewers 
Ordway, Joseph W. — 

Brooks St. corner Falcon st. (ward 2), stable, petition a 495; 
permit 508 
Oregon street — 

Laying out and extension from Conant to Smith sts. : damages 
a 564 
Oriole street (ward 23) — 

Stable: corner Highland st., petition a 204; permit 223 
Orr, Charles H., councilman (ward 15) — 
Oaths of oflice 1 
Appointed: coinmilleo on public parks 19, 52; paving 19; 

assessors, special 239 
Remarks : 

Nomination of corporation counsel 106 
Fourth of July lOS 
Appropriation bill 189 

Semi-monthly i)ay-roll and assignment of wages 245 
Laborers' pay 294 
I'aving Ohio street 494 
Additional keeper at city lock-up 531 
Police signal system 5GS 
Osborn, V. A. & E. \>'. Hayden, trustees- 
Monument St., sidewalk, petition a 378; order passed 386 
Osborn, Henry H. — 

Appointed third assistant city messenger c 183, a 195 
Osborn, John, jr. — 

Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 151 
Osborne luigiue Manufacturing Co. — 

142-4S ISorder st. (lO.B.), wooden building, erection, petition 
a 195; permit 209, c 212 
Steam-engine, petition, order notice a 222; hearing 254; 
permit 419 
Osbonrne, Harriet 1'. — 

371 Warren st., sidewalk, petition a 234; order passed 250 
Oscar street — 

Sidewalk : No. 3, petition a 234; order passed 326 
Osgood & Hart- 
Temple St., corner Sherman st. (ward 4), wooden addition to 
building, petition a 340 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



LIII 



Otis, Howland — 

Appointed public weigher 156 
Otis street (ward 25) — 

Macadaiiiizing, etc. : petition a 21 
Ottawa street (ward 21) — 

Stable : petition a 14, 21 ; leave to withdraw 58 
Overseers of poor — see Poor 
Owen, William G — 

559 Dorchester av., corner Dexter St., druggist's mortar, peti- 
tion a 5u6 ; permit 558 

P street (S.B.)— 

S.B. R.ii. location: petition a 221; order notice 23S; hearing 

269 ; order passed 298 
SidewalU abattment : No. 51, order passed a 256 
Sidewalk : No. 85, petition a 520; order passed 540 
Packard, C S. — 

Permit to move wooden buildings a 382 
Packard, William O — 

Appointed public weigher a 248 
Page, Charles S., ft ul. — 

liussell St. (ward 4), sewer, petition a 495 
Page, D. E., et (il. — 

Heath st., between Biclsford st. and Heath pi., sewer, peti- 
tion a 283; report, order notice 300; hearing 305; order 
passed 32S 
Page & IJtlletield— 

507-509 Medford St. (ward 4), wooden building: erection, 
petition a 560 
Paget, Julia- 
Boats on Public-garden pond, petition c 87 
Paige, E., (t <tl.— 

Corner Columbu.'sav., Appleton and West Canton sts., electric 
light, petition a 602 
Paige, Harriet W. — 

Broadway extension, $70 damages, order passed a 382 
Hear 5 Pine st., bay-window, petition, order notice a 496; 
hearing 523; leave to withdraw 540 
Paine, Benjamin F. — 

Appointed superintendent Brighton scales a 108 
Paine, C. H. & W. A,— 

36 Perrin st , sidewalk, petition a 269 
Paine. George T., et ul.^ 

Washington St., from Cambridge st. to Newton line, macad- 
amizing, petition a 39 
Paine, Isaiah, jr. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Paine, liobert Treat, jr. — 

Riverside St. (Roxbury), sewer, petition a 195; order passed 
199 
Palmer, Albert — 

Elected mayor a 584 
Palmer, Benjamin B\ — 

Nominated and elected assessor a 60, c 63, a 73, c 78 
Palmer, Leavitt B.— 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Palmer, N. F., & Co.— 

Pumping engines : part payment and modification of contract 
authorized a 417, c 418 
Palmer, Parker, & Co. — 

Medford St., near Corey st. (Charlestown), wooden building, 
erection, petition a 327 
Steam-engine, petition, order notice a 327; hearing 378; 
permit 385 
Palmer street — 

I'aving : petition a 144 

Sidewalks: No. 2, petition a 462; order passed 471 
Palmer, William W.— 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer stall No. 91 and cellar No. 26, 
report a 256 
Papeneau, Alfred, ct al. — 

Green st., from Washington st. to B. & P. R.R., grading, 
macadamizing, petition a 53 
Paris street (K. B.) — 

Compensation for use of land : order passed a 496 
Park avenue (Dorchester) — 

Telegraph poles : petition a 305 
Park sqiuire — 

Raised circle: petition a 39 
Sprinkling: petition a 173; order passed 250 
Charles-river Street Hallway location : petition a 359; report, 
order notice 390; now petition, order notice 393 ; heai-ing 
4ii3, 4-0; leave to withdraw 465; notice of appeal 471; 
notice of hearing 495 
S.B. li.R. location: petition a 434 
Circular area, electric light: order passed a 521 
Electric light: report a 626 
Park street — 

Claims : personal injuries a 72 
Park street (ward 24) — 

Edgestones : petitions a 195 
Sprinkling: jjetition a 234; order passed 250 
Sewer: order passed a 390; scheiiule of cost 572; report, or- 
der for assessment and collecliou 587 
Telephone poles : between Washington st. and Blue Hill av., 
permit a 419 



Park, William R.— 

Cambridge St., opposite Perkins st. (ward 4), wooden build- 
ing, erection, petition a 340, 571 
Parker, Augustus — 

Blue-Hill av., between Schuyler and Wayne sts., and in 

Wayne St., sewer, petition 144; report, order notice 175; 

hearing 195 ; order passed 210 
Parker, Charles F. — 

Elected director for public institutions c 183, a 197, c 291, 

a 208, c 217, a 221 
Parker, Charles H., etal. — 

450-458 East Third St., sidewalk, petition a 248 
Parker, George N. — 

Appointed probate officer a 305 
Parker, II. D., & Co.— 

Bills allowed a 16, c 17, 19, 161, 202, a 238, 344, 387, 397, c 417, 

431, a 4.38, 541, c .570 
Parker Hill avenue — 

Grading, etc. : petition a 204 
Parker, Sarah — 

Cheney St., laying out, $134 damages, order passed a 362 
Parker street (ward 22) — 

Temporary platform : petition a 39; permit 56; jjetition 602; 

permit 625 
Stable : near Mills st., petition a 221 ; permit 237 
Sidewalks : Nos. 689 and 691, petition a 340; order passed 361 

Corner Tremont St., petition a 506; order passed 524 
Lamp : opposite Delle av., petition a 340; report 626 
W^ooden buildings : movement from Beacon st. opposite West 

Chester park, petition a 470; permit 488 
Plank walk : from Boylston St., petition a 485; report 572 
Parker street (Charlestown) — 

Sewer: petition a 340; report, order notice 387; hearing 388; 

order passed 467 
Parkman, Henry, councilman (ward 9) — 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed : committee to attend funeral of corporation 

counsel 11; commissions and boards 19; common 19; 

legislative matters 20; trausfer of powers of aldermen 29; 

fourth July 203 ; report of revised ordinances 363; funer- 
al cx-raayor Norcross 401 
Elected : director E.B. ferries c 48, a 53 
Remarks : 

Howard-av. and Quincy-st. school-house sites 18 

Old burial-grounds 43 

Pemberton-square fence 63 

Additional appropriation for fire department 64 

Rules and orders of the council 78 

Ward 2J contested election 92, 104 

Nomination of corporation counsel 106 

Death of councilman Harding 119 

Registration of births 166 

Appropriation bill 184, 219 

Storage of material for public grounds 202, 355 

Removal of police commissioners 214, 229 

Disposal of iron fences 260, 317 

Regularity of certain proceedings 264 

W^m. Doogue's greenhouses 287 

Laborers' pay 294, 302 

West Roxbin-y and South Boston parks 356 

City greenhouse 364 

Time of electing supt. common 368 

Death of ex-mayor Norcross 399 

Police commissioner Wales 415 

Report of inspector of vinegar 416 

Reception of the president 423 

Police head-quarters 480 

Removal of Commonwealth-av. fences 483 

Free soup 493 

Public-garden pond 510, 531 

Extension of Staniford street 530 

New head house, north ferry 553 

Revised ordinances 618 

Eagle on Old St.-ite House 622 
Parkman street (ward 25) — 

Steam-engine: near Brooks St., petition, order notice a 571; 

hearing 602; permit 613 
Parkman, William — 

Elected first assistant assessor a 121, c 133 
Parks, public- 
Joint special committee c 5, 19 
.Joint standing committee c 52 

Annual report of park commissioners referred a 55 
Topic in mayor's address refei-red a 73, c 77 
Winthrop park, expediency of name, order referred a 41 c 43 
Franklin pirk, resolve relating to name passed a 42 
Unfinished matters referred a 53 
Park loan: order to petition referred c S3; report, order 

passed c 94, a 96 ; see Loans 
Orchard park — see Common, etc. 
Park at Jamaica i)ond : order referred c 106 
Charles-river promenade : report c 230; recommitted c 282, 

a 284 
Charles-river plank walk: report c 230, a 236 ; recommitted 

c 282, a 284 
Henry Leo appointed park commissioner a 204, c 230 



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INDEX TO PKOCEEDIXGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Charles-river embankment: bnildini; portion, committee to 
considi-r and report c 'iSJ, a JSi 
Cominiinicalioii.s iVom parlv commissioners referred a 283, 
41S; report, order passed <; ftotj, 549, a 366 
City Point l)attery : communication from parli commissioners 

referred a 28a 
■\Vest Koxbiiry and South Boston: additional appropriations, 
request referred a 342, e 3.')4; report, order passed a 45'i ; 
reteried c 4.')7 ; notice of call for report c 517 ; report as- 
siffned c 5:56; order passed e 545 
Visit to parli sites, order passed e 370 
Kosiiiidale hotel property, petition to lay out as public park 

a 327 
Muddy-river improvement — see alphabetic head 
Arnold arboretum : covenant to keep free of taxes, order 
passed a ti09, c 616 
Parmenter, I). W. — 

81 Condor st. (ward 1), stable, petition a 24S; permit 284 
Parmenter street — 

I'avinf,' : between Hanover and Salem sts., order passed a 298 
Parsons street — 

Gradiii!,', macadamizing: lu^tween Washinston and North 

Heaeon sts., petition a 21 ; order passed 326 
Grade established: between Washington and Faneuil sts., 

order passed a 250 
Widening : damages a 300 

Grading, edgestones : petition a 305; order passed 326 
Pay for land taken : petition a 359 
Partridge, .\. C. — 

282,s Washington St., sidewalk, petition a 637 
Partridge, Sylvester K.— 

Appointed lield-driver and pound-keeper a 270, c 275 
Patterson, David- 
Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Patterson, George C — 

Hill allowed a 326 
Pattison, John — 

Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 150 
Paul, Howard H.— 

New Faneuil Hall market, transfer of stall 25, permit a 73 
Paul, Moses and Kdward 1'. McKissock — 

Faneuil ll:ill market, transfer stall No. 25, report a 496 
Paulman, ICrnest S. — 

12 West Dedliam St., clock, petition a 14; permit 85 
Paving — see Streets 
Payne, Klisha — 

121 Sumner St., furnaces, petition a 144; permit 158 
Payson S: Co. — 

' Blue Hill av., n<'ar Lawrence av. (ward 24), stable, petition 
a 3U3; i)erniit 40) 
Same, wooden building, erection, petition a 393 
Payson, Calvin B. — 

Burroughs st., near Centre St., stable, petition a234; permit 250 
Kear Burroughs St., near Centre St., wooden addition to 
building, petition a 234; permit a 255, c 260 
Payson, John F. — 

Klecli d second as.sistant assessor a 145, c 150 
Peabody & Stearns — 

Corner Common wealth av. and Exeter St., bay-window, peti- 
tion a 297 ; hearing 340; permit 362 
Peabody, Franc-is, jr., etal. — 

Beacon St., between Charles and Arlington sts., between 
Berkeley and Dartmouth sts., paving, petition a 221 
Pcarce, John, et al. — 

South St. (ward 23), near Roslindale depot, crosswalk, peti- 
tion a 378 ; report 386 
Pearl place — 

Name changed to Wendell st. a 539 
Overhead shaft : from No. 33, petition a 555 
Pearl street — 

Steam pipe : from Nos. 17 and 19 to corner Milk St., petition 

a32U; permit 328 
Underground wires : permit a 405 
Pearl-st. wharf (ward 12)— 

Stable : petition a 234 ; permit 250 
Pclham street — 

Klectric light : corner Washington st., petition a 393 
Pemberton square — 

Removal of fence authorized a 60, c 63, 78 
Pendergast, (Jeorge S. — 

Elccti d lirst assistant assessor a 97, c 100 
People's Ferry avenue — 

Widening : petitions a 22 
Perkins, Alb( rt D — 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer cellar No. 1, report a 496 
Perkins, (ieorge W., & Co. — 

lOJ and 171 Summer St., steam-engine, petition, order notice 
a 2St; hearing 321 ; permit 328 
Permanent Peace Fund, trustees of, i-t ill. — 

I'as.-sage-way IVoiu I'iue st. to Broadway extension, lamps, 
petition a 248 
Perrin street— 

Edgestones, sidewalk : No. 3S, petition a 194 ; order passed 270 
Sidewalks : from No. 34 to Waverley st., petition a 204 
No. 36, petition a 269 
Between Alaska and Waverley sts., order passed a 507 



Peters, Alvah H.— 

Nomiialed and elected city messenger a 73, c 78 

v\ppuint<'(l constable a 402 

Bill allowed a 511 
Peters, Francis A. — 

Forest Hills st., near Green et. (ward 23), stable, petition 
a 453; permit 4Gi 
Petroleum, etc.— 

Inspectors appointed a lOS 

'i Central wluirf, lijiiise a 15S 

Sccjiul St., between D and E sts., license a 158 

42 Sudbury st., license a 158 
Chelsea St. (E.H.), license a 147 
Kerosene oil, 152 Canal st., license a 23 
O.tsoliiie, corner O and First sts., license a 109 

43 India st. and Chelsea st. (E.B.), license a 250 
Pettee, Dean II.— 

Fred St. (t harlestown), steam-engine, petition, order notice 
a 146; hearintr 19j; permit 2UJ 

Fred st.,duar Arliugion av., wooden additions to building, 
petiliun a 156; permit a 200, c 201 
Pevear, Charles 15., tt al. — 

Granite av., between Granite bridge and Minot st., macad- 
amizing, grading, lighting, petition a 72 ; lamps, report 625 
Phelps, Fr.mk II. — 

17 llanard st., steam-engine, petition, order notice a 14; 
hearing 53; permit 73 
Phillips, Ada VV.— 

6;i0 Warren st. (ward 21), stable, petition a 327; permit 313 
Philips, Alvin I.— 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Phillips street- 
Claims : personal injuries a 248, 325, c 331 
Phillips street (Koxbury) — 

Extension IVom Smith st. to Conant st., resolve and order re- 
ferred a 401; report a 471; recommitted 50S 
Phipps, William, <t <it. — 

Qiiincy st. (ward 20), between Ceylon and Columbia sts., 
sewer, petition a 453 
I'ickell, John E.— 

Appiiinud supt. Essex-st. bridge a 174 
rickeriug, Heniy C. — 

Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 151 
rierce, Heni-y — 

Elected lirst assistant assessor a 97, c 100 
Pierce, Hemy I.., <t <il. — 

Codin.'ui St. (ward 24), lamps, report a 625 
Pierce, J. II., S: Co.— 

165 Milk St., steam-engine, petition, order notice a 403; hear- 
ing 45 J 
Pierce, J. Homer, trustee — 

Bellevue St., luar Trull st. (ward 24), stable, petition a 495; 
permit 508 
Pierce, John — 

Elected lirst assistant assessor a 97, c 100 
Pierce, John — 

Hancock st., sewer abatement a 86 
Pierce, John H. — 

Elected second assistant assessor a 157, c 165 
Pierce, Samuel B., it al. — 

Clayton st. (ward 2i). between Commercial and Dickens sts., 
grading, etc., petition a 2U7 
Pierce, S. B. — 

Glendale St., edgestones, petition a 384; order passed 390 
Pierce, Silas, d nl. — 

■Ml North St., electric light, petition a 39; report 626 
Pigeon, Elizabeth — 

Pay due deceased husband, order passed a 256, c 260 
Pike, Alfred C, ttuL— 

Leverett and Charles sts,, electric lights, petition a 378 
Pike, George S., tt nl. — 

Brighton st., between Allen and Leverett sts., paving, petition 
a 173; order passed 298 
Pike, Herbert W.— 

Apjiointed: weigher of coal a 485; measurer of wood and 
bark a 48') 
Pillsbury, Edwin ],. — 

Elected representative a 525 
Pine street — 

Stable : No. 11, petition a 305; permit 361, 383 

Bay- window : rear No 5, petition, order notice a 496; hearing 
523; leave to withdraw 540 
Pinkham, (,'. II., (tal. — 

ButtKiiwood and Grafton sts. (ward 24), grading, etc., peti- 
tiuii a .555 
Pitman, W. C- 

Maywood St., edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 283; order 
passed 293 
Pitts street- 
Sewer : .abatements a 86, 174 

Assessment a H'j 

I'aving: jjctition a 1.56 
Pleasant street ((Jharh stown) — 

Uemuval of doorstep.s : petition a lOS ; report 256 
Pleasant street (ward 24) — 

Sprinkling : petition a 234; order passed 250 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



LV 



Telegi-aph pole : corner Stougliton St., petition a 283; permit 
298 
Pleasant street — 

Paving: from Washington St. to Shawmut av., petition a 434 
Plnmliers — see Buildings 
Plumb, A. H.— 

Compensation for fowls killed b}' dogs, petition a 72; order 
passed 121 
Plumnier, W. H., ct al. — 

South St., between Lake and Foster sts., grading, macadamiz- 
ing, petition a 21 
Plympton street (ward 17) — 

Stable: near Harrison av., petition a 393; permit 405 
Poland, John C.— 

Fireworks near School st. (ward 23), pei'mit a 362 
Police — 

Joint standing committee a 14, c 19, a 26 

Report on investigation of commissioners, order passed for 
joint eijecial committee c 5; committee c 19, a 22; 
reconsideration, order for comraiUee tabled a 42; 
taken up, subject inferred to mayor a 55; order 
passed submitting reports and evidence to mayor a 42 ; 
non-concurrence c 50; insistance a 55, c 62, a 72; 
conference committee a 73, c 77; reports, subject 
referred to mayor c 94, a 96; message reconstructing 
board a 193; confirmation a 205, c 214, 230; notice 
from Supreme court o 214; solicitor instructed to 
appear c 217 
Order passed to omit appendix to report in documents of 
last year a 58; substitute order passed c 65, a 72 
Soldiers' bazaar, police service, order referred c 11; report 

c 49, a 53 
Assault on patrolman Powers : order to investigate referred 

c 18 ; report c 244, a 248 
Inspectors, increase of number, order referred c 28 
Hats : report c 49, a 53 
Taking of life by policemen : ordinance referred c 51; report 

c 139, 6U1, a 602 
Station-st. crossing: see Boston & Providence Railroad 
Members of G.A.R. — see Decoration day 

Station 12: exit to police van, order referred c 83; report, 
order passed c 93, a 96; report from commissioners a 157, 
cl64 
Pay for heifer killed by dog, order passed a 56 
Pay for fowls killed by dogs, petition of Joel M. Adams a 21; 
order passed 56 
Petition of A . H. Plumb a 72 ; order passed 121 
Petition of J. H. Walton a 98; order passed 121 
Petition ofG. 'J\ Sears a 108; order passed 121 
Petition of J. J. Coffee a 234; order passed 255 
Petition of Henry J. Godfrey a 248 ; order passed 255 
Petition of Ebenezer A. Mollis a 359 ; order passed 403 
Petition of Mrs. McAllen a 378: order passed 404 
Petition of Maria B. Talbot a 388 ; order passed 404 
Petition of David J. Fogg a 388 ; order passed 403 
Pay for sheep killed by dogs: petition of George W. Boyn- 

ton a 4U2 ; order passed 419 
Pay due deceased pensioner, order passed a 99, c 100 
Amusement licenses — see Licenses 
Building for police department : report, order assigned c 141 ; 

referred c 152; report c 263, a 269 
Remission of fine upon John C. Ebert, deceased, order 

referred e 142 
Injuries to horse by dog, petition a 144; order passed 255 
Somerset-st. church estate, otter for police head-tiuarters a 144 ; 

ordei- referred c 152; report c 202, a 208 
Kirkland-st. murder, order passed c 133, a 145, c 151 
License to Peter A. Garvey, order passed a 148, c 151, a 157; 
report a 173, c 192; referred c 233; indelinitely postponed 
a 236 
Charges against police commissioners : petition of George 
Barker referred a 199; report, order passed a 255; in- 
definitely postponed c 263, 2S0 
Organization of police commission a 236, 250 
Amusement licenses; opinion of corporation counsel a 254 
Safety of buildings, order referred c 296, a 298; report, 
opinion of coi'poration counsel c 317, a 322 
Head-quarters, removal to Mason st., order passed a 274; 
tabled c 275 ; amended and pa,ssed c 296, a 297; remon- 
strances a 328, 470 ; referred e 331 ; report a 467 ; order 
passed a 470; substitute passed c477; non-concurrence 
a 486 ; indefinite postponement a 537 
Pay due deceased ottioer, order passed a 225, c 229 
Detail of olHcers, ordinance referred c 282 
Police charitable fund, annual report 283 

Petition of Charles C. Cunningham: order passed a .309; in- 
definitely postponed c 311 
Inspector of claims: ordinance referred c 318; report, ordi- 
nance passed c 358, a 300 
Savage school-hotiso : opinion of corporation counsel on liquor 

licenses c 332 
Head-quarters, order passed c 372 ; assigned a 379 ; tabled a 385 
Transfer of prisoners from station houses, order passed c 3:j3, 

a 341 
Petition of Charles H. Benway, asking for investigation a 25S ; 
report inexpedient a 298, c 301 



Annual report a 362 

Hawley St., petition to keep sidewalk unobstructed a 305 
Ambulances at fires — see Fire department 
Settlement of bill, petition of William Farrell c 374 
Petitions of inspectors of wagons and pawnbrokers forincrease 
of pay a 378, 388; report a 403; recommitted c 409, a 418; 
report, ordinance referred c 442; report, assigned c 534; 
passed c 548, a 556 
Liquor licenses in West Roxbury, memorials transmitted to 

commissioners a 387 
Maximum number of police force, expediency of amending 
ordin.inces, (U-der referred a 396; report, order passed 
a 403, c 412 ; ordinance passed a 436, c 439 
Leave of absence to commissioner Wales a 396, c 414 
Parade of St. John Kneampment, order passed a 397 
Petition of assistant property clerk for increase of salary 

a 388; report a 403, c 409 
Police signals: leave of absence to commissioners a 455, 
c 457 ; report referred a 506 ; report referred a 539 ; report, 
orders passed a 557 ; assigned c 568; reconnnitted c 623 
Mrs. Mary Tracey, pay, order referred c 417; leave to with- 
draw c 531 , a 537 ; order referred for hearing c 570, a 571 ; 
report c601, a 692 
Pension and pay for injuries, petition of William Moulton c 439 
Obstructions of crossings — see Ordinances (carriages, etc.) 
Free soup, order passed c 493, a 495 
Horse-car obstruction, order passed a 499 
I. M. Blood, compensation for work as probation officer, 

petition c 481- 
Peter J. McDonald, return of money paid for license, petition 

e 483; leave to withdraw c 531, a 537 
City lock-up : additional keeper, order to report on expediency, 
passed c 510, a 520; report, recommitted c 531, a 537; 
report c 601, a 602 
Patrick F. Shevlin, refunding liquor license, petition a 462; 

report, leave to withdraw a 523, c 526 
Police station 6, enlargement, order passed a 541, e 543 
Salary assistant inspector pawnbrokers, ordinance referred 

c 553; report referred a 558; report c 001, a 602 
Pensioning lieutenants of police — see Legislative m.attei'S 
Snow on Common, order passed a 593, c 594 
Pay due Philip L. McHugh, deceased, order passed a 564, c567 
Deficiency in clerk's account, report a 625 
William Moulton, pension and remuneration for injuries, pe- 
tition c 439 ; report, order passed c 623, a 625 
Polk street (ward 3) — 

Wooden addition to building: jSTo. 8-14, petition c423; per- 
mit a 466, c 477 
Pollard, Alford, & Co.— 

Claim referred c 233; order passed c 263 
Pollard, M. S. P.— 

Savin Hill av. (ward 24), sprinkling, petition a 234; order 
passed 250 
Polling places — see Elections , 
Pollock, James B. — 

Appointed public weigher a 248 
Pomeroy, li. M., et al. — 

Chester sq., removal of fence, remonstrance a 402 
Pond, Edmund G.— 

F St., corner Dove st. (ward 14), wooden building, erection, 
petition a 221 ; permit a 255, c 260 
Pond, James T. — 

Appointed public weigher a 38i 
Pond street (Dorchester) — 

Telegraph poles : permit a256 
Pond street (ward 23) — 

Telephone poles : petition a 485 : permit 507 
Pool, James V. — 

Washington St. (ward 23), cdgestones, petition a 320 
Pool JohnH,— 

Washington St. (ward 23), edgestones, petition a 283; order 
passed 558 
Pool, W. F.— 

Washington St. (ward 23), edgestones, petition a 283; order 
passed 558 
Poole, John C. — 

Elected superintendent Broadway bridge a 84, c 83 
Poor — 

Free soup, order passed c 493, a 495 
Ovcr^ecra of poor — 

Joint standing committee a 14, c 19, a 72 

Qtiarterly reports a 73, 254, 389, £06 

Examination of property, report a 98, c 100 

Overseers nominated and elected a 84, c 8S 

Monthlv examination : change of time a 225, c 229, a 253, 

c 260, 276 
Annual report a 308 
Stoughton poor fund, order referred a 238; report, order 

passed a 284, c 288 
Building for supply department: request referred c 311 ; 
report, order passed c 332, a 342 ; heating, order i^assed 
a 574, c 575 
Semi-annual examination of property, report c 333, 

a •■i42 
Death of Dr. Crane, message of mayor, referred a 402, 
c 409 ; vacancy filled a 436, c 439 



LVI 



INDEX TO rROCEEDIXGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Poor, .lamos W., et at. — 

Law rciKc- St. (Cliarlcstown), between Austin and Chapman 
sts., Kcwcr, remonstrance a 520 
Pope, Henry I)., rt iil. — 

Adams Ht. (Dorcliester), from railroad bridge to Washington 
St., macadamizing, petition a 84 
Pope, James, et at. — 

Hiclimond st. (ward 24), macadaraizing, petition a 72 
Pope .street (ward 2) — 

Wooden l)iiildii;g: movement from Byron si., corner Cooper 
St. (ward 1), petition a 120; permit 148 
Pope, \\'illiani — 

Commercial, Beach. Mill, and Park sts (ward 24), sprinkling, 
l)etilion a 234 ; order passed 250 
Pope, William i). — 

Pleasant st. (ward 24), sprinkling, petitiona234; order passed 
2J0 
Poplar street — 

Sidewalk: between Canterbury st. and Metropolitan av., 

petition a 17.'? 
Stable, rear Xo. 14, petition a 2U7; leave to withdraw 343 
Porter. Andrew 15. — » 

316-321 (_'lielsca st. (E.B.), wooden building, erection, peti- 
tion a 555 
Porter & Co.— 

615 Atlantic av., steana-boiler, petition a 29" ; permit 309 
Porter, .J;niics II. — 

iSoley St. (Cliarlcstown), personal injuries, petition c 594 
Porter, jolin W., rt at. — 

Hi!,'li St. (ward 24), crosswalk, petition a 378; report 386 
Portland street — 

Kleetric-ligbt poles: petition a 53 

Wideniris;: resolve and order, referred c 212; report, resolve 

and order passed c 2:30, a 236 

Damages a 2.')6, 274, 286, 300,310,326,329,344,391,397, 

525, 564, 584, 608 .... 

Gradiii'.;, pavini^: from Hanover to Causeway sts., order 

passed a :190 
Electric light: junction Sudbury St., petition a 453; rejiort 

626 
Crosswalk : at Elm place, petition a 500 
Posen street — 

Sewer: petition a 340; order passed. 082; Bchednleof cost 572; 
report, order for assessment and collection 687 
Post, William S.- 

Ajjpointed constable a 402, 419 
Post-otlice square — 

Uiiderai oind wires : permit a 405 
Pote, J. II., \; Co.— 

Uutherlord av., rear Miller st. (ward 5). wooden buildings, 
erection, i)crin)t a 40, c 43 
Potter, J. L.,and L. C. Moseley— 

Watering certain streets, petition a 144; permit 175 
Potter, Silas- 
Alaska St. corner Blue Hill av., cdifcstoncs, petition a 269 
24-38 Alaska St., sidewalk, petition a 384; order passed 

Power, Jacob P. — 

H St., between Fourth and Fifth sts., sewer, petition a 327 
98 H St., edgestones, sidewalk, petition a 393; order passed 

404 
161-1-3 II St., sidewalk, petition a 393; order passed 405 

Power, Patrick- 
Sixth and Seventh sts., grade dama<;es, petition a 254 

Powers, Charles .\., councilman (ward 13) — 
O.itliH ot olfice 1 
Appointed : committee on E. B. ferries 19 

Powers, Samuel A. — 

Pay du<' deceased wife, order passed a 564, c 567 

Powers, William — 

Appointed measurer of upper leather a 108 

Prang, Louis, ft at. — 

Centre st. (Uo.xbury), sprinkling, petitioua221; order passed 

Pratt. Charles E , councilman (ward 21) — 
Oaths of oHice 1 
Elected president 3; address 3 
Appointed: on committee to attend funeral of corporation 

coiinsen2; public instruction 20; funeral of councilman 

Harding 119; fourth of July c 29, 165, a 173; city hall 

refiivnee library c 244, a 248; Orchard park 379; annual 

dinner 576 
Requested to sit for portrait 17 
Kem.'irks : 

Suit for use of patented inventions 241 

Regularity of certain proceedings 264 

I)eath of ex-mayor Noreross 399 

Extension of IIuiitin:;lon avenue 571 

Kxicnsion of Chapman place 592 

CMosintr address 623 
Pratt, Charles E., d at., executoj-s— 

Washington st.,i)earGreenwoodst. (ward 23), sewer, petition 

a :i84; report, order noti<!e 392; hearing 393; order passed 

Williams st , from Washington to Forest Hills st.. grading, 
putting in order, petition a 393; order passed 465 



Pratt, Edmund T., et at.— 

Pratt St., sewer, petition a 393; report, order notice 468; 
hearing 470; order passed 472 
Pratt, Ed ward— 

Condition in deed, order passed a 483, c 492, 509 
Pratt, Isaac, jr — 

406 Border St., boiler, petition a 21 

Rear 400 Border st. "(E.K.), steam-engine, petition, order 
notice :i 506 ; hearing 555 
Pratt, I. L., & Co.— 

Rear 50 and 52 Fulton St., melting furnaces, petition a 96; 
permit 109 
Pratt, Laban. aUUrman— 
Oaths of ollice 1 

Appointed committee on bridges 14; streets (bd. aid. and 
joint) 14; city registrar's department 14; health U; ordi- 
nances 14, 72; public institutions 14; .salaries 14; topics in 
mayor's address 14; Stony brook 22; petition of William 
Frost 42; ste,im-engines72; fourth of July 17:1; conference 
on salaries ;!7S; report of revised ordinances 378; bridge 
to Caml)ii(li,'(> 4:)4 
Elected : committee on accounts 73, chairman 78 
Remarks : 

Extension of Phillips street 471 
Pratt, Laban— 

Boutw.ll St. (ward 24), stable, petition a 453 ; permit 465 
Pratt, \V . L. — 

197 Maverick St. (E.B.), stable, petition a 453; permit 465 
Pratt street- 
Sewer: petition a :'93; report, order notice 4fi8; hearing 470; 
order passed 472; schedule of cost 6t)3; order for assess- 
ment and Collection 613 
Pratt street (ward 25) — 

Taking land for sewer : order notice a 50S ; hearing 537 ; order 
passe<l 558 
Pray, Joseph F. — 

Savin St., edgestone, sidewalk, petition a 156 
Preble street- 
Sidewalk abatement : Nos. 19 and 21, order passed a 225 
Prendergrast, Ellen, et at.— 

Sontli-st. widening, $12,400 damages, order p.assed a 238 
Prentiss, Henry — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Prentiss street (ward 22) — 

Unsafe comlition of building: petition a C13 
Prescott Manufacturing Co. — 

41 North St., steam-engine, petition, order notice a 384; hear- 
ing 3J3; permit 41y 
Prescott street— 

Macadamizing, etc.; petition a 305 
Sidewalks : jjctition a : 20; order passed 343 
Grading, gr.ivelling: between Trenton and Eagle sts., order 
passed a 1520 
Prescott, William A. — 

Portland-si. widening, $7500 damages, order passed a 525 
President of United States- 
Visit to Boston : committee a 420, c 42:j, 432 
Priest, J. Edward — 

Api)i)inted constable a 402, 419 
Priest, John T. — 

.Vpj.ointed assistant city clerk a 3 
Prince, Frederiek O., et a/.— 

Beacon st., from Charles st. to West Chester park, paving, 
petition a 17 i 
From Commonwealth av. to Brooklinc line, widening, 
grading, bridge over B. it A. R.R., petition a 269 
Princeton street (ward 3) — 

Buildings projectini; over street line: Xo. 38-10, petition to 
retain and liiiish a 561; report, order passed 572; revoked, 
new order passed 587 
Printing — 

Joint standing committee a 14, c 19 

Mayor's inaugural address e 5, a 5 

Munieii)al regisler, and pocket edi'.ion of rules and orders, 

etc. c 5, a 14 
Annual reports authorized in print a 23, c 27 
Annual report by sui)erintendent a 73 
Ordinances of 1877, lS7tS, and 1879, reprinting, order passed 

c 11, a 14 
Address of president of common council 17 
Report of .Metropolitan draiiiagt- commissioners a 59, c 62 
Opinions of city solicitor c 95, a 90 
Census st.atistics of Boston, report a 98; order passed a 148, 

c 151, 165 
Record commissioners : documents and plates, order for 
transfer to committee on printing a 98; indefinitely 
l)osli)oned a 225 
Rinding reports : ordinance pas.sod c 142. a 145 
Order authorizing printing and reprinting reports, 
referred a 407 ; repoit, with orders authorizing issue 
ot volume of records, and rescindiir,' limit.ui )n of^ cost 
a 435; substitute offered a 43); withdrawn 4.55; 
orders i>assed a4'>5; report indefinitely po.stpoued, 
orders p.is-ed c 457 
Order authorizing volume of miscellaneous papers — see 
Record Commissioners 



INDEX TO PEOCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



LVII 



Writing: inks : report, ordinance referred c 102 ; report, ordi- 
nance passed c 2J3, a 248 
Revised ordinances : printing authorized c 142, a 145 

Laws and agreements; printing autliorized c 106, 245, 

296, a 297 
Reference, report in print authorized c 363, a 379 
Special appropriations for public institutions : order to 

print a 147, c 151 
Index to proceedings of city council, order passed a 238; re- 

feri'cd c "240 ; report, order passed c 262 
Auditor's annual report a 256, c 260 
History of the water works, order passed c 282, a 284 
Superintendent elected a 284 c 288 

Official report of city council proceedings, contract author- 
ized a 2S6, c 287 
Memoir of John 1'. Healy a 300, c 301 

Ordinance relating to printing, referred a 30S ; report c 357; 
referred for hearing c 365, a 382; report, ordered printed 
c 416; indefiuitely postponed c 426 
Gregg memorial : order passed c 318; referred a 322 ; report, 

order amended and passed a 328, c 331 
Disijosal of stereotype ijlates, etc., order passed a 328 ; tahled 

c 331 ; passed c 623 
Explosive compounds, etc., order passed c 358, a 360 
Construction of flues, ordinance c 369 
Rededic.atiou of Old State House, addresses and proceedings, 

orders passed c 374, a 379 
New building public library, report in prmt authorized c 374 
Rei)ort on Dearborn school-house a 394 
Purchases of stock and stationery : superintendent directed to 

report c 432, a 435 ; report a 454, 472 
Index to 12 vols, of proceedings of citj" coimcil, order passed 

c 483, a 485 
Report on Prison-point flats, with opinion of corporation 

counsel a 508 
Broadway extension grades, report referred c 482, a 485; 
report on printing c 510, a 520; order to print, passed 
c 510 
Report on new joint standing committees c 531 
Report on general orders c 531 
Ordinance relating to bridges o 535, 577 
Muddy-river improvement, communication c 543 
Care of trees a 563, c 567 
Statement of railroad grants in Boston c 565 
Commonwealth-avenue extension c 575, a 583 
Suffolk deeds, second volume a 588 
Ordinance to regulate plumbing c 594 
Binding documents and proceedings city council, order 

passed c 623, a 625 
Closing proceedings common council, order passed 624 
Closing proceedings aldermen, order passed 62S 
Prior, William H.— 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer stalls Nos. 9 and 11 a 308 
Prison-point flats— see Health 
Probation officer — see County of Suffolk 
Proctor, Alberu N., et al. — 

Sumner st. (E.B.), railroad crossing, lamps, petition a 221; 
report 625 
Proctor, Albert E.— 

Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 150 
Proctor, Alfred N., councilman (wai'd 2) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on overseers of poor 20 
Remarks : 

Fences around squares 316 
Proctor, Alfred N., et al. — 

Marginal St., between Cottage st. and B. & A. R.R., paving, 
petition a 234 ; order passed 251 
Near Jeffries St., macadamizing, petition a 248 
Proctor, Alfred, et al. — 

Webster st. (ward 2), coasting, petition referred a 603; 
report 625 
Proctor, Greorge B. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Prospect avenue (ward 23) — 

Stable : near Baker St., permit a 22 
Prospect street (ward 3) — 

dny post : petition a 485 ; permit 507 
Providence sireet — 

Crosswalk : petition a 39 

Telephone poles : between Columbus av. and Church st., 
petition a 59; permit 98 
Between Church and Berkeley sts., petition a 173; per- 
mit 250 
Provident Institution for Savings — 

Maverick st. (ward 2), wooden addition to building, petition 
a 581 
Province street — 

Grading, paving: between School and Bromfield sts., order 

passed a 237 
Revised grade: between Province court and Bromfield St., 

order passed a 238 
Temptjrary closing : permit a 361 
Provost, Charles S. — 

Appointed measurer of grain a 462 
Public buildings— see Buildmgs 



Public grounds — see Common 
Public instruction— see Schools 
Public institutions — see Institutions 
Public lands — see Lands 
Public parks— see Parks 
PuUen, Oscar C. — 

21 Eliot St. (ward 10), stable, petition a 625 
Purchase street — 

Land forfeited : order referred a 362 ; passed a 436, c 439 

Storage of oils : No. 48, leave to withdraw a 574 
Putnam, Granville B. — 

Ringgold St., macadamizing, petition a 297 
Putnam square — 

Sprinkling: petition a 283; order passed 303 
Putnam street — 

Sewer : abatement and assessment a 175 
Pynchon street — 

Connecting track, removal of telegraph pole; petition a 158; 
rejiort, order notice 175; hearing 221 ; order passed 256 

Electric light: corner Roxbury st., petition a 384 

Electric-light poles : petition a 402; permit 420 

Quigley, Caroline E. — 

Cobden st., sidewalk, petition a 378 
Quigley, Charles F., councilman (ward 2) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on topics in mayor's address 5 ; ac- 
counts 7 ; badges 9 ; Ea.st Boston ferries 19 ; fire depart- 
ment 19; fourth July 2u3; monitor 484 
Remarks : 

Appropriation bill 190 
Suit for use of patented inventions 241 
Semi-monthly p.ay-roU and assignment of wages 245 
Rescinding a ballot 246 

Hydrants and water for extinguishing fires 370 
Avenue to north ferry 552 
Council rule No. 44, 578 
Quigley, William H. — 

Sprinkling streets in Charlestown, petition a 173; permit 197 
Quimby, Mrs. B. F., et al. — 

Blue Hill av. at Dennis st., crossing, petition a 434 
Quincy. Josiah— 

Ex-mayor, decease, proceedings of city council 504 
Quincy place — 

Leadinsr from High st. to Pearl place, name changed to 
Hartford st. a 109 
Quincy street (ward 20) — ■ 

Sidewalks : No. 47-53, petition a 4.34 

Sewer: between Ceylon and Columbia sts., petition a 453 
Quinc}' street — 

Sidewalk : petition a 96 

Bridge repairs : petition a 108 

School-house — see Schools 

Edgestones : corner Bird St., petition a 320; order passed 3-13 

Wooden building : movement from near Columbia st. to near 

N.Y. & N.E. R.ll., petition a 320; permit 328 
Sidewalk: between Warren st. and Blue Hill av., petition 
a 340 
Quinn, James — 

South-st. widening, $1562 damages, order passed a 329 
Quinn, John — 

Bro.adway bridge, injuries to vehicle, petition c 133 
Personal injuries, petition a 221 

South-st. widening, §4687.50 damages, order passed a 329 
Quinn, John and James — 

South-st. widening, $6250 damages, order passed a 286; re- 
scinded 329 
Quirk, John — 

Movement of wooden buildings: from Centre st., comer 
Burroughs st. (ward 21), to near Burroughs st. (ward 
23), petition a 144; permit 158 
Permits a 225, 3S2 
On Quincy st., from near Columbia st. to near N.Y. & 

N.E. R.R., petition a 320; permit 328 
Across Boylston St., near Lamartine St. (ward 23), permit 

transferred a 390 
From Walk Hill St., near Canterbury st., to Walk Hill st., 

near Canterbury St., petition a 506; permit 524 
From South st., near liussey St., to rear 44 Keyes st. 

(ward 23), petition a 571 ; permit 587 
From rear Centre st., to Willow st. (ward 23), petition 
a 581; permit 603 

Ratldin, John- 
Congress sq., stand, petition a 221 

Rafferty, John — 

Baker-st. (W.R.) widening, $150 damages, order passed 
a 525 

Ramsey, Thomas — 

Appointed weigher of coal a 53 

Rand street (Uoxbury) — 

Grading, etc. : petition a 195; order p.asscd 23S 
Edgestones: No. 13, petition a 485; order passed 496 
Edgestones, sidewalks : No. 11, petition a 637 

Randall, Charles L. — 

Elected representative a 525 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Uangdale & Whitwortli— 

258 Bri'itien st. (K.B.), 8lpain-cna;inc, petition, order notice 
a 28i ; hcarliiij 3-21 ; permit 328 
Rankin, Simon 8. — 

14, IS, ami 211 l':iiot St. (ward 12), lanterns, petition a 340; 
pciinil 3S2 
Ratclifl', William— 

ilocklaiid St. (ward 23), steam-engine, petition, order notice 
a 21; hearing 72 ; permit 97 
Hay, George V. — 

Appointed measurer of grain a 108 
Rayni'/nd, (Jeorijo J., it Co. — 

' 'I'remont row and Howard St., electric-light posts, petition 
a 96 
Read, Sarah G. and Lucy G , and Eliza and Mary G. Stone — 

I*orllaii(l-st. widening, $51,700 damages, order passed a 300 
Rcado, .loliM — 

Hamilton court (ward 4), stable, i>etition a 402; permit 437 
Klecleii r^'prcscntativc a 525 
Ream, II, 15., ct (it. — 

Thornton St., sidewalks, petition a 359 
Reardon, James, ct <il. — 

Main st., op])ositc Mouuvnent av., electric light, petition a3S8; 
report 026 
Reardon, Jolin — 

Care of common and public grounds, petition for contract 
a 5'J ; report, leave to withdraw a 98, c 100 
Record commissioners — 

Transfer of documents and stereotype plates to committee 

on printing— sec I'rinting 
Seventh report of record commissioners presented c 101 
Binding reports : ordinance passed c 142, a 145 
Commissioners elected a 27<t, c 275 

Order authorizing printing Jind reprinting reports, referred 
a 407 ; report with orders authorizing issue of volume of 
reconis, and rcs.inding limitation of cost, a 435; substi- 
tute ottered a 435, withdrawn 455; orders passt^d a 455; 
n!i)ort indetinitily postponed, orders passed c 457 
Order authorizing voliune of miscellaneous papers a 455, 462; 
opinion of corporation counsel and reference a 472; re- 
port, order iiidcHiiitely postponed a 488; reconsideration, 
order passed a 502, c 50'J 
Redfern, Charlotte H.— 

16 Liu wood sq., sidewalk, petition a 248 ; order passed 256 
Red Line Transit Co. — 

Old State house : abatement of rent, order passed a 148, c 151 
Redesdalo street — 

Sewer: report, order notice a 175; order passed 210; schedule 
of cost 603 ; order for assessment and collection 613 
Reed Rrothers & Sawin, fial. — 

Dunstable st. (Charlestown), grading, cdgcstoncs, sidewalks; 

petition a 53; order p:issed 256 
Shurtleff court, near Rutherford av. (ward 4), st.ablo, peti- 
tion a 30): permit 325 
Wooden building, erection, petition a 418; permit a 460, 

c477 
Stable, petition a 418; permit 437 
Reed, Charles li.— 

Membi'i of school committee, deceased a 418 
Reed, James II. — 

I'elii.ion for land d.amages, Roston, Revere Beach, & Lynn 
Railroad Co., order of notice a 121 ; hearing, order passed 
173 
Reed, R. W., etal.— 

North Beacon st. (ward 25), macadamizing, petition a 327 
Reed, Warren, et til. — 

Dorchester st., between Broadway and Second sts., sprink- 
ling, petition a 218; leave to withdraw 256 
Reed, AVilliam 1-'.— 

Appointed prob.ate oflBcer a 305 
Reed's court (ward 20) — 

Stable : No. 17, petition a 470, 485 
Reeve, .Addison A.— 

Albert St. near Kemp st. (ward 24), melting furnace, petition 
a 571 ; permit 584 
Regan, .John B., et <tl. — 

Corner Ksscx st. and Harrison av., electric light, petition a 495 
Regent street— 

Edgestones, sidewalks: corner Circuit St., petition a 402; 

order passed 419 
Nos. Ul & 03, petition a 403 ; order passed 419 
Registrars of volins — see Elections 
Reilly, Edward F.— 

Appointed public weigher a234 
Rendall, John D.— 

Centre St., corner Burroughs St. (ward 23), wooden building, 
erection, petition a 120; permit a 146, c. 151 
Renter & .Alley— 

New Ileaih St., from Pynchon to Parker St., sprinkling, 
petition a 320 
Revere, I'aul— see Statues 
Revere street (ward -3) — 
Crosswalk : petition a 297 
Edgestones : order passed a 303 
Rewards — 

Kirkland-st. murder, order passed c 133, a 145, c 151 



Rice, H.— 

Hanover St., at American House, electric lights, petition a 63 
Rice, Samuel — 

Kneelandst. widening, $6300 damages, order passed a 391 
Rice. N. W.— 

West Chester park, corner Boylston st. (ward 11), stable, pe- 
tition a 555 ; permit 563 
Rice, 'Willard, (t al. — 

Sullivan sq., electric light, petition a 393; report 626 
Rice, AV. L.,f</(/.— 

Marsh st. (Dorchester), petition to put in order a 156 
Rich, 1). M., ft III.— 

(Miffst., sprinkling, petition a 254 
Rich, N. I)., It al.— 

Cliff and Glenwood sts., crosswalks, order passed a 225 
Rich, Reuben — 

Bird-.st. (Dorchester) widening, $93.50 damages, order passed 
a 541 
Richards, ,A. M. — 

Movement of building, police interference, payment of dam- 
ages, report recommitted c 139; leave to withdraw 246, 
a 248 
Movement of wooden buildings : from 60 Walnut st. to Med- 
ford St. (ward 4), petition a 269; permit 2Sj 
From River st., near Oakland St., to Oakland st. near 
N.Y. Sc .\.E. R.R., petition a 506; permit 624 
Richards, C .A., rt id. — 

Coriiir Dudley and Hampden sts., electric light, petition a 

402 ; report 626 
Corner Dudley st. and Blue Dili av., electric light, petition » 
402 
Richards, John J. aiul (Jarolinc M. Barnard, Bcdford-st. widening, 

$1920 dam.-iges, order passed a 98 
Richards. Robert II.— 

I'rovid.nce st., crosswalk, petition a 39 
Richards, Sylvester — 

Movement of wooden building: from Rutherford av., near 
Dunstable st., to Frothingham av., near Rutherford av. 
(ward 5), p(>tition a 506; permit 524 
Richardson, A. I'., 't al. — 

May wood St., edgestones, petition a 388 
Richardson, A. S. — 

Harvard av., corner Farrington av. (ward 25), wooden build- 
ing, erection, petition a 195 
Richardson, Horace — 

Estate Montgomery place, order passed a 592, c 594 
Richardson, Thomas K. — 

Atlantic av., taking of land by N.Y. & N.E. R.R. Co., dam- 
ages, ixtition a 013 
Richmond, A. C, — 

Boston St., wooden addition to building, permit a 40, c 43 
Itichmond str.et (ward 24) — 
Mac.adiuuizing: petition a 72 
Edgestones, gutters : order passed a :'62 
Grade established ; order passed a 455 
Richmond street (ward 6) — 

Paving: between Fulton and North sts., petition a 485 
Richmond street ((,'harlestown) — 
Sewer abatement a 195 
AVooden buildings: Nos. 29-33,23-27, 15-19, erection, petition 

a 'JSi ; permit a 328, c 331 
Sidewalks : No. 13-35, petition a 402; order passed 419 
Ricker, Lucius C. — 

Faneuil hall market, transfer of stall No. 103, report a 466 
Riley, Catherine — 

Farrinirton st., near AVashington av. (ward 1), stable, petition 
a 393; leave to withdraw 437 
Riley, John — 

Farrington st.. Orient Heights (ward 1), stable, petition a 462; 
leave to withdraw 497 
Riley, Thomas J., et al. — 

W. Fifth St., between B and C sts., paving, petition a 156 
Ring, William — 

142 Bremen St., personal injuries, petition a 72; leave to 
withdraw a 1^2, c 133 
Ringgold Rtreit — 

Macadamizing : petition a 297 
Rinn, J. Ph.— 

192-196 Washington st., steam-engine, petition, order notice 
a 109; hearing 157; permit 223 
Same, petition, order notice a 168; hearing 205; permit 
223 
Ripley, Charles, et al. — 

Harvard st. (Dorchester), from AVashington st. to railroad, 

pl;ink walk, etc., pcitition a 194 
Harvard st. (Dorchester), between AVashington st. and Gib- 
son school-house, plank walk, petition a 453 
Ripley, Hannibal F.— 

Appointed constable a 402, 419; officer to make complaint in 
cases of negleeled children 418 
Risteen, Frederick S. — 

Elected director for public institutions a 174, c 183 
Ritchie, John, it al. — 

Saratoga St., at Shay's hill, grading, petition a 173 
River street — 

Kdgestonc abatctncnt : petition a S93 



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River street (ward 24) — 

"Wooden buildings : near Cedar st., erection, permit a 40, c 43 

Movement to Oakland St., petition a 506; permit 524 
Grade damages a 604 
Widening : damages a 122, 286, 329, 525 
Riverside Club — 

13S-140 Chestnut st. (ward 9), stable, petition a 297; permit 
309 
Riverside Club stable, et al. — 

Chestnut St., west of Brimmer st., grading, paving, petition 
a 462 ; order passed 507 
Riverside street (Roxbury) — 

Sewer : petition a 195 ; order passed 199 ; schedule of cost 603 
Order for assessment and collection G13 
Rivett, Edward — 

Purkman St., near Brooks st. (ward 25), steam-engine, peti- 
tion, order notice a 571; hearing 602; permit 613 
Roach, Bridget — 

Brighton St., sewer abatement, order passed a 489 
Roach, George F., & Co., et al. — 

Richmond st., between Fulton and North sts., paving, peti- 
ticjn a 485 
Roach, Richard — 

Contested election (ward 7), petition c 7; report, leave to 
withdraw 69 
Roach, Thomas — 

164 Terrace st., edgestones, sidewalk, petition a 393; order 
passed 404 
Roan, Rlaria^ 

Union av., sidewalk abatement, petition a 156; order passed 
175 
Robbins, Edward^ 

Appointed public weigher 156 
Robbins, Henry C. — 

Appointed public weigher a 204 
Robbins, Joseph W. — 

Appointed public weigher a 156 
Roberts, James L., et al. — 

May wood st. (Koxbury), grading, etc., petition a 297 
Roberts, W. A.— 

South St., opposite Walter st. (ward 23), hitching posts, per- 
mit a 3S2 
Robie, John — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Robinson, Asa — 

Minot St. and Neponset av., sewer, petition a 402; report, 
order notice 468; hearing 470; order passed 472 
Robinson & Emerton — 

Haymarliet sq., to Atlantic av., passenger wagons, petition 
a 204 ; license 237 
- Robinson, Edward F. — 

Assessor, decease a 382 
Robinson, John II., et al. — 

Draper St., edgestones, gutters, petition a 327; order passed 
343 
Robinson, Mrs. H., et al. — 

Draper St., between Ai'cadia and Westvillc sts., sewer, peti- 
tion a 120; report, order notice 175; hearing 195 
Robinson, W. S. — 

Walnut av., near Munroe st. (ward 21), stable, petition a 327; 
permit 343 
Roche, F., et al. — 

Centre St., near Grove st. (ward 23), lamps, petition a 560 
Roche, T., et al. — 

Albany St., from Dover to Way St., sprinkling, petition 
a 462; report 471 
Rockland street (ward 23) — 

Steam-engine: petition, order notice a 21; hearing 72; per- 
mit 97 
Rocljland street (ward 25) 

Sidewalk abatements : petition a 173 ; leave to withdraw 250 
Steam-engine : corner Washington St., petition a 462; hearing 
497 ; permit 558 
Rockview street (ward 23) — 

Wooden building : corner Green st., erection, petition a 144 
Edgestones : petition a 297 ; order passed 308 
Lamp : near Green st., "petition a 378 ; report 626 
Sidewalks: corner Green St., petition a 378; order passed 
386 
Rocliwell, H. T., et al.— 

Blue Hill av., spruikling, petition a 204; order passed 225 
Rockwood street (ward 23) — 
Lamps : petition a 120 
Petition a 320 
Rodd, 'J'heophilus — 

Waverley st., near AVcstern av. (ward 25), stable, petition 
a 555; permit 563 
Rodocanachi, J. M., et al. — 

Smyrna St., grading, etc., petition a 283 ; order passed 343 
Rogers, Abraham T., councilman (ward 22) — 
Oaths of ofiice 1 
Appointed : monitor 10; committee on public institutions 20; 

- surveyor's department 20; salaries 20; fourth July 203 
Contested election : petition of Frederick Bleiler, referred 17 ; 
request for further hearing granted 82; report, recom- 
mitted 89; report, leave to withdraw 103 



Remarks : 

Appropriation bill 189 
Salaries 334 

Resignation c 372, a 379 
Rogers Brothers et al. — 

First St., from B to E St., sprinkling, petition a 234 
Rogers, Ellen E. — ' 

Ashford st , edgestones, petition a 195; order passed :;08 
Rogers, J. Austin, etal. — 

Eliot sq., sprinkling, petition a 221 ; order passed 237 
Electric light, petition a 378; report 626 
Rogers, John- 
Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Rogers, P. H.— 

Smith St., at Faxon court, crosswalk, petition a 327; report 
343 
Rogers, Patrick H. — 

Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 150 
Rogers, S. G.— 

Norman st., damages to property, petition a 156; leave to 
withdraw a 255, c 259 
Rollins, James W. — 

Rutledge st., edgestones, petition a 283; order passed 298 
Rollins, John W.— 

8t and 86 West Rutland sq., edgestones, petition a 320 
84-86 West Rutland sq., sidewalk, petition a 393; order 
passed 404 
Roosevelt, C. H. — 

Church system for preventing waste of water, petition 'c 477, 
a 485; report, referred c 509 
Rop"fts, William C.,e< a/. — 

Commercial st. (ward 24), at High and Hancock sts., cross- 
walks, petition a 234; report 496 • 
Roslin avenue (ward 23) — 

Stable: corner Washington St., petition a 254; permit 2T2 
Lamps: petition a 495; report 626 
Roslin street (ward (24) — ' ■ ' 

Stable : opposite Harley St., petition a 384; permit 391 
Rosnosky, S. L., et al. — 

Middle St., petition to put in order a 402 ' 

Ross, M. Denman — 

Washington St., near Keyes st. (ward 23), wooden building, 

erection, petition a 340 ■ ' 

Rear Washington st., near Keyes st. (ward 23), steam-engines, 
petition, order notice a 506; liearing 555; permit 584 
Ross, ^r. Denraau, (t al. — 

Williams st., from Walnut to Washington st., lamps, peti- 
tion a 560 
Ross, Turner, & Co. — 

Washington st., corner Keyes st., sewer, petition a 359; re- 
port, order notice 387; hearing 388; order passed 392 
Rossi ter street — 

Liunps : petition a 485; report 625 
Rowe, Joseph R. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Rowlock, George W. — 

Mancock St., sewer assessment a 86 
Roxbury Channel — 

Dredging: petition a 248; report 382 
Roxbury street- 
Sprinkling: from Wasliington st. to Eliot sq., petition a 204; 

order passed 225 
Electric lights : corner Washington St., petition a 378 ' 
Corner Pynchon St., petition a 384 
Corner Washington and Zeigler sts., petition a 495 
Royce, Burnham — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Roys street (ward 23) — 

Grading: petition a 248 
Ruggles street- 
Claims : persona! injuries a 39 
Crosswalk : at .-Vuburn St., petition a 297 
Electric light : corner Tremont St., petition a 384 
Rules and orders — 

Joint sjiecial committee a 3, c 5, 29 
Pocket edition — see Printing 
Joint — of 1881 ; adopted a 3, c 5 

Reports, assigned c 7 ; rules passed c 27, a 39 

Joint orders : assigned and ordered printed c 83 ; referred 

c 138 : report, assigned c 531 
Matters for conference, order referred e 370; report c 531, 

a 537 
Joint rule 9, order offered a 3D6; passed a 403; assigned 

c412 
New committees, order referred c 370; report c 531, 600, 

a 002 
Amendments reported hy committee on revised ordi- 
nances adopted .a. 590; rejected, reconsideration re- 
ferred to next city government c 621 
Of aldermen— of 1831 adopted 3; committee 3; report, order 
passed 14 
Amendments reported bj' committee on revised ordi- 
nances adopted a 590 
Of common council — of 1881 adopted 5; committee 5, 29; 
report assigned 09; rules and orders amended and 
adopted 78, 89 



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INDEX TO TROCEKDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



tsuspcnsion of niU-e, amendment reffrred 95 ; reconsidered, 

iiulcrtiiitely postponed 101 
Kule 13: :iiin-ndiueut referred c 417; report, amendniont 

passed c. 5:51 
Rule 44: report, assigned 530; order rejected, reconsidera- 
tion 677 : rejected e 000 
decisions on points of order: 

Aldermen— rrinliiiif document No. 146, 563 
Resolve on election of alderman COS 
Coueiirrenco requisite to refer to next city govern- 
ment 615 
Council — Rules adopted until otherwise ordered, two- 
tliirds vote not required to cliange 5 
Additional ap|)ropriatiou for sealer weights and 

measures 65 
Report on investigation of police commissioners 66,68 
Appointments in law department 154 
Motion to reconsider by member not voting with ma- 
jority 16'.» 
Restricting paving appropriation 189 
Rescinding a ballot •J43, 'J -id; motions to correct record, 
resolves and substitutes, 201, 20:3, 276; rulings 
not sustained 276 
Ordering roll-call :;01 

Amending ordinance relating to salaries 549 
License commission, substitute order 551 
Revised ordinances 594, 619 
Rush, Augustus, and Amanda M. Andrews — 

Kuowlton St., removal of buildings and fences, order passed 
a:j90 
Russell, 0. A.— 

Delle :w., sewer abatement, order passed a 4S9 
Russell, Elijah— 

150-4-6-8 Tyler St., $6'J00 grade damages, order passed a 391 
Uallock St. near I'reiitiss st. (ward 2J), wooden building, 
erection, petition a oil 
Russell, lia, & Co. — 

Albany si. (ward 17), wooden building, erection, permit a 40, 
c43 
Rus.«ell, Miss Mary— 

72 I5eacon st., tree, removal, petition a 453 
Russell street (ward 4) — 
Sewer: petition a 495 
Rutherford avenue (ward 5) — 

Wooden buildings : erection, opposite Winchester St., permit 
a 40, c 4;i 
Erection, rear Miller st., permit a 40, c 43 

Retition a 59; permit a 86, c 87 
Addition, near South KUen st., petition a 144; permit 

a 200, c 201 
Addition, opposite Lincoln St., petition a 234; leave lo 

withdraw a 255, c -'59 
No. 15:i— '15, addition, permit a 466, c 477 
Rear .South Eden st., addition, petition a 495; permit 558 
Near Dunstable St., addition, petition a 506; permit 558 
Movement lo Frolhingham av., petition a 506; permit 524 
Teleplioue i)oles : petition a 402; permit 465 
Sewer: abatements a 99, 2;!9 
Raving: between Chapman and South Eden ets., petition 

a 221; order i)assed 326 
Lands and flats : deed authorized a 286, 297, c 301 
Stable: petition a 209; permit 2S4 

Edgestoiies: between Chapman and Dunstable ste., order 
passed 326 
Rutledge street — 

Edgestones : petition a 283 ; order passed 298 
Rj-an & Son — 

Movement of wooden building: from 94 Lenox st. (ward 19), 
to vacant lot opposite, petition a 402; permit 471 
Ryder, Christopher C. — 

Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 150 
Ryder, George IL, & Co. — 

2058 Washington St., steam engine, petition, order notice 
a 109; licaring 157; permit 173 

Sabine, C. A.— 

Rrighton av., between Harvard av. and Baptist church, 
stable, petition a 383; permit 396 
8.icnger, Marg.uetha — 

Corner (Miestinit av. and Spring I'ark st. (ward 23), compensa- 
tion for ii.se of laud, petition a 453 
Sagnmore street — 

Lamps; petition a 495; report 625 
Salaries — 

Joint standing committee a 14, c 20, 484 
Joint order establishing salaries, referred c 10 
Ordinance to amend ordinance, report referred a 40 
Assistant superintendents of bridges, order referred c 95; re- 
port a 225 ; order passed a 253, c 260 
Changes in salaries of city oflieers, order passed for committee 
to consider and report a 99, c 100 ; report, ordinance and 
orders amended and passed a 299, 305; amended and 
passed c 311, 334; concurrence and non-concurrence 
a 342; adherence, conference c 355, a 360; report, con- 
currence a 405, c 413; ordinance to correct errors, passed 
c 413, a 419 



Inspectors of wagons and pawnbrokers — sec Police 

Salary of water commissioner: ordin.ance referred c 142; re- 

l)ort, ordinance passed c 154, a 157 
Salaries for members of city council : order referred c 142; re- 
port, recommitted c 292; call for report c 530 
Auditor's salary : order referred c 154 
Salary for m.atron at city prison : order to report ordinance 

a" 161 , c 16i ; re|)ort, "ordinance passed a 209, e 213, 230 
Sidary of superintendent of health : ordinance referred c 165 
Corporation counsel, ordinance passed a 197, 207, c 213, a 221, 

c230 
Inspector of vinegar, order passed a 329, c 332 ; report, ordi- 
nance passed c 357, 364, a 379 
Supt. ('lu'lsea bridge, ordinance referred a 362; passed a 405, 
c413 
Salmon, Martin — 

Allowance for license, order referred c 554 
Salutation street — 

Raving: petition a 2.54; order passed 298 
l'a\iiig sidewalks : petition a '^69; order passed 298 
Sanborn, William 11. — 

Appointed publicr weigher a 248 
Sanford street (ward 24) — 

Steam-engine: petition, order notice a 434; hearing 470; 
permit 483 
Saratoga street — 
Ripe : permit a 23 

(irading: Shay's Hill, petition a 173 

Sidewalk : abatement, petitions a 173; orders passed 238 
Sprinkling : from \Vordsworth st. to Winthrop line, order 
passed a 198 
From Rrescott st. to railroad, petition a 221 
From Chelsea lo Wordsworth St., petition a 221; order 

passed 238 
From Chelsea to Putnam st., order passed n 250 
Wooden buildings: movement from rear No. 65 to Chaucer 
St., petition a 221 
Sargent, Adelaide J. — 

Fairfield St., sewer abatement a 99 
Sargent street (ward 20) — 

Stable : near Howard av., petition a 254; permit 272 
Sargent's wharf (ward 10) — 

Stable : next to No. 6, permit a 22 
Saunders & llartwell — 

Faneuil II.ili market, lease of stalls 49 and 51, and cellar 9, re- 
port a 147 
Saunders, Michael, et a I. — 

Dorchester st., between Ninth and Newman sts., crosswalk, 
petition a 156 
Savage, John- 
Appointed measurer of grain a 108 
Savin street (ward 21) — 

Wooden building : near Blue Hill av., erection, petition a 120; 

permit a 14i'., c 151 
Stables: near Blue Hill av., petition a 120; repoj-t laid over 
237 ; permit 25S 
Petition a 173; permit 197 
Edgestones, sidewalks : petitions a 156 
Edgestones, gutters: between Warren st. and Blue Hill av., 

order jiassed a 298 
Sidewalks: petition a 320; order passed 323 
Sewer: near Blue Hill av., petition a 378; report, order 
notice 387; hearing 3SS; order passed 392; schedule 
of cost 613; Older for assessment and collection 626 
Continuation to Blue Hill av., petition a 378 
Savin Hill avenue — 

Sprinkling: petition a '2.34; order passed 250 
Sawin, Samuel !»., Josiah T. & Franklin O. Reed- 
Main and School sts. (Charlestown), mortgage discharged, 
order passed a 175 
Sawyer avenue — 

Urading, etc. : petition a 156 
Grade : petition a 340 
Sewer : petition a 384 
Sawyer, Daniel J. — 

Indemnification for costs of redeeming estate, petition a 84 ; 
leave to withdraw a 587, c 594 
Sawyer, Henry N. — 

Cusliing and Sawyer av8. (ward 24), grades, petition a 340 
Sawyer, 'I'iinothy 'I'. — 

Appointed member of Boston water board a 204, c 230 
Say ward, William II. — 

Bird St. (Dorchester), ecwcr, petition a 384; report, order 

notice 392; hearing 393; order passed 390 
Glendale St., edgestones, petition a 384; order passed 390 
Columbia st., between Bird and Glendale sts., tree, removal, 
petition a 402; report, order notice 438; hearing 453; 
report 497 
Virginia av., sewer abatement, order passed a 497 
Elected representative a 525 
Scales, city — 

Superintendents appointed a 108 
Annual report Hupeiintcudent North scales a 254 
Scanlan, Thomas F. — 

Gerard st., cor. Howard (ward 20), stable, petition a 297; 
permit 343 



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Scanlin, David — 

Stand on eomraou, petition a 297; leave to withdraw a 309, 

csn 

Schirmer, iNf. Louise — 

14 Stnftbrd St., sidewalk, petition a 393 
Schleinper, C. F. M. — 

Belle av. (W.R.). lamps, petition a 418 
School street (ward 24) — 

Telepiione poles: between Harvard and Washington sts., 
permit a 419 
School street (ward 23) — 

Grading: sidewalk : petition a 84 

Widening sidewalks : order passed a 308 

Relocation : damages a 329, 383 
School street (Charlestown) — 

Mortgage discharged : corner Main St., order passed a 175 

Lamp : corner Sciiool-st. place, petition a 520 
Schools — 

Public instriTction, joint standing committee a 14, c 19 

Furniture and repairs of school-houses, order passed a23, c 27 

Howard-av. sebool-liouse site: order authorizing purchase 
referred c 18; report referred c 94, a 96; reijort, orders 
passed c 263, a 269 

Quincy-st. school-house site: order authorizing purchase re- 
ferred c 18; report referred c 94, a 96; report, orders 
passed c 263, a 269 ; tax, order passed c 510, a 520 

Quincy st. and Howard av. school-houses, order to suspend 
further action, referred c 3i8; report (in part), order 
passed to proceed with Howard-av. school-house a 329, 
c 332 ; additional report on Quiney-st. school-bouse, re- 
committed c .'i39, a 342; remonstrance c331; report, order 
to suspend indefinitely postponed c 374, a 379 

High and Latin sciiool driil-liall: lighting, request, order 
passed c 49 ; referred a 53 ; report a 85, c 87 

Topic in mayor's address referred a 73, c 77 

Purchase of land for new school-house on Tyler st., request 
c 87 

East Boston high school, additional accommodations, request 
e 87; referred c 140; report, referred c 282; report, 
order passed c 442, a 453 
Order referred c 554; report, order passed c 569, a 571 

Tappan piimary school-yard, personal injuries, leave to 
withdraw c U4, a 96 

Hillside school-bouse, master's office, request a 120 

Prescott school-liouse, repairs, master's room, request a 120 
Tablet, request a 248 
Additional laud, request c 348 

Prince schoolhouse, balcony, speaking tubes, janitor's room ; 
request a 120 ; report c 140, a 145 

Primary school-house, Lincoln district, request a 120 

Harbor-View St. and Dorchester av., school-house, request 
a 120 ; report referred 313 ; report, order passed c 442, a 4-33 

Breed's island, school-bouse, request a 120 

Land for primary-scbool site, purchase authorized a 309; 
school-house, erection, order referred a 309; report, 
orders passed a382, c 412, 442, a 467, c 477, a 559, e 568 

High schools in outlying wards : order to discontinue appro- 
priations, referi-ed c 140 

Transfer of English Higb and Latin school building to public 
library — see Liliraries 

Petition of John Kelly, referred a 149; leave to withdraw 
c 570, a 571 

Transfer of girls' high-school building to public library, 
order referred c 155 

Lincoln and Ciaston districts : additional primary accommoda- 
tions, request referred c 183; report, referred c 2-il, a 284 

Everett jirimai-y school: fencing and covering brook, request 
referred c 183 

Parknian school : removing furniture and altering building, 
request referred c 183 

Blossom-st. and AVall-st. schools, reportal97; assigned c201 ; 
X'ecommitted c 230, a 236; referred to ne.xt city couneil 
576, a 583 

Grammar school-house, Kenilworth st. : orders passed c 246, 
a 248, 274, c 275 

Avon place, enlargement of lot, request referred c 287 

Primary school-house, vicinity of Harrison av. and Dedham 
St., request referred e 287 

Allston scliool house, adjoining land, request referred c 287; 
report, recomuiitted c 317; report c 570, a 571 

Dorchester-Everett primary school-house, alterations, re- 
quest referred c 287; reports, orders passed a 329, c 332, 
369, a 381 

Savage school-house, sale, order referred c 318 ; report c 332, 
a 342; see also Buildings 

Bowdilch school estate — see South st. 

'J'aking scIiool committee-rooms for police — see Police 

Kenilworth-st. school-house site, additional land, order passed 
c 3.33, a 341 

Old Franklin school-house, sale, order referred c 333; report 
c 528; indefinitely postponed c 023, a 025 
Primary class, request a 248 

Chapman scbool-liouse, enlargement, request a 248; order 
refen-ed 3li'.) ; report, order passed c 412, a 453 

Girls' bigli and Normal high school-houses, primary pupils, 
request c 348, a 300 



George Putnam school-house, tablet, request c 348 

George-st. primary school, paving, request c 348 

Howe and Cyrus Alger school-houses, tablets, request c 348 

Harvard school, rei)air, request c 348 

Dearborn school-bouse, sanitary improvement, request c 348 ; 

report, order passed c 372, a 379 ; report, work deferred 

a 385 ; conmiunication from board of health, referred a 389 ; 

report a 394; order passed a 403; recommitted c 409; 

prior report indefinitely postponed c 412; report c528; 

a 537 
Franklin and Quincy school-houses, ligliling, request c 343 
Thoraas-st. school-house, yard, request c 348 
Dwight-st. school-house, heating, request c 348; report a 385, 

c409 
Eliot school house, gaslights, request a 269 
Tyler St., improvements, report, order passed c 317, a 322; 

report referred a 343, c 348; report, order passed c 369, 

a 381 
East-st. place primary school-house, conference with Bchool 

committee, order passed c 369 ; referred with order relat- 
ing to additional land a 381; report a 524, c 526; sale 

authorized a 524, c 526, a 537 
Hillside grammar school-house, yard, paving, petition a 359 
O-st. jjrimary sebool-housc, report, order passed a 382, c 412, 

442 
School-house on George and Howard sts., edgestones, side- 
walks, petition a 384 
Avon place school-house, sidewalk, petition a 384 
Hillsdale (ward 23), fence, petition a 402 
Franklin district: primary classes, request referred a 418; 

report, order passed c 443, a 453 
Dorchester-Everett district : primary class, request referred 

a 418 ; report, order passed c 483, a 485 
Vacancies in school committee : death of Charles H. Reed, 

convention a 418 
Resignation of George A. Tbayer, convention a 471 
Gaston and Lincoln districts, additional primary-school 

accommodations, request c -109 
English High school building, additional accommodations 

for Evening High scliool, request c 409 
Cottage place seliool-house, removal, request, a 453; report 

c 553, a 556; request, referred a 539 
Vine-st. chapel, additional grammar classes, request a 453; 

rejjort, order passed c 576, a 583 
Eustis-st. school-house, additional primary classes, request 

a 453 ; report c 570 
East Boston evening drawing-school, report, order passed 

c 483, a 485 
Chapman school, additional temporary accommodations, 

request a 495; order passed a 541, c 543; report, order 

passed c 570, a 571 
Thaeber and Childs-st. school-house, surrender a 495; sale, 

order passed a 574, c 575 
Tappan school-house, sanitary condition, order referred to 

board of health c 510; report a 557, referred c 566; order 

passed a 557 ; communication from school committee a 563 
Thatcher-st. primary, request for use of a 539 
New grammar school-liouse, near Minot school, request 

a 5:i9; report, referred to next city council c 570, a 571 
Roxbury High school, military drill-room, request a 539; 

report, ordei' i)assed c 570, a 571, c 575, a 583 
Legacy for Norcross school c 575, a 583 
$18,000 additional appropriation for school-houses, request 

referred c 576; report, order passed a 583, c 594 
Use of seliool-houses for voting jilaccs, order referred a 582; 

report a 613 
Day's chapel, Parker St., primary school, report, order 

passed c 552, a 556 
Sullivan sq. (Charlestown), new primary school-house, I'e- 

quest referred to next city council c 570, a 571 
Hancock school-house, gas for halls and corridors, request 

a 582 
Phillips-st. school-house, heating, request a 582 
Auburn school house, enlargement, request a 582 
Lexingtou-st school-house, sanitary facilities, request a 582 

enlargement of yard, request a 582; report, order re- 

ferr(:d 587 
Bunker Hill district, temporary primary accommodations, 

request a 602 
Schrow, Henry — 

Stand on common, petition a 283; leave to withdraw a 309, 

c311 
Scudder, Harvey- 
Monument at Jamaica Plain to Allandale Springs, passenger 

wagon, petition a 204; license 237 
Scudder, Harvey, ct al. — 

Sumner court, Dorchester, lamps, petition a 39 

Columbia St., near Quincy St. (ward 24), sewer, petition 

a 163 
Schuyler street (ward 21) — 

Stable : corner Maple St., petition a 248 ; permit 255 
Scollay square — 

Pay for electric lights : petition a 254 
Sears, George T. — 

I'ay for fowls killed by dogs, pclitiou a IDS; order passed 

121 



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INDEX TO rUOCEEDlNGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Scars, J. M. — 

1&4-.')') Trcmont St., steam engine, petition, order notice ,1325; 
laMiiiii; 3o9; permit oS2 
Scars. Mrs. !■■. U.— 

Miniloek St., near Sparhawk st. (ward 25), stable, petition 
a .102; permit 471 
Beaver, Cliarlcs M. — 

Oriole St., coriun- Highland et. (ward 23), stable, petition 
a 204; permit 223 
Seaver, Kdward, it at. — 

Uuggles St., at Auburn st., crosswalli, petition a 297 
Seaver street — 

Egleslon sq., from Walnut av. to Washington st., name 

cliaiiged a 97 
Edgesiones, gutters, sidewalks, macadaroizing: order passed 
a3U8 
Seaverns avenue — 

Telephone poles : between Call st. and Star lane, petition a 384 
Seavt rns, Tlioinas W., jr. — 

KUeted first assistant assessor c 101, a 108 
Second street — 

I'etroleum : corner First St., license granted a 158 
Sewer: between I> and M sts., report, order notice n 175; 
hearing 195; order passed 210; schedule of cost CU3; 
order for assessniciit and collection iil3 
Stable ■ ^"o. 176, petition a 221 ; permit 237 
Sedgwick street- 
Sidewalks, etc. : petition a 156; order passed 309 
Scllon, Henry — 

Appointed public weigher a 320 
Seneca street — 

Grade damages a 391 
Serex, John K.— 

Chemical av. (ward 23), sewer, petition a 453 
Seventeenth of June— see Boston celebrations 
Seventh street — 

8.B. U.K. location : petition a 144; order notice 148; hearing 

i9."); permit 209 
Stable: No. 563, petition a 195; permit 210 
Crosswalks: corner I st., petition a 234; report 419 
Grade damages: petition a 2.')4 
Gutters : between C and 1) sts., petition a 327 
Cesspool: c(U-nerC St., petition a 327 
Sidewalks : corner K st., petition a ;J93; order passed 405 
Hetweeii M and N sts., petition a 453 
Claims: personal injuries a 560 
Sever street (Cliarlestown) — 

Sewer: .ibatemenls a 21U, 4i;8 
Assessments a 210 
Sewall, I) J., It a/.— 

Dorchester av., between Field's Corner and Mt. Vernon st., 
sprinkling, petition a 204; order passed 225 
Sewers — 

Standing committee a 14 

"Sundry schedules of cost," orders for assessment and col- 
lection passed a 86 
Superintendent authorized to make purchases a 88 
Superintendent nominated and elected a 8>, e 87 
Between Falmouth st. and Huntington av., pay for land, peti- 
tion a 144; abatement of assessment a 210 
Taking land of Boston & Maine U.K. Co. and Fastern R.R. 
Co. for sewer purposes, order notice a 175; hearing 205; 
order i)assed 210 
Pay for work, petition of Cliarles Linnehan a 163 ; referred 

174 
Charles-river fl.its : communication from board of health, 
referred .'i 223 ; report 328 
Through lands of Commonwealth and various railroad 
companies, between Itutherford av. and tide water, 
order passed a 210 
Ordinance relating to sewers, referred a 328; report, assigned 

c .i32; passed e 576, a 58:!, ,i90 
Passage-way between Howland and Brunswick sts., order 

p:isscd a 253 
Taking lands of Henry Humphreys et al., order notice n272; 

hearing 297; order passed 300 
Land bought for right of wav for sewer, order referred 

a 310; order passed a 328, c 331 
Additional appropriation, report, referred a404; report c442; 

reeomrailted c 460; report, order passed a 465, c 477 
Prison-point flats, confereiiee with Somerville— see Health 
Pay due John Gilmore, deceased, order passed a 456, e 457 
Order to petition for concurrent jurisdiction — see Legislative 

matters 
Nuisance in ward 20 — see Health 

Extension of sewer foot l';im st., Cliarlestown : order for 
estimate jjassed c 570, a 571 
Order to report procedure for sluiceway c 570, a 571 ; re- 
))ort c (ilO, a 625 

Proposed street n ing from corner Clifton and Cott-ige sts. 

to corner Taylor av. and Dudley st. (ward 20), petition 
a 485 
Allen St., extension from Blossom st. toward Ch.imbers st., 
petition a 1 14; report, order notice 175; hearing 195; order 
passed 199; schedule of cost 5S2; order for assessment 
and colkction 603 



Arklow St., petition a 340; order passed 3S2; schedule of cost 

ii72; report, onler for assessment and collection 587 
Bartlett si. .abatement a 302 
)5axter st., petition a 24S 

Belleviie st , bolween Trull and Glendalo sts. (ward 24), 
petition a 144; report, order notice 175; hearing 195; 
order pas.sed 2:i9 ; schedule of cost 613; order for assess- 
ment and colleelion 626 
Bellevue st., between Trull and Quincy sts., report, order 
notice a 175; hearing 195; order passed 2i0; schedule of 
cost 613; order for assessment aiul eolleclioii 626 
Bennington st.. between Bremen ;uul .Swift sts., petition a 402; 
rep.)rt, order notice 40S; hearing 470; order passed -172; 
schedule of cost 6U3; order for assessment and collection 
613 
Bickford St., between Heath and Meriden sts., report, order 
notice a 30J; hearing 305; order jiissed 32S ; schedule of 
cost 572; i-eport, order for .-issessnieMt and colleelion 5S7 
Bird St. (ward 24), petition a 381; report, order notice 392; 
hearing 393; order passed 3,)6; schedule of cost 613; 
order for assessinejit and eolleeiion 026 
Blue Hill av , abatements a 239, 320, 302; assessments 

a2:!9 
Blue Hill av., petitions a 144, 150; between Woodbine and 
EdgL-wood sis., report, order notice 175; hearing 195; 
order jjassed 210; selie<lule of cost 572; report, order for 
assessment and collection 587 
Blue Hill av., between tsehuyler and Wayne sts., petition 
a 144; report, order notice 175; hearing 195; order passed 
210; selieilule of cost 572; order for assessment aud col- 
lection 608 
Brighton av., between Chester and Kedesdale sts., report, 
order notice a 175; order i)assed 210; schedule of cost 6J3; 
order for assessment and collection 6!3 
Brighton st., abatements a 387, 48 I 
Border St., between White and Falcon sis., petition a 320; 

report, order notice 32S ; hearing 310 
Boston St., between Mt. Vernon and Kemp sts., petition 

a 378 
Bremen St.. abatements a 328, 397 
Brookline av , petition a 144 
Brooks St., abatement a 99 

Brookside av., between Green and Germania sts., report, 
order notice a 272; hearing 2S1; ordei- pissed 300; sched- 
ule of cost 003; order for assessment and collection 013 
Brunswick St., p'tilion a 231; order prisscd 2')3; scOiedulc of 

cost 5S2; order fir assessment .uid collection 6)8 
Brunswick av., order notice of intention to take land for sewer 
purposes a 472; hearing, ordi-r passed 497 
Sewer: report, order notice a 497; he:iriiig 506; older 
passed 524 ; schedule of cost 6J3; order for assessment 
and collection 613 
C St., petition a 218 
Cambridge st. (ward 4), petition a •'■|71 
Camden st., order for assessment and collection a 626 
Centre av., schedule of cost a 572; report, order for assess- 
ment and collection 587 
Centre st. (ward 23), bolween Wise pl.ace and AVyman place, 
order passed a 255; schedule of cost 572; report, order 
for assessment and collection 587 
Charles st. (w.ir.l 24), petition a 38S; report, order notice 390; 
hearing 4o;j; order i)issed 467; schedule of cost 572; 
report, order for assessment and colleelion 5S7 
Chauncy st , petition a 269; report, order notice 300; hear- 
ing ;i05; order p.assed 328; schedule of cost 582; order for 
assessment and collection 6118 
Chelsea st. (ward 3), between Vine and Medfordsls., petition 

a 393 
Chemical av. (ward 23) , petition a 453 

Chester st. (Brighton), b 'tween Gardner st. and Brighton 
av., report, order notice a 175; hearing 195; order p:issed 
210; schedule of cost 003; order for assessment and col- 
leelion 613 
Clapp St. (taking land for sewer), report, order notice a 396; 
he.-iring 403; order pa.sseil 401; (construction), order 
notice a 401; hearing 419; order pissed 4;;8; sediedule of 
cei.st 603; oreler for .assessment .-ind ceillection 013 
Cole-nmn si., pay fejr biiileling, oreler passed a 175 
Columbia st., near liuincy st~. (ward 21), jj-litlon a 103 
Columbus av., No. 216 to Berkeley St., pe-tition a 327 ; order 
jjassed 382; seludule of cost 6)3; order for as.sessment 
:ind collection 613 
Condor si., report, order notice a 32S: hearing 340 
Cottage St. (Deirchester), between Norfolk av. and N. Y. & 
N.F. R.lt., eireler passed a 175: scthe'dule of cost 572; 
rejieirt, orde^r for .-issessment and colleelion 587 
Collage St., between cation st. anti .N.Y.&N.K. U II., petition 
a 418; repeirl, order neitice 468; hearing 470; eirder passed 
472; schedule of cost 572; report, order for assessment 
and collection 587 
Columbia st., between Hancock St. and D.avenport av. (ward 

20), petition a 485 
Court St., between Tre'mont and Washingten sts., petition 
a 156; report, order notice 175; hearing 195; order passcei 
210; schedule of cost 0U3; order for assessment and 
collection 613 



INDEX TO PEOCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Lxni 



Crawford et. (ward 21), extension, petition a 3S4; order 

passed 472; scbcdulc of cost 582; order for assessment 

and collection 608 
Creek st. (Dorchester), abatement a 174 
Creigliton St. (Roxbiiry), petition a 204 
Crescent st., petition a 571 
Cumberland St., assessment a 86 
Cushintr av., petition a .384 

Custer St., abatements and assessment a 174, 32S, 382 
Decatur st. (Cliarlestown), petition a 144; report, order 

notice 175; liearinij 195; order passed 199; schedule of 

cost 582; order for ns.scssment and collection 60S 
Dello av., abatements a 99, 144, 174, 489; assessment a 489 
l)evonshire-st. extension, petition a 283;- order passed 286; 

schedule of cost 603; order for assessment and collection 

613 
Dorchester av. (ward 24), petition a 3SS; report, order notice 

396: liearini,'403; order passed 467 ; schedule of cost 572; 

report, order for assessment and collection 587 
Dale av., petition a 434; report, order notice 4ii8; hearing 

470; order passed 472; order for assessment and collec- 
tion 62iD 
Drajjer St., between Arcadia and Westville sts., petition 

a 120; report, order notice 175; hearing 195; order passed 

210; schedule of cost 572; report, order for assessment 

and collection 587 
Dudley St., near Humphrey st., oi'der passed a 300 
Ellery st , between Swett and Boston sts., petition a 234; 

report, order notice 272; hearing 284; order passed S'lO; 

schedule of cost 6u3; order for as.sessment and collection 

613 
Essex St., abatement a 239 

Petition a 269 ; report, order notice 300 ; hearing 305 ; 
order passed 328; schedule of cost 582; order for 
assessment and collection 608 
Eliot et. (ward 23), petition a 38S : report, order notice 392; 

hearing 393; order passed 396 
Fairfield St., abatement a 99 
Falmouth St., assessment a 86 
First St., abatement a 239 
Fourth St., abatement and assessment a 382 
Fulton place to Ni.rth St., petition a 418; report, order notice 

468; hearing 470; order passed 472 ; schedule of cost 5S2 
Farrington av., petition a 434; report, order notice 408; 

lieariiig 470; order passed 472; schedule of cost 603; 

order for assessment and collection 613 
Falmouth St., schedule of cost a 613; order for assessment 

and collection 626 
Greenwood av., abatement a 456 
H St., between Fouilli and Fifth sts., petition a 327 
Hancock St., abatement and assessment a 80 
Haj'ward St. (Roxhury), petition a 195 
Hazel St., abatement a 86 

Heath St., between BicUfordst. and Heath pi., petition a 283; 
report, order notice 300; hearing ;i05; order passed 
328; schedule of cost 572; report, order for assess- 
ment and collection 587 

Continuation fi-om Heath place, petition a 388 
Hofi'man st., abatement a 86 
Howiand st., petition a 234; order passed 253; schedule of 

cost 582; order for assessment and collection 608 
Hamilton av. (ward 24), petition a 402 

Harrison av., from Norfodi place to Bedford St., petition a 418 
Hancock st. (ward 24), abatements a4;2, 489 
Howard av., petition a 495 

Abatement a 497 
Harv.'!rd st , schedule of cost a 603; order for asses.sment and 

collection 613 
Huntingloi) ave., schedule of cost a 613; order for assessment 

and C(j1 lection 620 
Jeffiies Point, petition a 384 

Drainage, petition a 690 
Juniper St., petition a 173; report, order notice 2]0; order 

p.assed 239 
Keyes St., corner Washington St., petition a 359 ; report, order 

notice 387; hearing 388; order passed 392; schedule of 

cost 003; order for assessment and collection 613 
Leverett st., assessment a 86 
Lewis wharf, diversion of sewer, petition a 204 
Longwood av., pntilion to increa.se capacity a 453 
Lawrence st. (ward 5), fi'om Austin st. to Johnson av., peti- 
tion a 4^5; report, order notice 497; hearing 506 : remon- 
strance 520; order passed 558; schedule of cost 613; 

order for assessment and collection 62 l 
M St., between Second and Third sts., report, order notice 

a 175; order passed 210; schedule of cost 603; order for 

assessment and collection 613 
Madison st., petition a 3-59; order passed 302; schedule of 

cost 082; order for assessment and colleclion 608 
Margin.-d st., between Jefl'ries St. and B., R.B. & Lynn R R., 

])etition a 283 
Maytield-st. extension, petition a 25t; order passed 272; 
schedule of cost 572; report, order for assessment and 

coliertion 587 
Meriden St., abatement a 210, 467 
Mill St. (ward 24), abatement a 387 



Minden St., abatement and assessment a 174 

Monadnock st., order passed a 175; schedule of cost 672; 

report, order for assessment and colli'Ction 587 
Mt. Pleasant av., report, order notice a 175 ; hearing 195 ; order 

passed 210; remonstrance 234; report on remonstrance 

272; schcdide of cost 572; report, order for assessment 

and collection 587 
Munroest. (Roxbury), petition a 327; report, order notice 

387; liearing388; order passed 397 
Minot St., petition a 402; report, order notice 468; hearing 

470 ; order passed 472 
Monument court (Charlestown), petition a 485 
Newbern St., order passed a 345; schedule of cost 603; order 

for assessment and collection 613 
Neponset av., petition a 402; report, order notice 463; hear- 
ing 470 ; order passed 472 
North Centre St., petition a 418; report, order notice 46S; 

liearing 470; order passed 472; schedule of cost 582; 

order for assessment and collection 608 
Nixon av., petition a 470; order passed 472; schedule of cost 

003 ; oi'der for assessment and collection 613 
Neponset av., between Taylor and Walnut sts., petition 

a 462 
Parker St., Charlestown, petition a 340; report, order notice 

387; hearing 388; order passed 467 
Pitts St., abatements and assessments a 86; abatement a 174 
Posen St., petition a 340; order passed 382; schedule of 

cost 572; report, order for assessment and collection 687 
Putnam St., al)atement and assessment a 175 
Pratt St., petition a 393; rejiort order notice 468; hearing 470; 

order passed 472 
Pratt St. (ward 25), taking land, order notice a 508; hearing 

537; order passed 558; schedule of cost 603; order for 

assessment and collection 613 
Park St. (ward 24), order passed a 396; schedule of cost 572; 

report, order for assessment and collection 587 
Prison-point sewer, tide-gates, petition a 581 
Quiucy St. (ward 20), between Ceylon and Columbia sts., pe- 
tition a 453 
Russell St. (ward 4), petition a 495 

schedule of cost 603; order for assessment and collection 

6i3 
Redesdalc St., report, order notice al75; order passed 210; 

schedule of cost 603; order for assessjncnt and collection 

613 
Richmond st. (Charlestown), abatement a 195 
Riverside st. (Roxbury), petition a 195; order passed 199; 

schedule of cost 6u3; order for assessment and collection 

613 
Rutherford av., abatements a 99, 239 

Bavin St., near Blue Hill av., petition a 378; report, order 
notice 387; hearing 388; order passed 392; schedule 
of cost 613; order for assessment and collection 626 

Continuation to Blue Hill av., petition a 378 
Sawyer av., petition a 384 
Second st , between L and M sts., report, order notice a 175; 

hearing 195 ; order passed 210 ; schedule of cost 633 ; order 

for assessment and collection 613 
Sever St. (Charlestown), abatements and asessments a 210,468 
South wood St., petition a 283; report, order notice 300; heai-- 

ing305; order passed 328; schedule of cost 572; report, 

order for assessment and collection 587 
Sloughton St. (ward 24), between Sumner and Pleasant sts., 

petition a 234; remonstrance 248 
Thornton St., petilion a 173; report, order notice 210; order 

passed 239; selieduleof cost 572; report, order for assess- 
ment and collection 587 
Trull St. (Dorchester), near Bellevue St., report, order notice 

a 175; hearing 195; order passed 210; schedule of cost 

613; order for assessment and collection 626 
TJlmer St., abatement and assessment a 174 
Virginia av., abatement and assessment a 497 
Walnut St., abatement and assessment a 174 
Washington st., abatement a 450 

Corner Keyes st., petition a 359; report, order notice 
387; hearing 388; order passed 392; schedule of cost 
603 

Near Greenwood .st. (ward 23), petition a 384; report, 
order notice 392; liearing 393; order passed 397 
Wayne st., petition a 144; report, order notice 175; order 

passed 210; schedule of cost 682; order for assessment 

and collection 60S 
West Cottage St., extension to Woodville sq., petition a 254; 
report, order notice 328; hearing 340; order passed 
382; selieduleof cost 582; order for assessment and 
collection 60S 

Petition a 209 
Winship st. (Brighton), petition a 195 
Woodville sq., report, order notice a 328; hearing 340; order 

passed 382; selieduleof cost 582; order for assessment 

.'iiid collection 008 
Walden St., abatements a 397, 456 

West Walnut park (v.'ard 23), petitions a 402,453; report, 
order notice 497 ; hearing 506; order passed 524; schedule 
of cost 603 ; order for assessment and collection 613 
Walnut av., abatement a 497 



I.XIV 



IXDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



ImjiTonfd Htwfrage — 

Joint Kpccial committee a 3, c 5, 203 

Buil Jiiii^ at Old Harbor I'oint wharf: petition referred 

c rj; report, order paswed a 40 
Protection of wat<;r supply : metropolitan drainage — see 

Water 
Ucport of metropolitan drainage comraissioners, order 

passed to print a 59, c 62 
Damai;*; to estate on Oak and Clapp sta., petition a 144 ; 

referred 270 
Discliari^e into Dorchester bay, order for board of health 
to report a 161 , c 164 ; report, referred a 222, c 2S0, a 2;i6 
Contract with N. V. Palmer & Co., part payment and 

moiiifieation autliorized v 417, a \\^ 
Pay due deceased employe a 406, c 412 
Temporary conduit to Squantum, order to report a 525, 
c526 
$1,501,00 J additional appropriation: request referred a 223 ; 

report, r>r(ler» passed a 236, 248, c 260 
Damau'e to e.-tate •»6-6ii8 I^orchester av., petition a 195 
'j"raii!-Ier of lands — see I-aiids 

IJischartre of sewai;e into Dordiester bay, remonstrance a24S 
Pay due I) X. Jettrey, deceased, order jiassed a 286, c 287; 
rescinded, new order passed a 310, c 311 
Bhapleigh, J. W.— 

318 and 320 Commonwealth av., sidewalk, petition a li3; 
order passed 197 
Bhaw Fire Escape Ladder Manufacturing Co.— 

I'etition that city purchase one of their machines a 283, 287 
Bhaw, .Joseph P. — 

Brookliiie av , wooden addition to building, permit a 40, c 43 
Shaw, .Joseph P., ft al. — 

Brookliiie av., from Chemical av. to Boylston st., macadam- 
izing, sidewalk, petition a 39 
Broobline av., sewer, petition a 144 
Shaw, lUbecea T.— 

Melville av., near Washington st. (ward 24), stable, petition 

a 53; permit 74 
Melville av. (Dorchester), edgestones, petition a 384; order 
passed 390 
Shawmut avenue — 

E.xteiision : damages a 58 

8team-eni;ine : Xo. 343, petition, order notice a 96; hearing 

144; permit 158 
Lyinijin hospital : N'o. 767, petition a 269 ; permit 284 
Elecirio lii,'ht : junction Tremont St., petition a 453; order 

pafsed .540; report 626 
Lamps : petition a 485 ; report 625 
Shawmut place — 

Cost of exlendins to Washington St. laying out as public 
street, request for report, order passed a 558, c 567 
Shea, Catherine — 

B St., near Third St., personal injuries, petition a 221 
Sheafe street (Charlestown) — 

Lamps : petition a 560 
Shed, .Jo.seph G. — 

Wareham st., new agreement to convey land, order passed 
a 472, c 477 
Sheehan, Catherine- 
Saratoga St., sidewalk abatement, petition a 173; order passed 
2;w 
Sheehan, Maurice, ft al. — 

Comniereial St., between Dorchester av. and Pleasant st. 
(ward 24), sprinkling, petition a 204; order passed 225 
Sbeehy, Dennis — 

Permit to move wooden building a 382 
Shelby street — 

Lamps : petition a 221 
Shelfoii, Stephen- 
Broadway, e.vtension from Albany to Washington sts., $85 
damages, order passed a 541 
Shelton street (ward -.^4) — 

Stiible: near Adams St., petition a 359 
Layiiii; out : damages a 450 
Shepard, KmilyK. — 

Corinth st", laying out and extension from Washington to 
Brandon .'^ts., $.!)75 damages, order passed a 564 
Shepard, ll.irvey >'. — 

Appointed on commission to investigate water supply 423 
Shepard street (Brighton) — 

Edgestone, sidewalk : abatements a 23, 56, 194 
Sidewalk abatements a 150, 175, 195 
Sidewalk abatements; petition a 234; order passed 2.16 
Order passed a 256 
Petition a 195 ; order passed 251 
Stables ; rear horse-car stable, petition a 269 ; permit 284 
Shepherd street — 

Macadamizing: between Washington and Union eta., peti- 
tion a 21 
Sherboiirne, It., ft al. — 

Canal St., .It B. & M. depot, crossing, petition a 297 
Sherburne & Co.— 

53 Oliver si., steam-engine, petition, order notice a 14; hear- 
ing rS; permit 73 
Sheridan avenue (wiird 2:5) — 

Stable : corner Terrace av., permit a 454 



Sherman, George W. — 

Appointed weigher of coal a 571 
Sherman street (ward 21) — 

litables : rear Xo. :j2, petition a -IIS; leave to withdraw 465 

X'o. 32, petition a 495; permit 558 
Petition to put in order a 470 
Sherman street (ward 4) — 

Wooden building: erection near Fred St., petition a 305; per- 
mit a ?,1%, c 331 
Sherwin, Thomas — 

Elected city collector a 270, c 275; bond approved a 434 
Sherwin, Thomas, ft al. — 

lievere St. (ward 23), crosswalk, petition a 297 
Shevlin, Patrick F. — 

lieimbursement of money paid for license, petition a 462; 
report, leave to withdraw a 524, c 526 
Shields, William, ft al.— 

Temple place (ward 24), lamps, petition a 182; report 625 
Shurlleti court (ward 4) — 

.Stables : near llniberford av., petition a 305; permit 325 

Petition a 4IS; permit 437 
Wooden building: near Ilutherford av., erection, petition 
a 418; permit a 466, c 477 
Sidwell, Alfred A.— 

Appointed public weigher a 204 
Sigourney street — 

l.amps: pr-tition a 418 
Silloway, Cliarles E. — 

.\ppointed second assistant city messenger c 183, a 195 
.Simmon, M. M. — 

Per>onal injuries, petition a 402; leave to withdraw a 488, 
c492 
Simmons, Eugene, ^< nl. — 

Intersection of Seventh and I sts. (fj. B.), crosswalk, petition 
a 234; report 419 
Simmons, Simon — 

.\p|)<)iiited constable a 402, 419 
Simmons street — 

Steam-engine : hearing a 195; permit 209 
Simons, E. H. — 

299 Dorchester street, lettered lantern, petition a 485; permit 
507 
Simpson, Daniel — 

Fourth St., sewer assessment a 382 
Sinclair, A. .S. — 

33-35 Xewbiiry St., party wall, reimbursement for cost, peti- 
tion a 462 
Sinking funds — 

Appropriations required a 85 

Ordinance in relation to tinance, report, change inexpedient 

c 95, a 96 
Commissioner elected a 223, c 223 
Annual report a 297 
Treasurer: city treasurer authorized to accept the office 

a .300, 305, c 311, 331 ; certificate of election a :i08 
Old materials of Warren bridge, order passed a 557, 560, c 568 
Sixth street- 
Grade damages : petition a 254 
Edgestones, sidewalk;* : corner X st., petition a 402 
Steaniengine and boiler: near P st , petition, order notice 

a 48i ; hi-ariug -52-^ ; permit 539 
Stable : rear X'o. 525, petition a 495; permit .=>08 
Coasting: between G atid K sts., petition a 0o3 
Skelton, Martha II.— 

Kulherfiird .av., sewer abatement a 99 
Slade, Lucius, alderman — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on st.ite aid 3; improved sewerage 3; 
funeral corpor.alion counsel 13; armories 14; markets, 
wiightsand mea.sun s 14; paving 14; poriee 14 (resigned 
26); public institutions 14; surveyor's department 14; 
transfer of powers of aldermen ^2; prison inspection 24, 
72; petition of William Frost 42; auditor's estimates 
l:il; fourth of .Inly 173; assessors, special 2<}9: conference 
on salaries 378; wires ."592; funeral ex-mayor Xorcrosa 
401 ; funeral ex-raayor Qiiincy 5U4 
Remarks : 

Death of corporation counsel 13 

Police commissioners 22, 193 

Underground wires 24, 379 

Frost- Whitten cont.sted election case 31 

Kemoval of snow 60 

Office of niayr)r 97 

Method of counting ballots 110 

N.Y. & Boston Inland Uailroad location 157 

Sealer of weights and measures 161 

New bridge to Charlestcwn 177, 474, 499 

Appropriation bill 196, 222 

Supt. of (Jranite bridge 198 

Pay of teamsters 198 

Sale of Ch.arlestown navy yard 226 

Improved sewerage appropriation 238 

Paving Devonshire st. 251, 271 

Probation olli;ers 2"»5 

Assistant harbor master's salary 284 

Pay of laborers 306, 341, 361 



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Uoliday to city employes 323 
Church Gn-cn 324 
Electric lights 345 
Removal of fences 379 
Ice for engine-houses 381 
Bicycle track on Common 407 
Wells Memorial Association, bay-windows 390 
Watering streets paved vv'ith asphalt 468 
Police head-quarters 487 
Paving Ohio street 495 
Death of ex-mayor Quincy 504 
Omnibus line from Brookline 523 
Petition of Elisha Deware 656 
Widening Warren bridge 562 
Revised ordinances 583 
Dumping snow on Common 586 
Regulation of vehicles in streets 592 
Eagle on Old State Honse 602 
Tracks on Chelsea bridge 604, 614 
Blade, William J.— 

Portland-st. widening, $1900 damages, order passed a 310 
Slattery, JohnF.— 

Elm St., Orient Heights (ward 1), stable, petition a 434; 
permit 454 
Sleeper, Jacob, et al. — 

Arch St., between Franklin and ililk sts., paving, petition a 156 
Bromfield St., electric light, petition a 560 
Small, A. M.— 

104 Mt. I'leasant av., sidewalks, petition a 283; order passed 
298 
Small Brothers — 

571 Washington St., electric light, petition a 53 
Corner Washington and Bromfield sts., lamp, petition a 393 
Small, D. J.,f<n/.— 

Dorchester av., between Adams st. and Washington village, 
paving, petition a 14 
Smart, Richard- 
Adams St. (ward 25), steam-engine and boiler, hearing a 419; 
permit 613 
Smart, William B.— 

Elected first assistant assessor a 97, c 100 
Smith & Nevins — 

Sprinkling certain streets, petition a 156; permit 175 
Smith, Annie L. — 

Dartmouth St., corner Commonwealth av., personal injuries, 
petition a 156 
Smith, Austin li. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Smith, Charles — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Smith, Charles W.— 

Elected first assistant assessor c 242, a 250, c 260 
Smith, (Jark— 

Parsons St., relocation, §1800 damages, order passed a 300 
Smith, Esther W.— 

Mill St., sewer abatement, order passed a 387 
Edgestones, petition a 388 
Smith, Gamaliel— 

Newland St., personal injuries, petition c 594 
Smith, George H. — 

Edge wood st. (ward 21), stable, petition a 418; permit 465 
Smith, Hattie U.— 

Dale av., sewer, petition a 434; report, order notice 468; 
hearing 470; order passed 472 
Smith, Horace — 

Elected first assistant assessor a 97, c 100 
Smith ( G. \V. & 8.) Iron Co.— 

Farnham St., rear Gerard st. (ward 20), wooden addition to 
building, petition a 59; permit a 86, c 87 
Smith, J. J., eUiL— 

Cambridge St., renumbering, petition a 156 
Smith, Joseph- 
Stand on Common, petition a 297; leave to withdraw a 309, 
e 311 
Smith, Nathan G., councilman (ward 21) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed: committee on improved sewerage 5; public insti- 
tutions 20; police investigation 19; water 20; fourth July 
203; new Cambridge bridge 484 
Remarks : 

Assault on patrolman Powers 18 

Lighting high and Latin school drill-hall 49 

Ward 22 contested election 93, 1U4 

Appropriation bill 186,219 

Salary of corporation counsel 213 

Case of police commissioner before Supreme court 217 

Rescinding a ballot 243 

Salaries 311, 334 

Trinity square 314, 351 

Salary of inspector of vinegar 332 

Water meters and inspectors 352 

Police commissioner Wales 415 

Report of inspector of vinegar 415 

Access to public institutions 432 

Water-board repair shop 493 

Waste-water decectors 515 



Smith, N. S.— 

188 Fifth St. (ward 14), stable, petition a 560; permit 574 
Smith, Patrick J.— 

Rear 14 Poplar St., stable, petition a 297; leave to withdraw 
343 
Smith, Peter E. K.— 

Appointed assistant harbor master a 283 
Sraitli street — 

Crosswalk : at Faxon court, petition a 327 ; report 343 
Sidewalks: No. 93-95, petition a 485; order passed 496 
No. 83-89. petition a 520; order passed 540 
Smith, Thomas H. — 

Corner Walnut and Westminster avs., sidewalk, petition 
a 269 
Smith, Thomas M. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Smith, William- 
First St., injuries to child, petition a 393 
Market st., temporary closing, ijetition a 402 ; permit 419 
Smith, William A., (t riL — 

Sherman St., petition to put in order a 470 
Smith, AVilliam H.— 

Appointed public weigher a 204 
Smith, William L.— 

Appointed public weigher a 156 
Smith, W^illiam N.— 

-Appointed public weigher a 221 
Smith, Winnifred — 

Child St. (Jamaica Plain), laying out from Call to Lee St., 
$150 damages, order passed a 148, 211 
Smyrna street — 

Grading, etc. : petition a 283; order passed 343 
Smyth, Edwin R. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419; officer to make complaint in 
cases of neglected children 418 
Snell, Henry M., et al. — 

Centre av. (Dorchester), grading, petition a 305 
Snelling, S. G.— 

Parker St., near Mills st. (ward 22), stable, petition a 221; 

permit 237 
Parker st. , from Boylston St., plank walk, petition a 485; re- 
port 572 
Snow, Benjamin M., et al. — ^ 

Shawmutav., Middlesex and Castle sts., lamps, petition a 485; 
report 625 
Snow, Edmund F — 

Elected representative a 525 
Snow, Edmund F., ft al. — 

Employment for Maurice Maroney, petition a 574 
Social Law Library, i^roprietors of — 

Petition for annual appropriation a 537; order passed 553 
Sohier, William, et al. — 

llunnemau St., lamps, petition a 234 
Solarized Rubber Clothing Co. — ■ 

Western av. near Harvard av. (ward 25), wooden build- 
ings: erection, petition a 506; permit 558 
Soldiers' relief— see State aid 
Soley, John — 

Movement of wooden buildings : from 68 Lewis st. to 95 
Border st. (ward 2), petition a 120; permit 148 
From 43 White st. across said street, petition a 120 ; per- 
mit 148 
From 169 London st. to 196 Havre st. (ward 1), petition 

a 120; permit 148 
From Byron St., corner Cooper st. (wai-d 1), to Pope St., 

near Moore st. (ward 2), petition a 120; permit 148 
From 98 Lewis st. to 93 Border st. (ward 2), petition 

a 120; permit 148 
From ilO i^ewie st. to 44 Haynes st. (ward 2), petition 

a 144; permit 158 
From 28 White st. to 65 Brooks st. (ward 1), petition 

a 173 
Two wooden buildings, permit a 175 
From rear 65 Saratoga st. to Chaucerst. (ward 1), petition 

221 
From Liverpool st. to No. 63, petition a 221 
From 70-72 Lewis st. to 169-171 Sumner st. (ward 1), 

petition a 221 
From 36 to 63 Liverpool st. (E.B.), petition a 254 
From Condor St., opposite Brook st., to same street oppo- 
site Putnam st. (ward I), petition a 283 
From rear 110 Lewis St. to Havre, near Marion st. 

(ward 2) , petition a 283 ; permit 298 
Petitions for leave to move wooden buildings a 195, 204 

Permits a 209, 225, 270, 382 
From Columbia st. to Main st. (Charlestown), permit 

a 419 
On London st. (ward 2), from No. 63-65 to No. 52-54, 

Ijetition a 4.34; permit 4.")5 
From No. .59 to No. 71 London st. (ward 2), petition 

a 453; permit 465 
From Bremen st. corner Putman st. to vacant land off 
Porter st. (ward 1) , petition a 453 ; permit 465 
Soley street (Charlestown) — 
■ Claims : personal injuries c 594 
'Solicitor, city— see Law department 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Somerset street — 

Electric light: corner Howard st., exijensc, petition a 221; 
report 0-6 
Sunierville, city of — 

Prison I'oint fl.its, order for conference— see Health 
South Huston Iron C-'o. — 

(iraiiite Ht., near Richards st. (ward 13), wooden addition to 
buildiiii;, petition a "248; pi-nuit a 265, c 260 
Bouth Huston 11. l{. Co. — 

C St., from Sixth »t. to E St., location, petition a 144; order 
notice 148; liearing lOr) ; permit 2U9 

E St., throuifh Ninth and Dorchester sts. to East Eighth st., 
track, petition a 144; order notice 148; hearing lUo; per- 
mit 2Uy 

East Eighth St., track, petition a 144; order notice 148; hear- 
ing 195; permit 20^/ 

Bcvenih st., location, petition a 144; order notice 148; hearing 
19,'i; permit 20U 

West Broadway, location, report, order notice a 197; hearing 
234 

Harrison av. and \Vashing1on St., use of Met. U.Il. tracks, 
report, order notice a 19" ; hearing 234 

East Second and 1' sts., location, petition a 221; order notice 
238 ; hearing 26J ; order passed 298 

33d location accepted a 222 

Temporary change and use of tracks on Federal st. and Har- 
rison av., authorized a 2t-5 

East Second st., near I' st. (ward 14), wooden bui ding, erec- 
tion, petition a 234; permit a 255, c 200 

Federal st., temporary connection with Union Freight U.Il., 
petition a 283 

Corner Dover and Washington sts., temporary curve, peti- 
tion a 283 

34th location accepted a 308 

Kneelaiid and Lincoln sis., tracks, report, order notice a 382; 
hearing oSS ; permit 4o5 

35lh location aceijited a 418 

Knerland, Eliot, Hoylston sts., Park sq., Columbus av., etc., 
iDcaticns, petition a 434 

Wet-t Broadway and H:irrison av., tracks, petition a 434; re- 
port, order notice 507 ; lR:iiing555; inimil.''88 
South Hoslon U.K. t'o. and other railroad C( mpauies — 

Petition that sup't of streets and c< mmittee on paving may 
gr:int ii nipor.-iry locations a 254; report 270 
South Boston R.U. C . <i al.— 

.Junction tederal and Kiieel.md sts., and Mt. Washington av., 
electric light, petilion a 393; report 626 
South Boston Saving.-* Bank — 

Conciilions in deed to Deborah A. Sears, petition a 209; leave 
to withdraw a 329, e 331 

802 and 808 East Third St., edgestones, sidewalk, petition 
a 359 ; order passed 382 
South Boston Vachl Club — 

East Sixth St., near Q st. (ward 14), wooden addition to 
building, petition a 248; permit a 255, c 260 
South Market street — 

Electric-light poles : petition a 269; permit 299 
South street (ward 12) — 

Widening: from East to Kneeland St., resolve and order 
a 145 ; passed a 157, c 164, 201 
Damages a 211, 225, 238, 2.5;i, 286, 329, 574, 008, 026; Bow- 

dilcli-scliool estate a :!20, e 3;J1 
Lots in re.ir of East-sl. place primary school-house — see 
Schools 

O rade of edgestonc : between East and Kneeland sts., order 
passed a 209 

Steam-engine: Xo. 81, petition, order notice a 281; hearing 
321, permit 328 

Bay-window : Xo. 200-210, petition, order notice a 388; hear- 
ing 3U3; leave to withdraw 46') 

Grading, paving: from East to Kneeland St., order p:issed a 390 

Telegraph poles : between Beach and Kneeland sts., removal, 
petition a 39:i 

Kelocation, petition a 434 

Sidewalks, edgestones : No. 95, order passed a 404 

Middlesex II. K. location: petition a 418 
South street (ward 23) — 

Crosswalk : near Uoslindale depot, petition a 378; report 386 

Hitching post : opposite Walter St., permit a 3S2 

Wooden building: movement to rear 44 Keyes St., petition 
a 571 ; permit 587 
South street (ward 25) — 

Grading, macadamizing: between Lake and Foster sts., peti- 
tion a 21 

Lamps : jietition a 485 
South Eden street (Charlestown) — 

Steam-engine: No. 10, petition, order notice a 563; hearing 
602; permit 613 
Souther, .John, & Co. — 

Blake st. (Ward 15), stable, petition a 269; permit 284 
Southwood street — 

Sewer: petition a 283; report, order notice 300; h(raring .305; 
order passed 328 ; schedule of cost 572; report, order for 
assessment and collection 537 
Southwonh, Asa- 
Appointed constable a 402, 419 



Sowdon, Philip, jr. — 

Sprinkling streets, petition a 144; permit 175 
Spach, Henry F.— 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Spear, George A. — 

Appointed fence-viewer a 270, c 275 
Spear, .James N. — 

Appointed public weigher a 221 
Spclman, Mrs. P. 11 — 

130 Broadway, lamp, petition a 53 
Spenee, Isabella \V., executrix- 
Broadway extension, $1000 damages, order passed a 274 
Spenee, H. L. — 

21 Curve st. and 160 Tyler si., $2400 gr.".de damages, order 
passed 391 
Spenceley, Christopher .T. — 

Ward 10, contested election, petition c 7; report, leave to 
withdraw 82 
Spenceley, C-hristopher J., et al. — 

West Walnut i>:irk (ward 23), sewer, petition a 402; report, 
order notice 497 ; hearing 506; order passed 524 
Spencer, Avis S., et nl — 

Dinilow St. (ward 19), lamps, petition a 520; report 626 
Spinney, l-xlwin B. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Spinney, Edwin B. — 

East Ninth St., near K St., edgestones, sidewalk, petition a 384 ; 
order p.issed 390 
Spinney, Thomas M. — 

180 K St., sidewalk, petition a 108; order passed 419 
Spooner, Nathaniel, ft at. — 

Michigan av., sidewalk, petition a 120 
Spooner, N. — 

Michigan av., sidewalk, petition a 173 
Sprague, Henry II. — 

Eh'cted representative a 525 
Sprague, M. T. — 

AUston sq. (ward 25), stable, petition a 383; permit 396 
Spring Park street (ward 23) — 

Macadamizing: p'tition a 21 

Grading, edgestones, etc. : from Centre St. to A St., petition 
Ji 120; order passed 309 

Compensation for use of land: corner Chestnut av., petition 
a 4)3 
Spurr, Foster JI. — 

Appointed first assistant city messenger c 181, a 195 
St. Chai les street— 

Ketaining wall : order passed a 390 

Edgestones, sidewalks: No. 26-30, petition a 495; order 
passed .')07 
St. James avenue — 

Telephone posts : remonstranco a 248 
St. Mary's (."hurch — 

Kiehmond st. (Charlestown), sewer abatement a 195 
Stables — 

City stables — see Health 

Unnamed St., rear Cambridge St., near Somervilleliue (ward 
4) a 254, 272 

Private way otl" Fremont st. (ward 24) a 581, 609 

AUston St., corner Brighton av. a 96, 109 
Corner M:ilher st. (ward 24) a 571 

AUston sq (ward 25) a 388, .396 

Appleton St. (ward 16) a 254, 28i 

Avon av. (ward 23) a 173, 197 

A St., rear, n<'ar Souther's building (ward 13) a 402, 420 

Ashley av.. Orient Heights (wardl) a 434, 454 

Alden pl.iee (ward 23) a4.'>3, 465 

Arlington place (ward 25) a 520, 540 

Beacon st.. rear Xo. 318 a 3S4, 391 
No. 322 (ward 11) a 555, .503 

Bermington st., corner Harmony st. (ward 1) a 320, 328 

Berry st. (Uoslindale, ward 23) a 156, 174 

Blake st. (ward 15) a 26J, '284 

Brighton av., corner AUston st. a 96, 109 

Between Harvard av. and Bapti-st church (ward 25) a 388, 
39ii 

Brookline av., rear I.ongwood av. (ward 22) a 340, 361 

Burroughs st., near Centre st. (ward 23) a 234, 250 

Blue Hill .av., ne.ar Lawrence av. (ward 24) a 393, 405 

Boulwell St. (ward 24) a 453, 465 

Brooks St., corner Kalcon St. (ward 2) a 495. 508 

Bellevue St., near Trull st. (ward '24) a 495, 503 

Baker st.. Brook Farm (ward 23) a 520, 540 

Bolton St., No. 05 (ward 13) a 555, 0o9 

Byron st., near Pope st. (ward 1) a 555, 563 

Blake st.. near Boston st. (ward 15) a 581, 609 

Carruth St., corner Van Winkle st. (ward 24) a 22 

Central av., near Kiver st. (ward 24) a 22 

Charles st., near Baker st. (ward 23) a 39, 74 

Chestnut st., rear No. 103 a 305 
No. 138-140 (ward 9) a 297, 309 

Conant St., No. 1.30 (ward 22) a 53, 74 

Condor St., No. 81 (ward 1) a 248, 284 

ColUige place (ward 23) a 297, 309 

Cottage St. (ward 24) a 384, 391 

Culvert St., near Tremont st. (ward 19) a 359, 382 



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Condor st., near Putnam et. ('wavd 1) a 393, 405 

Cherry St., rear No. 42 (ward 20) a 462, 497 

Carlton st. (ward 24) a 495, 508 

Commercial st. (ward 24), near railroad a 506, 524 

Commercial court, No. 6 (ward 6) a 520, 540 

Cedar St., near River st. (ward 24) a 537, 609 

Dorchester av., near Creek st. (ward 24) a 327, 385 

Dove St., near E st. (ward 14) a 39, 74, 248, 255 

Dudley st., rear No. 701 (ward 20) a 3.^'8, 396 

East Dedham st. (ward 17), Nos. 105 and 107 a 108, 121 

Everett st., near Wilton St. (ward 25) a 384, 391 

Exchange st., No. 4 (ward 24) a 196, 210 

Elmore St., near Mayfair St. (ward 21) a 393, 405 

Edgewood st. (ward 21) a 418, 465 

Elm St., Orient Heights (ward 1) a 434, 454 

Egleston sq., corner ^Vashillgton st. (ward 21) a 462, 497 

Eliot St., No. 21 (ward 10) a 625 

Federal st.. No. 304 (ward 12) a 269, 284, 300 

Fifth St., rear No. 526 a 384, 396 

No. 687 (ward 14) a 195, 237 

No. 188 (ward 14) a 660, 574 
Foster's wharf a 340, 361 

Fuller St., near Dorchester av. (ward 24) a 156, 174 
Farriugton St., near Washington av. (ward 1) a 3h3, 437 
Florence st., near Poplar st. (ward 23) a 402, 420 
Foster st., near South St. (ward 25) a 402, J20 
Forest Hills st. near Green st. (ward 23) a 453, 465 
Farrington st. (ward 1) a 462, 497 

Frothingham av., near Rutherford av. (ward 5) a 606, 524 
Gardner St., near Linden a 96, 109 
Gerard St., corner Howard St. (ward 20) a 297, 343 
Glen St. (ward 24) a 195, 223 
Green st., near Union av. (ward 23) a .340, 361 
Grove St., near German st. (ward 23) a '^97, 309 
Glen Road, near Elmo st. (ward 24) a :!88, 396 
Garfield av., near Corey st. (ward 23) a 388, 396 
H St., between Second and 'I'hird sts. (ward 14) a 195, 223 
Harvard St., near School st. (ward 24) a 340, 361 
Haynes st. (E.B.) a 21. 86 

House of Correction grounds (ward 14) a 378, 385 
Huntington av., near Roslindale av. (ward 23) a 269, 284 
Hamilton court (ward 4) a 402, 437 
Jeflries St., between Sumner and Everett sts. (ward 2) a 234, 

250 
Keyes St., No. 62 a 234, 260 
Liberty st.. No. 6 (ward 15) a 204, 237 
Locust St., No. 6 (ward 16) a 340, 361 
Longwood av.. No. 120 (ward 22) a 418, 466 
Linden St., near Noilh Beacon st. (ward 25) a 506, 524 
Lincoln St., near Market st. (ward 25) a 537, 558 
Lime St., No. 68 (ward 9) a 560, 574 
Maple St., coiner Schuyler st. (ward 21) a 248, 255 

Near Schuyler st. (ward 21) a 378, 385 
Marginal st. (E.li.), near B., R B. and Lynn R.R. a 327, 343 
Mather St., No. 19 (ward 24) a 320, 328 
Maverick st., near Cottage st. (ward 2) a 195, 210 

No. 197 (ward 2) a 453, 465 
Melville av. (ward 24) a 388,396 

Near Washington st. (ward 24) a 53, 74. 297, 309 
Mill St., Nob. 24 and 26 (ward 4) a 305, 325 
Milford place (ward 19) a .393, 405 

Medford St., opposite North Jifeade st. (ward 4) a'402, 420 
Murdock st., near Sparhawk st. (ward 25) a 462, 471 
Mt. Hope St., rear, near Hyde Park av. (ward 23) a 556, 563 
Newbury St., corner Chester Park st. (ward 11) a 120, 147 

Near Hereford st. (ward 11) a 195, 210 

No. 350 a 283, 309 
North Bennett st. (ward 6) a 21, 58 

No. 10 (ward 6) a 144 

No. 12, removal a 53 
N St., corner Eighth st. (ward 14) a 39.'!, 405 
Oriole St., corner Highland st. (ward 23) a 204, 223 
Ottawa St. (ward 21) a 14, 21, 58 
Oakman St., between Walnut and Taylor sts. (ward 24) a 620, 

540 
Parker st. (ward 22), near Mills st. a 221, 237 
Pearl-st. wharf (ward 12) a 234, 250 
Pine St., No. 11 a 305, 361, 383 
Pond St. (ward 23) a 173 
Poplar St., rear No. 14 a 297, 343 
Prospect av., near Baker st. (ward 23) a 22 
Plympton St., near Harrison av. (ward 17) a 393, 405 
Roslin av., corner Washington st. (ward 23) a 254, 272 
Roslin St., opposite Harlcy st. (ward 24) a 384, 391 
Rutherford av. (ward 6) a 26y, 284 
Reed's court. No. 17 (ward 20) a 470, 485 
Sargent St., near Howard av. (ward 20) a 254, 272 
Sargent's wharf (ward 10), next to No. 6 a 22 
Savin st. (ward 21) a 173, 197 

Near Blue Hill av. (ward 21) a 120, 237, 258 
Schuyler St., corner Maple st. (ward 21) a 248, 255 
Second St., No. 176 (ward 13) a 221, 237 
Seventh St., No. 563 (ward 14) a 195, 210 
Bhelton St., near Adams st. (ward 24) a 359 
Shepard st., rear horse-car stables (ward 25) a 269, 284 
Shurtleff court, near Rutherford av. (ward 4) a 305, 325 



Shurtleff court (ward 4) a 418, 437 
Sumner St., No. 39 (ward 2) a 144 

Near Everett school-house a 384, 391 
Sherman St., rear No. 32 (ward 21) a 418, 465 
Sheridan av., corner Terrace av. (ward 23) a 454 
Sherman St., No. 32 (ward 21) a 495, 558 
Sixth St., rear No. 525 (ward 14) a 495, 508 
Tremont St., corner Nortliampton st. (ward 18) a 359, 382 
Tremont St., near Oak sq. (ward 25) a 470, 497 
Tremont st.. No. 1425, a 434, 454 
Trenton St., No. 143 (ward 2) a 340, 382 
Tyler St., No. 105 (ward 12) a 72, 98 
Terrace av., corner Sheridan av. (ward 23) a 454 

Orient Heights (ward 4) a 506, 568 
Union, near Shepard st. (ward 25) a 156, 174 
Vale St., No. 21 (ward 21) a 495, 608 
Wales St. (ward 24) a 195, 210 
Walnut av.. No. 209 (ward 21) a 320, 328 
Near Muuroe st. (ward 21) a 327, 343 
Corner Dale st. (ward 21) a 378, 385 
Ward St., rear No. 16 (ward 22) a 378, 385 
Warren st., No. 630 (ward 21) a 327, 343 
Washington St., near Torrey st. (ward 24) a 195, 210 
Waverley st.. No. 64 (ward"21) a 72, 86 
West Cottage st. (ward 20) a 221, 2^4 

Near Blue Hill av. (ward 20) a 120, 147 
Weston St., No. 19 (ward 19) a 147 
Worcester St., No. 1 (ward 18) a 84, 121 
Whiting St., rear No. 53 (ward 22) a378, 385 
Whitney st. (ward 22) a 384, 437, 453, 465 
Walnut park (ward 21) a 462, 471 
Wayne st. (.ward 21) a 520, 540, .560, 574 
Worthington st.. No. 6 (ward 23) a 520, 558 
Waverley St., near Western av. (ward 25) a 555, 563 
West Chester park, corner Boylston st. (ward 11) a 555, 553 
Stack, James H., councilman (ward 12) — 
Oaths of ofllce 1 

Appointed : committee on Mt. Hope and Cedar Grove 
cemeteries 20; new Cambridge bridge 484 
Stafi'ord, (Jharles P.— 

Appointed weigher and inspector of bundle hay a 193 
Stafford street — 

Sidewalks : No. 4, petition a 156; order passed 361 

Corner Blue Hill av., petition a 248; order passed 361 
No. 6, petition a 269 

Nos. 1-11, 8 and 10, petition a 384; order passed 391 
No. 14, petition a 393 
Stall, W. W., et al.— 

Brooks St., plank walk, from Paneuil st. to Faneuil station, 
petition a 120 ; order passed 308 
Standard Buttonhole Co.— 

Corner Tremont and Mason sts., steam-engine, petition, 
order notice a 168 ; hearing 205 ; jjermit 223 
Standard Sugar refinery — 

Granite St., near Richards st. (ward 13), wooden addition to 

building, petition a 234; permit a 255, c 260 
A St., tracks, petition a 305; First and Granite sts., report, 
order notice 382; hearing 388; permit 405, 471 
Stanhojoe street — 

Steam-engines: petition, order notice a 55; hearing 96 
Staniford street — 

Extension : report, assigned c 528; accepted c 56S; order for 
street commissioners to report to next citj' council, passed 
c 569, a 571 
Stanton, John — 

Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 160 
Stanton, M. E.— 

Sprinkling streets in city, petition a 173; permit 197 
Starbird, George M. — 

Sever st. (Charlestown), sewer abatement a 210 
Stark, Hannah — 

466, 46S, 470 East Seventh St., sidewalk, petition a 393; order 
passed 405 
Starrett, William N.— 

Elected first assistant assessor a 97, c 100 
State aid- 
Special committee a 3 
Committee authorized to make payments, employ paymaster 

and clerical assistance a 3 
Quarterly reports of paymaster a 14, 197 
State street- 
Iron post for telephone cables: opposite Congress st., peti- 
tion a 555 ; permit 572 
Station street — 

Railroad crossing — see Boston & Providence Railroad 
Statues — 

Paul Revere: order passed, committee appointed a 397; re- 
port, order passed, committee appointed a 403 
Steadman, Daniel B., jr. — 

Hancock st. (Dorchester), sewer abatement, order passed 
a 489 
Steam-engines — 

Standing committee a 14, 72 

Unnamed street oH' Cambridge St., near Stark st., petition, 

order notice a 96; hearing 144; permit 158 
Amory st. permit a 16 



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INDEX TO PKOCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Atlantic av., No. 38G, petition, order notice a 14; hearing 53 

No. 615, pelilion a 2il7 ; permit 30'J 
Adams st. (ward 25), lieariiiic a 419; permit 613 
Albert St., near Kemp St. (ward 24), petition a 571; permit 

.'•)S4 
Bennington si.. No. 163, petition, order notice a 158; heaving 

205 ; permit 223 
Beverly st., No. 1)6, petition a 305; permit 325 

Nos. 97 and 99, petition, order notice a 284; hearing 321; 
permit 328 
Border st. (IC.B.), No. 134, permit a 16 

No. 226, petition a 144; permit 173 

No. 406, petition a 21 

No. 142-14S, i)elition, order notice a 222; hearing 254; 
permit 419 

Jackson's wharf, petition, order notice a 325; hearing 
359; permit 3S2 

Rear No. 400, petition, order notice a 506; hearing 555 
Bowlver St., No. 26-30, petition a 108; permit 121 
Bremen st., No. 258, petition, order notice a2S4; hearing 321 ; 

permit 328 
Brookside av. (ward 23), petition, order notice a 327; hearing 

378; permit 3ft5 
Burnliam's wharf, petition a 156 
Broad st.. No. 98, petition a 485; permit 558 
Beverly st.. No. 43-49, petition, order notice a 506; hearing 

555 ; permit 563 
Castle St., corner Treraont St. (boilers), petition a 297; per- 
mit 343 

Petition, order notice a 327 ; hearing 378; permit 3S5 
Charles st.. No. 41, petition, order notice a 382; hearing 388; 

permit 393 
Charlestown st., No. 55, petition, order notice a 14; hearing 

53; permit 73 
Crows St., No. 124, petition, order notice a 146; hearing 195; 

permit 209 
Clayton st. (ward 24), petition, order notice a 393; hearing 

419; permit 46B 
Court st , No. 69, petition, order notice a 418; hearing 462; 

])ermit 4T1 
Comnjercial st., No. 273 (ward 6), petition, order notice a 523; 

hearing 560; i)ermit 574 
Cbardon st., Nos. 42 and 52, petition, order notice a 558; 

hearing 582 
Dana St., near Ninth St., petition, ordernotice a 14; permit 

73 
Dock eq.. No. 5i and 6. petition a 144 ; permit 166 

No. 5.J, petition a 144 
Dudley St., No. 754, order notice a 96; hearing 144; permit 

1.-.8 
East First st., near O st. (8.B.), petition a 84; permit 97 
Eastern av.. No. 46-48, petition, ordernotice a3j; hearing 81; 
permit 109; petition, order notice 146; hearing 195; 
permit 197 

Near Fort Point channel (ward 13), petition, order 
notice a 403; hearing 402; permit 471 
Federal st., No. 454-460, petition, order notice a 109; hearing 

157; permit 228 
First St., No. 524, petition a 108; permit 121 
Franklin st.. No. 64, petition, order notice a 146; hearing 195; 

permit 209 
Fred St. (Cliarlestown), petition, order notice a 146; hearing 

195; permit 209 
Friend st.. No. 78, petition, order notice a 120; hearing 173; 
permit 197 

No. 127, petition, order notice a 418; hearing 462; per- 
mit 471 
Fulton St., rear Nos. 50 and 52, petition a 96; permit 109 
Farnham St., near Genird st. (ward 20), petition, order 

notice a 470; hearing .")06; permit 524 
Fayette court, rear 003 Wasliiniiton St., petition, order notice 

a 558; hearing 582; permit 013 
F St., corn<'r West Tlilnl St., petition, order notice a 571 ; 

hearing 602; pcrtnit 613 
Hami)deii st.. No. 138, petition, order notice a 327; hearing 

378; i)ermit 385 
Harvard St., No. 17, petition, order notice a 14; hearing 53; 

permit 73 
Haymarket sq., No. 5, petition a 221 ; permit 237 
High St., No. 212-216, petition, order notice a 308; bearing 

340; permit 361 
Harrison av.j No. 15, petition a 506; permit 524 
India st.. No. 37, petition a 359; permit 382 
Kingston st.. No. 39, petition, order notice a 506; hearing 

555 ; permit : 63 
Lancaster st., Nos. 3, 5, and 7, petition a 39; permit 57 
Leverett st., No. 75. i)etition a 359; permit 382 
Mason st., corner Tiemont St., petition, order notice a 158; 

hearing 205; permit 223 
Milk St., No. 165, petition, order notice a 403; hearing 

453 
Medford st. (Charlestown), No. 231, petition, order notice 
a 14; hearing 53: permit 73 

Near Oiiincy st., i)elilion a 173; permit 197 

Near C irey st. (ward 3), petition, order notice a 327; 
hcirin; 37S; permi' 385 



Medford St., No. 41 (Charlestown), petition, order notice 

a 523; liearing 560 
North St., No. 41, jjclition, order notice a 384; hearing 393; 

permit 419 
Oliver st , No. 53, petition, order notice a 14; hearing 63; per- 
mit 73 

No. 36, petition a 571 
Olney St., petition, order notice a 182; bearing 221; permit 

2;i7 

Parkman st., near Brooks st. (ward 25), petition, order 

notice a 571 ; hearing 602 ; permit 013 
Rockland St., corner Wa.sliinglon st. (ward 25), petition 

a 402; hearing 497; permit 558 
Rockland st. (ward 23), petition, order notice a 21; hearing 

72; permit 97 
Shawmut nv.. No. 343, petition, ordernotice a 96; hearing 144; 

permit 158 
Simmons st., hearing a 195; permit 209 
South St., No. 81, petition, order notice a 284; hearing 321; 

permit 328 
Stanhope St., petition, order notice a 55 ; hearing 96 
Sudbury st., No. 35, petition a 72; permit 97 
Bummer St., Nos. 169 and 171, petition, order notice a 284; 

hearing 321 ; permit 328 
Sumner st.. No. 121, petition a 144; permit 158 
Sumner st. (E.B.), petition, order notice a 384; hearing 393; 

l)erinit 419 
Saul'ord st. (ward 21) , petition, order notice a 434; hearing 

470; permit 488 
Sixth St., near P st., petition, order notice a 485; bearing 523; 

permit 5o9 
South E<lcn St., No. 16 (Charlestown), petition, ordernotice 

a 563; hearing 602; permit 613 
Terrace St., near Cedar ^t. (lio.\bury), permit a 16 
Tremont St., No. 4-58, petition, order notice a 403; hearing 
453; ])ermit 466 
No. 202, petition a 520; permit 539 
No. 154-.I5, petiliDU, order notice a 325; hearing 359; 

permit 3S2 
Corner Ma.son St., petition, order notice a 158 ; hearing 

205 ; permit 223 
Hotel Boylston, petition a 156; permit 173 
No. 19S-J00, petition, order notice a 182; hearing 221; 

])ermit 237 
No. 717, petition a 14 
Corner Castle st., petition a 297 ; permit 313 

I'etition, order notice a 327; hearing 378; permit 
385 
Washington st., No. 254, petition, order notice a 84; hearing 
120; permit 147 
No. 192-190, petition, order notice a 109; hearing 157; 

petition, order notice 158; liearing205; permit 223 
No. 2058, i)elilion, order notice a 109; hearing 157; per- 
mit 173 
Corner Rockland st. (ward 25), petition a 462; hearing 

497 ; permit 558 
Rear, near Keyes st. (ward 23), petition, order notice 

a. 506; hearing 555; permit 584 
No. 594, petition, order notice a 606; hearing 555; per- 
mit 51)3 
West Seventh St., rear No. 72-75, petition, order notice a434; 

hearing 470; permit 488 
West Third st., corner F St., petition, ordernotice a 571; 
liearing602; permit 613 
Stearns, A. T., et ul. — 

Tenean St., macadamizing, etc., petition a 21 
Stearns, Albert T.— 

Taylor st., near Water st. (ward 21), wooden building, erec- 
tion, permit a 40, e 43 
Stearns, David — 

24 and 20 Mill st. (ward 4), stables, petition a 305; permit 325 
24 Mill St. (ward 4), wooden addition to building, petition 
a 305 ; permit a 325, c 331 
Stebbins, Charks II. — 

Alger St. (ward 15), wooden addition to building, petition 
a 434 : jximll a 466, c 477 
Stebbins, S. B., ft <il.— 

Lewis wharf, diversion of sewer, petition a 204 
Stebbins. Solomon Bliss, alderman — 
Oaths of ollice 1 

Appointed: committee on joint rules and orders 3; lamps 
14; eomniun, etc. 14; legislative matters 14; ordinances 
14, 72; finance 14; topics in mayor's address 14; commis- 
sions .-md boards 22; transfer of pow-ers of alderman 22; 
E. B. ferries 14 (resigned 72); el:iims 72; eimimissioner 
to revise the ordinances 100 ; fourth of July 17;i ; city hall 
reference library c 241, a 248; statue of I'aiil lievere 397, 
403; funeral e.\-mayor Norcross 401 ; President U.S. 420, 
423 
Elected : tru.stcc public library c 28, a 40; chairman of board 

of aldermen 61 (remarks 84) 
Remarks : 

Transfer of powers of aldermen 22 
Underground wires 24 
Frost- whitten contested election case 33 
Contingent fund board of aldermen 53, 75 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



LXIX 



Additional water supply and drainage 54 
Committee on lamps, declination 58 
Braneli library for north end 74 
Steam railroad location 122 
New bridge to Oharlestcwn 210 
Statue of Paul Revere 397 
Closing address 626 
Steinhart, Bernard — 

License revolted a 385 
Stetson, Alplieus M. — 

H St., between Second and Third sts. (ward 14), stable, pe- 
tition a 195 ; permit 223 
Stevens, Charles D. — 

Repayment of tax, petition a 378 ; leave to withdraw a 586, 
c'594 
Stillings, Samuel — 

192 Marlborough St., sidewalk, petition a 254; order passed 
270 
Stevens, Thomas M. — 

Wellington St., petition to put in order a 462 
33 Village st., sidewalk, petition a 485 ; order passed 496 
Stevens, Thomas W. — 

30 Wellington St., edgostone, sidewalk, petition a 485; or- 
der passed 496 
Stevens, William J. — 

Dellc av., sewer assessments, order passed a 489 
Stewart, James P. — 

Ajipointed weigher of coal a 384 
Stiles, John C— 

Charles st., damages to vehicle, petition a 393 
Revocation of omnibus license, petition of Jeremiah Lord 
a 555 
Stillman {t Nicoll— 

198-200 Tremont St., steam-engine, petition, order notice 
a 182; hearing 221 ; permit 237 
Stillman street — 

Pay for removing snow : petition c 201 
E.xtension : order passed c 601, a 002 
Stimson, Jeremiah, et al. — ■ 

Junction Portland and Sudbury sts., electric light, petition 
a 4-53; report 626 
Stimson, Jeremiah — 

Portland-st. widening, $2220 damages, order passed a 344 
Stoddard, James C. — 

Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 150 
Stokes, Warren J. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419; ofKcer to make complaint in 
cases of neglected children 418 
Stone, Jonathan — 

Exemption to late treasurer, remonstrance, report referred 
c 94, a 96 
Stone, S. E — 

Boylston av. and Boylston st. (Jamaica Plain), sidewalk, 
petition a 453 
Stone, W. F.— 

Washington st., edgestoues, isetition a 320; order passed 558 
Stony brook— 

joint special committee c 6, 19, a 22, 98 

Compensation for services, petition of John P. Kelly c 27 

Petition of Charles D. Ctirtis c 138 

Claims : personal injuries c 48, 302, a 305 

Land damages : a 14S, c 131, c493, a 495 

Covered channel: additional a;ppropriation, request referred 

a 297 ; report, orders passed e 3U3, a 305 
Stony brook improvement: additional appropriation, request 
referred a 4u4 ; ix-port, order passed, a 404 ; assigned c 413 ; 
15:issed c 431 
Mayor authorized to execute leases c 493, a 495 
$4.16 due James Green, order passed c 517, a 520 
Pay for land : petition of Anna M. Amory a 506; order passed 

a 504 
Pay due Michael Linnehan, deceased, order passed c 6 ll, a 002 
Stougliton street (ward 24) — 

Sewer: between Sumner and Pleasant sts., petition a 234; re- 
monstrance 248 
Sprinkling: petition a 234; order passed 250 
Sidewalks: corner Hancock St., petition a 234; order passed 

250 
Telegraph pole: corner Pleasant st., ijetition a 233; permit 
2J8 
Bto"well, John, ct al. — 

Pleasant st., removal of doorsteps, petition a 108; report 256 
Strack, Constantiiie — ■ 

Additional force in milk insijector's department, petition a 254 ; 
rj^)M-l;3J) 
Strange, Felix A., councilman (ward 20) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed : committee on health 19; paving 372 
Remarks : 

Orchard park 287 
Quiiicy St. school-house 339 
Care of cemeteries 376 
- Prison-point flats 426 
Btratton, Henry B. — 

Sixth and N sts., edgestonq, sidewalk, petition a 402; order 
l>assed 419 



Streeter, Joseph H., et al. — 

Hoxbury St., sprinkling, petition a 204 
Streets [see also alphabetic headings] — 
Joint standing committee a 14, c 20 
Standing committee of board of aldermen 14 
Paving, standing commiLtco board of aldermen 14; council 19 
Superintendent nominated tind elected a 84, c 8S 
Snow and ice: removal, order to amend ordinance referred 
c 18 

Superintendent directed to enforce ordinance a 60 
Coasting — see Ordinances 
Superintendent authorized to erect fences in front of vacant 

lots; remove structures, etc., on sidewalks; number 

streets, etc. ; set edgestoues ; pave sidewalks, etc. ; lay 

crosswalks; pave gutters; grant permits to open streets; 

contract for horses, supplies, etc. a 23 
Poles in certain streets iu north section of city, petition of 
N. E. Weston Electric Light Co. a 39 

Petition of Jablochkotf Electric Lighting Co. a 72 
Schedules of cost of laying edgestoues and sidewalks, etc. 

a 41, 56, 75, 86, 270, ;^9i, .524, 558, 563, 587 
Poles in certain streets in Mill-pond district, petition of IST. E. 

Weston Electric Light Co . a 53 
Names of streets changed a 84, 97, 109 
Streets as post roads, order passed a 99, c 100 
Lighting streets and public squares, petition of electric light 

companies a 85; order notice 98; hearing 122 
Unnamed street, off Cambridge st.. near Stark st. (ward 4), 

steam-engine, petition, order notice a 96; hearing 144; 

permit 158 
Rock for street material, petition a 96 
Keflectors in city streets, petition a 120 
Underground wires, petition of D. Coit Taylor a 144 
Lighting city streets, petition of Arnoux Electric Light Co. 

a 144 
Streets around tlie common, and other streets, electric light 

poles, petition a 173 
Annual report of superintendent a 197 
Luminous street signs, petition a 194 
Cooled water fountains on public thoroughfares, petition 

a 195 
Pay due John Murphy, deceased, order passed c 202, a 208 
Pay due Edward Pigeon, deceased, order passed a 256, c 260 
Use of Marginal railway tracks for steam tractor, petition 

a 204 
Grade crossings at North end : notice of hearing referred 

a 270 
Petition of Michael Carr referred a 223 
Phillips square, expediency of naming, order referred c 302; 

report a 609, c 616 
Pay of mechanics : order referred c 319 
Passage-way from Pine St. to Broadway extension, lamps, 

petition a 248 
Passage-way between Howland and Brunswick sts., sewer, 

order passed a 253 
Petition of horse railroad companies that sup't of streets and 

paving committee may grant temporary locations a 254; 

report 270 
Unnamed st., rear Cambridge St., near Somerville line (ward 

4), stable, petition a 254; permit 272 
Petition of Patrick McDonald for increase of pay a 269 
Unnamed place off Clay av. (ward 24), wooden building, 

movement, petition a 340; permit 361 
Pay duo Michael McLaughlin, deceased, oi-der passed c 374, 

a 379 
Albany St., foot of Sharon et., wharf repairs, order passed 

a 382 
Lot in East Boston for paving department, order passed a 328 
Lot on Chestnut-hill av., Brighton, for paving department, 

order passed a 328 
Steam road roller, order to purchase a 390 
Passage-way rear Hotel Clifton, lamps, petition a 402; report 

625 
Petition of N.Y. & Chicago Electric Underground Conduit 

Co. a 402 
Passage-way from 11 Northfield st. to Lenox St., lamp, peti- 
tion a 418 ; report 025 
Passage-way opposite 1491 Tremont St., lamp, petition a 434 
Gravel for paving department, petition of John Galvin a 438 
Movement of wooden building from Bremen st. (E.I?.), to 

vacant land oft' Porter St., petition a 4.53; permit 465 
Care of trees in streets and squares, opinion of cori)oration 

counsel a 468 
Passat;e-way from Worcester to Springfield sts., petition to 

put in order a 462; report, leave to withdraw 471 
Passage-way rear 85 lir(>okline St., removal of obstructions, 

petition a 470; report e 6U0, a 602 
Proposed street, from corner Cottage and Clifton sts., to 

corner Taylor av. and Dudley st. (ward 20), sewer, peti- 
tion a 4S5 
■ Pay due 'J'imothy Welch, order passed c 494, a 495 
Hancock-house site, tablet, order passed a 613 
Nomenclature of streets, order passed a 525, 537; referred 

c 543, 569 ; passed c 600 
Elevated street, from City sq. to Charlcs-rivcr and WaiTen 

bridges : orders referred c 532 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Higlits of steam railroads in streets: order for corporation 
counsel to furnisli statement, passed c 536, a 537; state- 
ment c 56'), a 571 
Removal of side walk by Common on Boylston St., order 

lefiired c 570 
Com^lis^ioner, election returns a 584 
llegulaiion of vehicles in streets, see Ordinances (carriages, 

etc.) 
Private way oft' Fremont st. (ward 24), stable, petition n 581 ; 

permit i)09 
Pay due Michael Linncban, deceased, order passed c 601, 

a 002 
South Boston, electric lis;bts, petition a 4G2; call for report 

5S9; report and order 593; order passed 6;J2; report 6JC 
David W.Foster, conipensalion for services, order jiassed a liOS 
S}>rinkling: 

Streets in Dorchester, petition of Patrick Ilart a 39 ; 

jierrait 175 
Petition of Daniel Clark a 144; permit 175 
"Certain streets," petition of A. B. Yettcr & Co. a 96; 

permit 175 
Petition of J. L. Potter and I-.C. Moscley al44; permit 175 
Petition of Philip 8<>wdon,.ir. a 144; permit 175 
Petition of ('ook it Handy a 144; permit 175 
Petition of .lohn (jormley a 144; permit 175 
Petition of Mary and Daniel Clark a 144; permit 175 
I'etilion of Adoiiiram Curtis a 144; permit 175 
Petition of A. J. Tuttle & Co. a 150; permit 175 
Petition of Smith Jt Xevius a 156; permit 175 
Petition of D'Arcy & Atwood a 156; i)ermit 175 
Petition of M. K. Stanton a 173; permit 197 
Orsamus Niite, permit 175 
Streets in Ch.-irlestown, petition of 1*. J. Calnan a 144; 

permit l'.^7 
Petition of K. W. Gordon a 156; perinit 175 
Petition of William H. Quigley a 173; permit 197 
Streets in East B.)ston, petition of D'Arcy & Atwood 

a 120; permit 175 
Streets in Brighton, petition of Alexander MoMurty 
a 163; permit 1U7 
Petition of Patrick Grace a 195; permit 209 
Petition a 221 
Wateriui; streets paved with asphalt prohibited a 408 
Strong, AVilliam S., et ul. — 

Keiidiick St., lamps, petition a 327; report 626 
Slurgis it lirighani — 

Berkeley and Boylston sts., area below sidewalk, petition 
a 15t) 
Suburban Telephone Co. — see Telephone wires 
Sudbury si reel — 

Steam-boiler: No. 34, petition a 72; permit 97 
Petroleum, etc. : No. 42, license granted a 158 
Kleitric li;,'lit : jtinclion I'ortland st., petition a 453; report 626 
ButTolk Hrev. ing Co. — 

Kiglilb St., temporary platform, petition a 53; permit 75; 
time extended a 109 
Sullivan, Barry — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 

Diirehe.-ter av., (lamages to carriage, etc., petition a 453 
Sullivan, Catherine — 

Corner Chauncy and Essex sts., personal injuries, petition 
a 53; leave to withdraw a 86, c 87 
Sullivan, Cortielius — 

Baker-st. (W.K.) widening, $140 damages, order passed a525 
Sullivan, Daniel P.— 

Appointed assistant sealer of weights and measures a 173 
Sullivan, Denis A. — 

Appointed eon.stable a402, 419 
Sullivan, J. ().— 

9:i-95 Smith St., sidewalk, petition a 485 ; order passed 496 
8:3- Sy Smith st., sidewalk, petition a 520; order passed 540 
Sullivan, .lohn— 

Kcnilworth st., pay for widening, leave to withdraw a 98 
Sullivan, Koger — 

Nominated and elected weigher and inspector of lighters 
a 15S, c ItU 
Sullivan, William — 

Appointed: constable a 402, 419; oflicer to make complaint 
in cases of neglected children 418 
Sullivan square — 

Electric light : petition a 393; report 626 

New primary school-house : request referred to next city 
council e 57o, a 571 
Sulliven, Jacob B.— » 

Apijointed public weigher a 320 
Summer street — 

Undergrotitid wires: from Devonshire to Lincoln St., per- 
mit a 405 
Summer vacation — 

Board of aldermen .328 
Common council ;533 
Sumner court (Dorchester) — 

Damps : petition a 39 
Sumiur street (E. B.) — 

Stables: No. 39, petition a 144 

Near Everett school-house, petition a 384; permit 391 



(Claims: personal injuriesa 204 

Damps : railroad crossing, petition a 221 ; report 625 
AVooden buildings : movement from 7U-72 Lewis St., petition 
a 221 
No. 7:-'-79, extension, petition a 234; leave to withdraw 
a 328, c 331 
Steam-engines: Nos. lGr'-171, petition, order notice a 284; 
hearing 321 ; permit ;528 
Petition, order notice a 3S4; hearing 393; permit 419 
Sumner, .loseiihitie — 

Virginia av., sewer assessment, order passed a 497 
Suninir street — 

Furnaces : No. 121, petition a 144; permit 158 
Survey and itispcction of buildings — sec Buildings 
Surveyor, city, departiiie lit of — 

.Joint standing comiiiiltec a 14, c 20, 484 
Purchase of siipplies, etc., authorized c 28, a 39 
City surveyor nominated and elected a 85, c 88 
Suter, ilales \\'., executor — 

149 Hudson St., $2350 grade damages, order passed a 587 
Swallow, George N. — 

Woodiii addition to building, petition a 555 
Swain, Gardner — 

Washinglon st., near Northampton St., personal injuries, 
petition a 14 
Swan Electric Light Co. — 

13S Hampden st., steam-engine, petition, order notice a 327; 
hearing 378 ; permit 385 
Swan, .Tame'H E., et tit. — 

Arcadia anel Draper sts., mac.idamizing, petition a 96 
Swan, Louis M. — 

Appoiiite'd assistant harbor master a 283 
Swan, Robert, f< «/. — 

Adams st., at Field's Corner, crosswalks, report a 237 
Sweeiie'j-, Chiistopher F. — 

ApiKiinteel constable a 402, 406 
Swett, .lerciniah M. — 

App inted : e'onstable a 402, 419; oflicer to m.tkc complaint in 
ca.ses of neglected children 418 
Swett street — 

Sprinkling: from Gerard te) Ellery sts., order ptissed a 19S 
Small-pox hospital site : transfer to department of common, 

etc., oreler passed c 355, a 360 
Wooden liuiiiliiig: lear, nesir Magazine St., erection, petition 
a 402 ; pcrmil a 4'.i0, c 509 

Taggard, Cyrus ID— 

Putnam st., sewer ab.itement a 175 
Talbe)t, Maria H.— 

Pay fe)r fowls killed by dogs, petition aD8S; order passed 
404 
Tallon, Nicholas C. — 

Appointed assistant harbor-niiister a 2S3 
Tappan, Lewis W.,jr. — 

llarrison-av. extension, $8442 and $1608 damages, order 
passed a 225 
Tate, Ge'e)ige T. — 

Land damage, petition a 27 
TaroiK', .lames — 

Elected representative a 625 
Taxes — 

Tax levy — sec Accounts, auditor's cstim.ites 
Indemnitication for costs of reelceniing estate, petition 

a 84; leave to witheliaw a 587. c 594 
List of large tax-payers removed from city ; order referred 

c 141 ; report e 576 
Estate taken for Koxbury canal improvement, order to pay 

tax c 232, 242, a 248 
Temporary loan : order passed c 281, a 284 
Estate eif Mary W. .Johnson, tax of 1882, order passed a 496, 

c 509 
School-house lot on Quincy St., order passed c 510, a 520 
A^HinKori' (IfpartiiKiit — 

Jeiint standing committee a 14, c 19 
Assessors nominated and elected a 60, c 6:j, a 73, c 73 
Additional a|>pi'opriation, report referred c28, aSU; re- 
port, order passeel a 59, c 05, 78 
First assistant asse\ssor8 nominated a 97 ; elected a 97, 

c 100, a 108, c 11.5, a 121, c 242, a 2..0, c 260 
Second assistant assessors nomiiialcd a 144; elected 
a 144, c 150, a 157, c 105, a 174, c 1.>'3, a 197; resigna- 
tion a 236; election c 242, a 250 
Use of ce>uncil chamber 212 

Method of ele-cting assistant assessors: orders referred 
c 155; report, subject referred c 243, a 248; committee 
c 259, a 209 ; report referred to next city council c 622, 
ii 025 
Ordinance, tabled c 171 ; referred c 296 
Vacancy in be)ard of as8esse,rs, cemmunication referred 
a 382; report a 420, c 423; ballots a 420, c 432, a 434, 
c 440, a 453, c 4.'>9, a 404 
Assessors' duplicate records, request referred a 555 
Refunding tares: Je)hn Buckman, |)etition a 156; leave to 
withdraw a .')87, c 594 
Charles D. SU'vcns, petition a 378; leave to withdraw 
a 586, c 594 



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LXXI 



Collector's Department — 

Anniiiil report of city collector, referred c 259, a 269 ; re- 
port a 325, c 331 
Collector elected a 270, c 275 
Oflicial term of collector — see Ordinances 
Assessment on Curtis wharf, order passed c 432, a 434 
Collector's bond approved a 434 
Taylor, Abbie E., et al.~- 

Passage-way, rear Hotel Clifton, lamps, petition a 402; report 
625 
Taylor, A. H., et al.— 

Maverick sq., sprinkling, petition a 269; report referred 285; 
leave to withdraw a 343, c 348 
Taylor, Abby I.— 

463 Columbus av., sidewalk, jjetition a 506; order passed 524 
Taybn- Albert A.— 

Faueuil Hall market, transfer stalls No. 70 and 72, cellar No. 
12, report a 624 
Taylor, U. Coit— 

Undergi-ound wires, petition for leave to exhibit system 
a 144 
Taylor, D. D.— 

Elected second assistant assessor a 157, c 165 
Taylor, Frederick B. — 

Huntington av., at West Chester park, crosswalk, petition 
a 305 
T.aylor, Frederick B., councilman (ward 18) — 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed : monitor 10; committee on treasury department 20; 

new Cambridge bridge 484 
Remarks : 

llules and orders of Ihe council 80 
Appropriation bill 187 

Senii-rauntbly pay-roll and assignment of wages 245 
Trinity square 289 
Salaries 334 

Police head-quarters 482 
Sale East-st. place school-house lot 527 
Taylor, George B. — 

Columbus av., sidewalk at Hotel Clifton, petitiona39; order 
passed 175 
Taylor, Horace B. — 

33 Pearl pi., overhead shaft, petition a 555 
Taylor, James E. — 

West Cottage St. (ward 20), stable, petition a 221; permit 284 
Taylor, John, councilman (ward 16) — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed: committee on health 19; resigned 484; city reg- 
istrar's department 19; resigned 484 
Remarks : 

Appropriation bill 189 
Taylor, Samuel L.— 

14 West Cottage st., sidewalk, petition a 393; order passed 
405 
Taylor street (ward 21) — 

Wooden bnilding : near Water st., erection, permit a 40, c 43 
Teamsters — 

Increase of pay : petition a 198; resolve passed a 207, o 212; 
hearing a 207 ; resolve passed a 208, c 212 
Teevan, James, councilman (ward 19) — ■ 
Oaths of office 1 
Contested election, petition of Christopher J. Spenceley, 

rel'erred c 7 ; report, leave to withdraw 82 
Appointed: committee on streets 20; fourth July 203 
Telegraph — see Telephone wires 
Telegraph street — 

Sidewalks : No. 34, petition a 269 

Between Thomas and Dorchester sts., order passed 
a 382 
Telephone wires, etc. — see also streets by alphabetic heads 

Underground wires: joint special conimittec c 6, 19; laid on 

table a 22; indefinitely postponed a Zio 
Marlboro' st., remonstr.'ince, referred a 24 
Poles on West Newton St., order referred a 42 
Joint standing committee, order referred c 370 
Joint special committee c 372, a 378, 392 
Board of fire commissioners — 

Berkeley, Dartmouth, Fairfield, and Hereford sts., peti- 
tion a U 
Brighton av., removal of poles by Gold & Stock Tele- 
graph Co. ; report a 75 
Washington St., between Westminster av. and Cobdcn 

St., pelition a 195; permit 209 
Cottage St. (Dorchester), pelition a 248 
Pond St. (Dorchester), permit a 256 
Corner Stoughton and Pleasant sts. (Dorchester), petition 

a 283; permit 298 
Corner Old Harbor and East Eighth sis., petition a 340; 

permit 361 
East Eighth, East Second, and L sts., permit a 394 
East Broadway, between O and P sts., pelition a 506; per- 
mit 521 
Western Union Telegraph Co. — 

Castle St., pelilion a 72; permit 99 
Underground wires, pelilion a 195 
Clarendon St., near B. & P. R.Il., potition a 470 



Mutual Union Telegraph Co . — 

South St., relocation of poles, petition a 434 
American Bell Teleijlione Co. — 

Providence st., between Columbus av. and Church st., 

petition a 59 ; permit 98 
Dorchester av., near Dexter St., change in location, peti- 
tion a 156; permit 175 
Underground wires: order referred a 24; petition, re- 
ferred c 228 ; report, ordinance and orders passed 
c 357, 368, a 392, 405 
Harrison av. , petition a 1 73 

Removal of poles, permit a 197 
Tremont St., near Castle St., petition a 234; permit 250 
Providence St., between Church and Berkeley sts., peti- 
tion a 173; permit 250 
Pynchon St., removal of pole, order passed a 256 
Condor and Border sts. (E.B.), permit a 344 
Raising wires in East Boston, order passed a 386 
Eliot St., between Pleasant and Washington sts., petition 

a 383 
Cambridge St., between Charles and Staniford sts., peti- 
tion a 402 ; permit 419 
Court-House, additional wires, petition a 453; permit 467 
Warren bridge, petition a 453 
Congress-st. bridge, cable houses, petition a 388 ; permit 

466 
Corner Exeter st. and Commonwealth av., reiuoval of pole, 

petition a 470 ; permit 488 
Prospect St. ( ward 3) , guy post, petition a 485 ; permit 507 
Charles St., between Cambridge and Seventh sts., petition 

a 485 ; permit 607 
Corner Congress and Water sts., jjost, petition a 506; per- 
mit 524 
State St., opposite Congress St., iron post for cables, peti- 
tion a 555; permit 572 
Leverett St., between Charles st. and Craigie's bridge, 
pole, petition a 602; permit 025 
Suburban Telephone Co. — 

Tremont, Heath, and New Heath sts., petition a 221; 

permit 270 
Morton st., between South st. and ForestHills cemetery, 
Main St., between Medford and Alford sts. (Charles- 
town), petition a 378; permit 391 
Gordon st. and Seavenis av., between Call st. and Star 

lane (W.K.), petition a 384 
West Roxbnry and Dorchester, petition a 402; permit 419 
East, Winter, HMncock, Dudley, Boston sts. (Dorchester), 

petition a 402; permit 465 
Austin and Chapman sts., and Rutherford av. (Charles- 
town), petition a 402 ; permit 465 
Burroughs, I'ond, Orchard, Centre sts. (W.R.), petition 

a 485 ; permit 507 
Front St. and Tibbetts' town way (Charlestown), petition 

a 495 ; permit 540 
Essex-st. bridge, between Brighton and Cambridge, peti- 
tion a 506 
Essex-st., between Brighton av. and Essex-st. bridge, peti- 
tion a 520 
Brookline St., between Brighton av. andEssexst. bridge, 
permit 540 
Gold and Stock Telcgr.iph Co. — 

Brighton av., removal of poles, report a 75 
Park av. (Dorchester), petition a 305 
Temple, Charles E. — 

Elected tirst assistant assessor a 97, c 100 
Temple, C. E., et al.— 

Temple st. ( W.R.), lamps, petition a 506; report 626 
Temple, Henry M. — 

Appointed weigher and inspector of bundle hay a 156 
Temple place (ward 24) — 

Lamps: petition a 182 ; report 625 
Temple street — 

Edgestoncs, sidew.alks : petition a-156 
Temple street (ward 4) — 

Wooden buildings: corner Sherman St., addition, petition 
a 340 
Temple street (W.R.) — 

ilamps : petition a 506; report 626 
Temple, 'I'homas F. — 

Nominated and elected overseer of poor a 84, c 88; commis- 
sioner Cedar Grove cemetery c 202, a 208; register of 
deeds a 540 
Tcncan street — 

Macadamizing, etc. : petition a 21 
Plank walk : petition a 402 
Tcnney, Nathaniel F.— 

Chauncy-st. widening, $16,400 damages, order passed a 238 
Terrace avenue (ward 23) — 

Stable : corner Slieridan av., permit a 454 
Terrace avenue (ward 4) — 

Stable : petition ;i 5u6 ; permit 558 
Terrace street (Roxbnry) — 

Steam-engine : near Cedar St., permit a 16 
Edgestoncs, sidewalks: No. 20, petition a 305; order passed 
326 
No. 164, pelition a 393; order passed 404 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Edijestones : No. 90, petition a 359 ; order passed 382 

8itlcw;ilks : Nos. 12 aud 14, order passed 419 
Terry, Joliii H.— 

Appdintc'd inspector of provisions at large a 144 
That-lKT, c liurk's A., et al. — 

Stoutjliton St., sewer, remonstrance a 248 
ThacIuT, \V. G.— 

9 Ga.^lou St., edgcstones, sidewalks, petition a 254; order 
passi'd 270 
Thacher, William G., etal. — 

Tremuiit-st. crossing, corner Roxbury and Pynchon sts., 
corner Huggles aud Tromont sts., electric liglits, petition 
a 384 
Thayer, George A. — 

Kisignation from school committee a 471 
Thayer, J. Loring, (t ul. — 

Fuller Kt., plank walk, etc., petition a 120 
Thayer, Nallianiel, jr. — 

Corner Kaiilield st. and Commonwealth av., bay-window, 
petition, order notice a 327; hearing 378; permit 386 
Third street — 

Wooden building: movement from First st., petition a 388; 
l)ermit 394 

Trees : corner L st., trimming, petition a 462 
Thomas street (Jamiiica Plain) — 

Sidewalks: peiilion a 393; order passed 405 
Thomelius, Christopher — 

I'opiar St., between Canterbury st. and Metropolitan av., 
sidewalk, petition a 173 
Thompson, K. II. — 

143 'I'rcnton St. (ward 2), stable, petition a 340; leave to 
withdraw 382 
Thompson. Katon, & Co. — 

63 Hanover st., druggist's mortar, petition a 96 
Thompson square — 

Flagstones : from Main st. to Dexter row, order passed a 2o5 
Thorndike, George L., et al. — 

Corner Chelsea St. and Maverick sq., tree, removal, petition 
a 506 
Thorndike, William H. 

I'orlland-st. widening, $15,000 damages, order passed a 608 
Thorntiin street — 

Bewer : petition a 173; report, order notice 210; order passed 
239; schedule of cost 672; report, order for assessment 
and collection 587 

Grading, etc. : petition a 173; order passed 237 

Edgestones, gutters: petition a 234 

Edgestones : order passed a 250 

Nos. 78, 80, 82, petition a 393 ; order passed 404 

Lamp : corner Juniper St., petition a 327 

Sidewalks : petition a 359 
Tibbetts, A. .1.— 

1-11, and 8 and 10 Stafford St., sidewalks, petition a 384; 
or.Ur passed 391 
Tibbetts, James V., et al. — 

Wyoming St., edgestones, ])utting in order, petition a 393 
Tibbett's town way (Charleslown) — 

Telephone poles : petition a 495 ; permit 540 
Tileston, V. L. & A. L. Hollingsworth— 

Kiver-st. widening, $500 damages, order passed a 122 
Tilliiigliai<t, Theodore F. — 

610 Warren st., trees, removal, petition a 495 
Tirrell, Jesse— 

3U4 FVderal st., stable, petition a 269; report 284; permit 300 
Tobey, James W.— 

316 Commonwealth av., sidewalk, order passed a 386 
Tobey, Rufus T.— 

Blue Hill av., corner West Cottage St., edgestones, sidewalk, 
petition a 283; order passed 298 
Tobin, John C— 

95 South street, edgestone, sidewalk, order passed a 404 
Tomi^kins, Dexter A. — 

Appointed sealer of weights and measures a 144, 161 ; bond 
approved 208 
Tompkins & Hill — 

I'etitioii thiit street cars may stop at 162 Tremont st. a 173 
Tompohrde, .\ndrew — 

4 Statt"ord st., sidewalk, petition a 156; order passed 361 
Torrey, Alice W.— 

Melville av. (Dorchester), edgestones, petition a 384; order 
pissed 390 
Tower, Elizabeth B. — 

Porlland-st. widening, $2900 damages, order passed a 300 
Towlc, Orel— 

I'ortlan 1-st. widening, $4350 damages, order passed a 397 
Towne, Charles H.— 

134 Border st. (E.B.), steam-engine, permit a 16 
Townseiid, Louisa S. — 

114 White si , sidewalk, petition a 378; order passed 386 
Tratey, Mis. Mary — 

Pay for work for Police Station No. 16, order referred c 417; 
leave to withdraw c 5:!1, a 537 ; order referred for hearing 
c 570, a 571 ; report c 601, a 602 
Train, Charles R. — 

Letter of withdrawal as candidate for corporation counsel 
a 221 



Trainor, Thomas — 

195 Chelsea st. (E.B.), sidewalk, petition a 340; order passed 

301 
Transit street — 

Gr.idiiig, gravelling, edgestones, gutters, sidewalks, order 

passed a 298 
Treadwell, John P.— 

Portland-st. widening, $125 damages, order passed a 329 
Treadwell, William A.— 

Appointed weigher and inspector of bundle hay a 156 
Treasury depart meat — 

Joint staniling eonimittce a 14, c 20, a 72 

Woodward lUfalcation, report referred c 94, a 96 

Monthly statements : Dec. 15; J.iii. 78; Feb. 121 ; March 208; 

April 259; M.ay 308; July 389; Aug. 403; Sept. 457; Oct. 

.506; Nov. 505 
Stock of E.ist Huston Co., communication of city treosurer, 

referred a 21 ; report, order passed a 158, c 164 
Protection of p.iy of city emijloye.s, order referred c 155 
Laborers' pay and assignments — see Laborers 
Forlnighlly payments of all city employes, order referred 

c 202; rei)ort c 2:;u, 29G 
Payments in anticipation of May draft c 2,32, a 230 
Stoughton poor fund, order referred a 238; report, order 

passed a 284. c 288 
Expenditurt' of additional appropriation : order passed re- 
questing information c 246, a 248; reply c 259, a 269 
Annual report of cilv and county treasurer, referred c 259, 

a 209; leport a 3J5, e 331 
Treasurer elected a 270, c 275 

I'ay of employes for June, order passed c 333, a 341 
Otlieial term of city treasurer— see Ordinances 
Trees- 
Removal of signs, etc., order passed a 345, 360 
Cook Tree Protector Co. — see C(jmmon 
Beacon st.. No. 7_', removal, petition a 453 
Cedar st.. No. 73, removal, petition a 3S4 
Clielsea St., corner Maverick sq., petition a 506 
Columbi.i St., between Bird and Gkndale sts., removal, 

petition a 402; report, order notice 438; hearing 453; 

rei)oi t 497 
High St., No. 59 (Charlestown), removal, order passed a 148; 

renionstnuico 156; order to rescind rejected 156; report 

on remonstrance 2.39 
Highland st.. No. 163, removal, petition a 3.59 
Lexington St., No. l.i-17 (Charlestown), removal, petition 

a 221 ; report, order notice 272; hearing 297 
Mt. Pleas.aiit av., removal, ijelition a 485 

No. 102 (Roxbury), reinoval, petition a 269 
Mt. Vernon st. (Dorchester), trimming, removal, etc., peti- 
tion a 221 ; report, order notice 272; I)earitig297 
Third st., corner L st., triuiming. petition a 402 
Union st.. No. 18 (Charlestown), removal, petition a 418; 
report 574 

No. 73 (Charlestown), removal, petition a 204 
Warren St., No. 510, removal, pi tition a 495 
Waverley st.. No. 77 (Roxbury), reinoval, petition a 388 
Tremont Foundry — 

Culvert St., near Ilampshirc st. (ward 19), wooden addition 

to building, petition a 120; leave to withdraw a 146, 

c 151 
Tremont row — 

Electric-light jiosts : petition a 96 
Claims : personal injuries c 27, 139, a 145 
Tremont street — 

Melting furnace: No. 717, petition a 14 

Eleetric-liglits : from Boylst(;n to School st., petition a 53 

At railroad cros^inLr, petitiuii a :-84 

Coriur BerKeley st., petition a 388; report 026 

Junction Sh.iwmut av., petition a 453; order passed 540; 
rep,)rt 626 

Corner Dartmouth st., petition a 537 

Coriur Ruggles st., petition a 3S4 
Steam-boilers: Hotel Boylsion, petition a 156; permit 173 

Corner Castle st., petition a 297; permit 343 
Streetcars: petition that they be allowed to stop at Evans 
House a 150 

Same, at .\o. 162, a 173 
Steamengims : corner Mason st., petition, order notice a 158; 
hearing 205; permit 22:i 

No. 198-2)0, petition, order notice a 182; hearing 221; 
permit 237 

No. 154-55, petition, order notice a 325; hearing 359; per- 
mit :i82 

Corner Castle st., petition, order notice a 327; hearing 
378; permit 3'J5 

No. 4.58, petition, order notice a 403; hearing 453; per- 
mit 466 

No. 2112, petition a 520; permit .539 
Wooden building: No. 1420, addition, petition a 418; permit 

:i 406, c 477 
Stables: corner North.ampfon st., petition a. 359; permit 385 

No 142). petition a 4:54; permit 454 
Sprinkling: from Providence R.R. to Brookline line, order 

passed a 19S 
Electric-light post, No. 146j, petition a 204 



INDEX TO PEOCEEDIXGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



LXXIII 



Telephone poles : petition a 221 ; permit 270 

Near Castle st., petition a 234; permit 250 
Edgestones ; No. 1445, order passed a 270 

Corner Parker st., petition a 453; order passed 471 
Corner Whitney place, petition a 495 
Curved track: corner Dartmouth St., petition a 470; report, 

order notice 489 ; hearing 523 
Sidewalks : corner Parker st., petition a 506; order passed 524 
Corner Whitney place, petition a 537 
No. 1558, order passed a 558 
Lettered lantern : No. 298, petition a 537; permit 558 
Tremont street (ward 25) — 

Stable : near Oak sq., ijetition a 470 ; permit 497 
Trenton st. (ward 2) — 

Stable; No. 143, petition a 340; leave to withdraw S82 
Purchase of land tor Lexington-st. school-house yard : report, 
order referred a 587 
True, Kathan O.— 

Faneuil Hall market, transfer stall No. 79, a 308 
Trull street (Dorchester) — 

Sewer: near Bellevue st., report, order notice a 175; hearing 
195; order passed 210; schedule of cost 613; order for 
assessment and collection 626 
Coasting : petition a 581 ; permit 582 
Truro street- 
Grading, macadamizing, edgestones, gutters, sidewalks: from 

Yarmouth to Hancock sts., order passed a 496 
Laying out : damages a 574 
Tucker, James C. — 

Nominated and elected superintendent of public buildings 

a 73, c 77 
Howard av., sewer, petition a 495 
Tucker, Joseph A.^ 

Appointed trustee of City hospital c 201, a 208 
Tucker, J. A., et al. — 

Orchiird park, electric light, petition a 393 
Tucker, M. D., et al.— 

Franklin St., junction of Vernon st. (ward 25), crosswalk, 
petition a 434 
Tucker, Nathaniel — 

Cushing av., laying out, $1200 damages, order passed a 161 
Tudor St. (S.B.) — 

Edgestone, sidewalk; No. 10, petition a 327 
Tufts, Arthur W.— 

Walnul av., sprinkling, petition a 204; order passed 225 
Tufts, Arthur W. and Nathan- 
Deed of lands and flats aulhorizeda 286, 297, c 301 
Tufts street (Charlcstown) — 

Water-board repair shop : communication referred a 396 ; 
report, order passed a 437; assigned c 439; passed 
c 493, 509 
Proposed extension : estimate of cost requested c 517, a 520 
Tupelo street — 

Sidewalk, edgestones : No. 10, petition a 173 
Edgestones : No. 9, petition a 320 
Turner, Alfred T. — 

Elected city treasurer a 270, c 275 
Turner, Charles E.— 

Appointed constable a 402, 419; officer to make complaint 
in cases of neglected children 418 
Tuttle, A. J., & Co.— 

Sprinkling certain streets, petition a 156; permit 175 
Tuttle, Thomas W.— 

South-st. widening, $19,300 damages, order passed a 211 
Tuxbury, G. W., trustee — 

61, 62, 63, 65 Emerald St., sidewalks, petition a 485; order 
passed 496 
Tyler street (ward 12) — 

Stable: No. 105, petition a 72; permit 98 
Purchase of land for new school-house, request c 87 
School-house — see Schools 
Grade damages a 391 

Retaining walls : orders passed a 524, 540 
Tyler, William G.— 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 

Ulmer street- 
Sewer : abatement and assessment a 174 
Underbill, James, heirs of— 

Corner Third and L sis., trees, trimming, petition a 462 
Undertakers — 

Appointments a 108, 283, 495, 581 
Underwood, EInora P. — 

Gaston st., edgestones, petition a 248; order passed 256 
Underwood, Elizaljeth H. — 

Harrison av., near Hotel Newton, extension of time to build, 
petition a 393; report, order passed c 600, a 602 
Underwood, Melvin A. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Unfinished business — 

Referred from lant city governinent : 
Ice-breaking fire-boat 

Extension of Chapman place — see Chapman place 
Salaries, ordinance to amend — sec Salaries 
]?rigliton park— see Parks 
Site for new public library building— see Libraries 



Ordinance in relation to finance (sinking fund commis- 
sioners) — see Sinking li'unds 
Investigation of police commissioners — see Police 
Ourve-st. widening 

Greenhouses, order to hire — see Common 
Registration of births — see Births 
Extension of Staniford st.— see Staniford st. 
Unfinished business in hands of joint standing committees 
Supplementary reading in public schools 
Time of paying laborers- see Laborers 
Report on commissions — see Commissions 
Proposed sewerage commission 
Referred from Ictxt Board of Aldermen : 

Underground electric wires, fire commissioners to report 
Method of counting ballots — see Legislative matters 
Petition of N.E. Weston Electric Light Co. 
Unfinished business in hands of committees of board of 
aldermen 
Referred to committees of last city government : 

Dillaway school district, new grammar school-house 
Amusement licenses, ordinance — see Licenses 
Extra high-service water supply — see Water 
Acceptance of chapter 179, acts 1881 
Quincy-sl. and Ho\vard-av. school sites — see Schools 
Order to cleanse water storage-basins 
Widening and extension of Albany st. 
Steam fire-engine in ward 4 — see Fire department 
Liquor licenses, order to petition 
Committees directed to resume c 6, a 14, 16 
Uncompleted buildings and works, committees authorized 

to continue construction, etc. c 10, a 14 
Statement of matters referred by last common council to its 

successor, order passed 17 
Referred to next city gov rnment : 

Sale of Savage school-house c 543, a 556 
Bicycle track on common c 566 

Extension of Staniford st. (street commissioners to re- 
port) c 568, a 571 
Enlargement of Orchard park c 570, a 571 
New grammar school-house near Minot school c 570, 

a 671 
Bath-house at Jamaica Plain, c 575, a 583 
Latin and English high school building, conversion into 

public library building c 576, a 583 
Widening Oreh.-u'd park c576, a 583 
Consolidation of pauper institutions a 587, c 594 
Beacon st. and Brookline av., bridge over B. & A. R.R. 

a 608 
Fulton -St. extension a 608 
Election of assessors c 622, a 625 
Commonwealth-av. extension c 623, a 625 
Unfinished business in hands joint committees c 623, a 625 
Referred to next board of aldermen : 
Resolve on election of aldermen 608 
Unfinished business in hands of committees 626 
Union avenue — 

Sidewalk abatement : petition a 156; order passed 175 
Union Club of Cliarlestown — 

Warren bridge, widening, resolutions in favor a 99 
Union Freight li^It. Co.— 

Federal St., curved track, petition a 602 
Union avenue (ward 24) — 

Grade established: between Bowdoin st. and Geneva av., 
order passed a 465 
Union park^ 

Release of conditions of sale of lot 24; petition a 248; report, 

order passed a 284, c 287 
Electric lights on flagstaft"; petition a 254; report 385 
Flagstaft': iietition a 269 ; order passed a 274, c 275 
Union street (Cliarlestown) — 

Tree: No. 73, removal, petition a 204 

No. 18, removal, petition a 418; report 574 
Union street (ward 25) — 

Stable : near Shepard St., petition a 156; permit 174 
Unity street — 

Lamp : rear No. 1, petition a 263 
Upham, Charles A. — 

Bellevue St., between Trull and Glendalo sts. (ward 24), 
sewer, petition a 144; report, order notice 175; hearing 
195; order passed 239 
Upham, J. H ,&Co.— 
Dudley and Stoughton sts., sprinkling, petition a 234; order 
passed 250 
Upton street — 

Wooden addition to building: permit a 40, c 43 
Temporary occupation of sidewalk and roadway : order 
passed a 256 
Utica street — 

Lamps : petition a 402 ; report 625 

Vacuum Oil Co. — 

48 Purchase st., storage of oils, leave to withdraw a 574 
Vail, Theodore N., et al.— 

Walnut av.. Highland and Metropolitan R.R. locations, peti- 
tion to rescind a 84 

Bower st., grading, petition a 96 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Walnut av., permits to lay rails, remonstrance a 96 
Vale struot (ward 21) — 

Stable : No. 'il , petition a 495; permit 008 
Van Nostraiid, ^Villiam '1".— 

Alford St., corner Arlinsjlon av., wooden building, addition, 

petition a 485; permit a 400, c 509 
Ivcdiiclion of iiilcreet on note, order passed c 510, a 520 
Vaughaii, William — 

Broadway extension, $20" damages, order passed a 329 
Vauglm, A. K. — 

Bird and Ceylon sts., petition a 320; order passed 343 
Veiliiii?, Richard — 

Appointed public weigher a 320 
Vernon street — 

Sidewalks: No. 125-127, petition a 393; order passed 404 
Petition a 495 

No. 119 \- 121, petition a 506; order passed 524 
Wooden biiildiiiii.s : movement from 80 Ilampsliirc St., peti- 
tion a 434; permit 455 
Village street — 

Conveyance of land : petition a 320 ; report, order passed 

a 329, c 332 
Sidewaliws : No. 35, petition a 453 ; order passed 496 
No. 33, petition a 4S5; order passed 496 
Vinal & Dodge— 

Hereford St., cdgestone.'", petition a 269 

Corner Hereford and Newbury sts., sidewalk, petition a 3S8; 
order passed 394 
Vinal, Susan 11. — 

Allston St., corner Mather st. (ward 24), stable, petition 
a 571 ; permit 587 
Vine street — 

ChuVch estate, corner Dudley st., purchase c 95, a 96, c 531, 
549, 569, a 571 
School, report, order passed c 576, a 5S3 
Vinegar — 

Inspector appointed a 320 

Annual report c 377 ; returned to inspector c 415 
Virginia avenue — 

Sewer : abatement and assessment a 497 
Virginia street — 

Grading, edgestones, gutters : order passed a 285 
Vose & Son.s — 

VValtbam St., near Washington St., projecting sign, petition 
a 384 
Vo8c & Sons, ft al. — 

Corner Bethlehem and Washington sts., electric light, reloca- 
tion, petition a 462; corner Waltham and Washington 
Bts., report a 626 

Wagons and pawnbrokers — 

Assistant inspectors, increase of compensation — see Police 
Wait street- 
Grading, etc. : petition a 495 
Wakefield, Nelson 8., councilman (ward 23) — 
Oaths of otRce 1 

Appointed: committee on overseers of poor 20; legislative 
matters 20; public instruction 20; transfer of powers of 
aldermen 29; fourth July 203; funeral Moses Williams 416 
Remarks : 

Appropriation bill 188, 219 
Allston school-house yard 318 
Quincy-st. school-house 339 
Chapman school 570 
Roxbury high school, military drill 575 
Walden street- 
Wooden buildings : movement from Heath pi., petition a 283 
Sewer : abatements a 397, 4 J6 
Waldron, D. W., ttal.— 

Quiuey st., between Warren St. and Blue Hill av., sidewalk, 
petition a 340 
Wales, Nathaniel — 

Appointed police commissioner a 193, 205, c 214, 230 
Wales street (ward 24) — 

Stable: petition a 195; permit 210 
Walk Hill street - 

From Blue Hill av. to Back St., petition to put in order a 53 
Wooden building: movement from near t-'anterbury st., to 

near Canterbury St., petition a 506; permit 524 
Plank walks : petition a 571 
Walker, K. A.— 

35 Sudbury St., steam-boiler, petition a 72; permit 97 
Walker, Henry — 

Police commissioner, removal a 193, 205, c 214, 230 
Notice of hearing by Supreme court c 214 
Walker, William, etat.— 

Maple St., from Weld st. to Centre St., sidewalk, petition 
a 194 
Wallace court — 

Crosswalk : petition a 305 
Wallace, Lucy E., et al. — 

Hucking av., petition to put in order a S59 
Wallace. William H.— 

Corner Merrill st. and Erie st., edgestones, petition a 297 
Wallis, Klbridge G.— 

.\t )oiD'( d" I'O- stab! ' a 40?, 419 



Wallis, (). E. R. and Levi— 

Mt. Pleasant av., removal of trees, petition a 485 
Wallis, O.E. R.— 

102 Mt. Pleasant av. (Roxbury), tree, removal, petition a 269 
Walnut avenue — 

Uigliland and Metropolitan R.R. locations : petition to rescind 

a 84 ; petition witlidrawn 156 
Petition that it be widened a 96 
Permits to lay rails : remonstrances a 96 
Petitions'tlial they be delayed a 108 
Highland R.R. Co., petitions to compel building tracks a 144 

Protests against rescinding order a 156, 173 
Sprinkling: petition a 204; order passed 225 
Macadamizing, gutters, edgestones : petition a 234 
Sidewalks : corner Westminster av., petition a 269 
Stables : No. 209, petition a 320; permit 328 
Near Monroe st., petition a 327 ; permit 343 
Corner Dale st., petition a 378; permit 385 
Widening : damages a 456 
Sewer abatement a 497 

Electric light: corner Warren St., petition a 388 
Walnut street — 

Sewer abatement and assessment a 174 
Walnut street (ward 4) — 

Wooden liuilding: movement to Mcdford St., petition a 269 ; 
permit 285 
Walnut street (ward 24)— 

Crosswalks: petition a .^78; report 386 
Edgestones: petition a 393; order passed 404 
Walnut street (ward 23)— 

Telephone poles : between Forest Hills and Williams sts., 
])ermit a 419 
Walnut i)ark (ward 21)— 

Stable. i)etition a 462; permit 471 
Edgestones : petition a 462 
Walpole street — 

Sidewalks: No. 4, petition a 269 
Walsh, Delia— 

Milli St., personal injuries, petition c 543 
Walsh, Morris ,J. — 

Appointed con.stable a 402, 419 
Walsh, Matthew, councilman (ward 3) — 
Oaths of oflice 1 

Appointed : committee on new bridge to Cliarlestown 19 ; pav- 
ing 19; city registrar's department 19; voting 29; funeral 
of councilman Harding 119; fourth July 203 
Remarks : 

Death of councilman Harding 118 
Walsh, Richard W. - 

Appointed: constable a 402, 419; officer to make complaint 
in cases of neglected children 418 
Walters, -Ann — 

201 Albany St., $3000 grade damages, order passed a 496, 524 
Waltham street — 

Paving: between Washington st. and Shawmut av., order 

passed a 298 
Projecting sign : near Washington St., petition a 384 
Electric light : corner Wasliington St., report a 626 
Walton, I. H.— 

Pay for poultry killed by dogs, petition a 96; order passed 121 
Walworth ^lanufaeturing Co. — 

E. First St., near O st. (8.B.), melting-furnaceB, petition 

a 84; permit 97 
Corner O and I'^irst sts., gasoline, license granted a 109 
Ward, Jolin E., et al.— 

Yeoman St., opposite Orchard st. (ward 20), crosswalk, peti- 
tion a 520 
AVard st. (ward 22) — 

Stable : rear No. 15, petition a 378; permit 385 
Wards- 
Ward 13: new ward-room, order referred c 28; call for 

report c 142; report, order passed e 372, a 379 
Use of ward-rooms for political meetings, petition a 14; 

report c 82, a 84 
Buildings for ward meetings: order referred c 142; report 

c 243, a 248 
Ward 1 : wardroom, order passed a 489, c492 
Ware, Frank T. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Ware, Horace E., trustee — 

Commercial-st. widening, $8000 damages, order passed a 175 
Ware, John J., et al. — 

Rosst( r and Eldon sts., lamps, petition a 485; report 625 
Ware, Leonard — 

6u Blue Hill av., sidewalk, petition a 254; order passed 270 
Ware, W. M.,etal.— 

Trull St. (Dorchester), coasting, petition a 581; permit 582 
Wareham street — 

New agreement to convey land to Joseph G. Shed, order 
passed a 472, c 477 
Warren avenue (ward 5) — 

Gates : petition a 84; order passed 98 
Warren, George, N. J. Bradlec, et al. — 

Corner Warren and Dudley sts., and Washington St., 
corners Dudley, Warren, Roxbury, and Euslis sts., 
eleeirio lights, petition .i378; report 626 



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"Warren, George W. — 

Elected first assistant assessor a 97, c 100 
Warren, Timothy — 

Whitney st. (ward 22), stable, petition a 384; leave to with- 
draw 437 
Stable, petition a 453 ; report referred 465 
Warren, W. W.— 

70 Baxter St., edgestones, sidewalks, order passed a 404 

YYTq yrcTl Stl'Gf't— ~~ 

Sidewall<s : No. 316-32G, petition a 462 . 
Warren street (ward 21) — 

8prinl!ling: from Grove Hall to Dudley St., petition a 204; 

order passed 225 
Sidewalk: No. 371, petition a 234; order passed 250 
Grading : damages a 251 

Track : connecting with Blue Hill av. and Central av., 
petition a 269, report, order notice 285; hearing 321; 
permit 344 
Stable : No. 630, petition a 327 ; permit 343 
Crosswalk : front of postotRce, order passed a 343 

At Elm Hill av., petition a 418 ; report 437 
Trees : No. 510, removal, petition a 495 

Electric lights : corner Dudley and Washington sts., petition 
a 378 ; reports 626 
Coiner AValnut av., iDetition a 388 
Warrenton street — 

Electric light: corner Shawraut av. and Tremont St., order 
passed a 540 
Warriner, Eraeline^ 

Portland-st. widening, $4500 damages, order passed a 391 
Washington's birthday — see Boston celebrations 
Washington park — 

Grading : near Bainbridge St., report c 355, a 360 
Washington street (Hay market sq. to Dedham line) — 

Claims : personal injuries a 14, 197, c 201, a 359, 436, o 439 

Damages a 495, c 594 
Electric lights : No. 741-756, permit a 22 
No. 671, petition a 53 
Corners Dudley, Warren, Roxbury, and Eustis sts., 

petition a 378; reports 626 
Corner Pelliam St., petition a 393 ; report 626 
Between Cornhill and Brattle St., petition a 434 
Corner Waltham St., report a 626 
Corner Bethlehem St., petition a 462 
No. 983-993, petition a 470 
Corner llo.-cbury and Zeigler sts., petition a 495 
Corner Devonshire St., petition a 495 
Electric-light poles : petition a 53 

Metropolitan li.R. tracks : between Temple place and 
Boylston st., and between ICueeland and Dover sts., 
petition a 53 
Paving : between Chester sq. and old Roxbury line, petition 

a 84 
Steam-engines: No. 254, petition, order notice a 84; hear- 
ing 120; permit 147 
No. 192-196, petition, order notice a 109; hearing 157; 

petition, order notice 158; hearing 205; permit 223 
No. 2058, petition, order notice a 109; hearing 157; 

permit 173 
Rear, near Keyes St., petition, order notice a 508 ; bearing 

555 ; permit 584 
No. 594, petition, order notice a 506; hearing 555; permit 
563 
Sidewalks : No. 2828, petition a 537 
Transjiarent sign : No. 987-989, petition a 571 
First brigade head-quarters : removal to No. 60S, petition 

n 163 ; order passed 210 
Telegraph poles : between Westminster av. and Cobden St., 

petition a 195; permit 209 
Crosswalk : report a 197 

At Floral place, report a 465 

Sidewalk, removal of bridge: at Adams House estate, 
petition a 470; report recommitted 488; report, action 
ininecessary a 496 
Use of Met. R.R. tracks by South Boston R.R. Co., I'eport, 

order notice a 197; liearing 234 
Druggists' mortars : No. 443, petition a 221 ; permit 237 
Sprinkling: from Cliff to Cedar sts., jietition a 234; order 

passed 250 
Bay-windows: No. 985-993, petition, order notice a 382; 
hearing 384; leave to withdraw 390 
No. 515-521, petition, order notice a 403; hearing 434; 
leave to withdraw 455 
Underground wires : from Franklin to School St., permit 

a 4U5 
Lamps : corner Dudley st., petition a 248; report 626 

Corner Bromlield st., petition a 393 
Edgestones : petitions a 283, 320 ; orders passed 558 
Near Keyes St., petition a 305 ; order passed 558 
Wooden buildings : near Keyes St., erection, petition a 340 
Sewers : corner Keyes St., petition a 359 ; report, order notice 
387; hearing 388; order passed 392 ; schedule of cost 
603 
Near Greenwood st., petition a 384; report, order notice 

392; hearing 393; order passed 397 
Abatement a 456 



Washington street (ward 5) — 

Electric light: corner Austin St., petition a 485 ; report 626 
Washington street (from Commercial si. to the water, ward 24) — 
Telephone poles : between School and Park sts., permit a 419 
Plank walk : between Harvard st. and the N. Y. & N.E R.R. 

depot, petition a 53 
Movement of wooden buildings r from corner Welles av. and 
Walton St., to near Torrey st., petition a 173; permit 
197 

To Melbourne st., near Central St., petition a 297; per- 
mit 343 
Stable : near Torrey St., petition a 195 ; permit 210 
Washington street (from Brookline line to Newton line, ward 25) — 
Macadamizing: from Cambridge st. to Newton line, petition 
a 39 

From Oak sq. to Newton line, petition a 84 
Sprinkling : between Lake and Shepard sts., order passed a 233 
Steam-engine : corner Rockland St., petition a 462 : hearing 

497 ; permit 558 
Grading, gutters, macadamizing; order passed a 496 
Washington Village — 

Electric light : petition a 434; report 626 
Water- 
Joint standing committee a 14, c 20 
I'ipes and eastings, request for authority to contract referred 

a 58; report, contract authorized a 60, e 65, 78 
Water registrar nominated and elected a 85, c 87 
Mystic-valley sewer and lower pond, order to petition passed 

c 10, a 14 
Extra high-service supply: order to give hearing c 11, a 14 ; 

report c 569, a 571 
Protection of water supply, and metropolitan drainage : 
message of mayor c 48; referred a 54 

Committee authorized to act before legislature, c 48, a 54 
Shawshine river, report, order to petition passed c 48, a 54, 

a 508, c 509 
Waste of water : order to investigate and report c 51, 69, a 72; 

report, orders referred c 292; report c 338; orders tabled 

c 351, 365 ; ordinance and orders substituted and rejected 

c367 
Report of metropolitan drainage commissioners, order passed 

to print a 59, c 62 
Additional appropriation, request referred a 73; report and 

order referred c 82 ; report, assigned c 94 ; order passed 

c 101, a 109 
Land in Framingham, release by city a 85, c 87 
Watering-troughs, use in winter, petition a 84 
Jamaica Fond Aqueduct Co. : request for hearing, referred 

a 120; report, referred c 289; report c 338; order rejected 

c355; motion to reconsider assigned c369; recommitted 

c442 
Ornamental fountain, proposal of Dr. H. D. Cogswell, a lOS 
Salary of water commissioner — see Salaries 
Cooled water fountains on public thoroughfares, petition a 195 
Timothy T. Sawyer appointed member of water board a 204, 

c230 
Agreement with Pauline A. Durant for use of lands, order 

passed .a 210 
nistory of water works, order passed c 282, a 284 
East Boston water supply, order referred c 333; report, order 

passed c 509, a 5iu 
Highland park, adjoining land, order referred c 333 
Care of hydrants and water for extinguishing fires — see Fire 

department 
Deacon waste-water detectors, order referred c 371 ; report, 

assigned c 373, 412; referred c 441; report c 460; assigned 

c481; orders amended and rejected 512; motion to re- 
consider tabled e 517 
Release of condition in deed, petition of Jeremiah Mains, 

report, order passed a 325, c 331 
Chestnut-Hill av., street mains, petition c 331; report c 417, 

a4ls 
Investigation of condition of water supply: petitions and 

order referred a .185; report, order for appointment of 

commission passed a 396, c 413; commission appointed 

c423 
Repair shop on Tufts st., communication referred a 396; re- 
port, order passed a 437 ; assigned e 439 ; passed c 493, 509 
Order passed requiring annual report a 406, c 412; response 

a 422, c 423; annual report a 464 
Church system: petition of C. H. Roosevelt c 477, a 485; re- 
port, order referred c 509; reijort c 570; order passed 

c 575, a ri83 
Reservoir lot and building, request for compensation, report, 

referred c 528; report c 570; referred c 576; report, 

referred c 601 
Water supply to Cambridge : application referred a 555 
Deacon meters fur East Boston, order passed e 570, a 571 
Water street — 

Paving: between Congress and Kilby sts., petition a 156 

Between Washington and Devonshire sts., petition a 506 
Post for telephone cable : corner Congress St., petition a 506; 

permit 524 
Water street (ward 5) — 

Paving: from Gray st. to navy yard, petition a 72; order 

passed 256 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Wooden builiiintr: rear No. 89, ereclioa, petition a 418; 
permit a 466, c 477 
W'atoimau, Joseph 8. — 

843 Albany st. (ward 20), wooden building, erection, petition 
a 305 ; leave to witlidraw a 325, c 331 
Watson, Sarali H.— 

River-st. widenini;, $80 damages, order passed a 329 
Waveilcy street (ward 2.)) — 

Sl:il)ie : near \Ve»lern ave., petition a 655; permit 503 
Wttverlcy street ( ward 21) — 

Stable : Xo. 04, petition a 72; leave to withdraw 86 
Wooden buiklinj^s: movement from near 151ue Hill av.. peti- 
tion a 120; permit 148 
Change of grade : between No. 53 and Blue Hill av., petition 

a 204 ; order passed 2j6 
Grading, macadumizmg, edgcslones, gutters : order passed 

a 256 
Sidewalks: Nos. 67, 60, 71, petition a 384; order passed 391 

No. 55 to 65, petition a 384 ; order passed 391 
Trees: No. 77, removal, i)elition a 3S8 
Kdgestones : Xo. 7".t. i)etitii)n a :i9''. ; order passed 404 
Edgestones, t^idewalks: eorner Blue Hill av., petition a 403; 
order passed 419 
Way, Samuel A., heirs of — 

27-47 Way st., 108 & 200 Albany St., $19,167 grade damages, 
order passed a 391 
Way street— 

Grade damages a 491 
Wayne street — 

"stable: petition a 520; permit 540; petition 560; permit 574 
faewcr: petition a 144; report, order notiee 175; order passed 
210; sehedule of cost 682; order for assessment and col- 
lection 608 
Webster avenue (ward 25) — 

Lumps : pttitiou a 204 
Webster, Edwin K , et uL— 

Saratoga st., from Chelsea to Wordsworth St., sprinkling, 
petition a 221 ; order passed 238 
Webster, F. G., et iiL— 

Morion St., sidewalks, petition a 21 ; order passed 308 
Web.ster, K. W. 

liear 701 Dudley st. (ward 20), stable, petition a 388; permit 
396 
Webster, K. \\.,etal.— 

Dudley st , corner HumjArey St., crosswalk, petition a 495 
Webster, Jeremiah — 

343 Shawinul av., steam-engine, petition, order notice a 96; 
hearing 144; permit 1.58 
Webster, John !>., et al. — 

Sedgwick st., sidewalks, etc., petition a 156 
Webster street (K.I5.) — 

Pipe: petition a 156; permit 175 
Coast i n •; : pi-tition a 6U3; report 625 
Weighers, public — 

Appointments a 84, 150, 19'., 204, 221, 234, 248,254,269 283, 
320, 327, 340, 359, SJS, 354, 402, 470, 520, 671 
Weight, A. W.— 

44 Magnolia St., edgcstones, sidewalk, petition a 340; order 
passed 361 
Weights and nieiisures — 
Standing ronimiltee a 14 
Deputy granted leave of absence a 23 
Aimual report of sealer a 40 
Deputy sealers appointed a 173 
Sealer appointed a 144, 161 

Additional appropriation, report, order passed a 59, c 65, 78 
Weis, Richard C , et cil. — 

C;iapp place (ward 24), lamps, petition a 156 
Weiss, Kniilii — 

lioslin av., corner Washington st. (ward 23), stable, petition 
a 254;. permit 272 
Welby, Lawrence D., et a I. — 

Use of ward-rooms for political meetings, petition a 14; re- 
port, leave to withdraw c 82, a 84 
General meeting of citizens, i)etition a 72 ; report a 98; com- 
munication a 235 
Welch, E. C, et <tl.— 

Meridi n St., at public library, lamp, petition a 254 
Welch, John — 

Bhepard st. (w.ird 25), cdgestoue and sidewalk abatement, 
petition a 194 
Welch, Mary— 

Pay due deceased husband, order passed c 494, a 495 
Welch, Munroe W.— 

Kancuil Hall market, transfer of cellar No. 13, a 197 
Welch, Patrick J.— 

Appointed tield-driver and pound-keeper c 318, a 322 
Welch, William J., councilman (ward 7) — 
Oaths of oflice 1 
Appointed: committee on elections 5; assessors' department 

19; police 20 ; fourth July 203 
Elected : committee on finance 17 
Remarks : 

Ward 22 contested election 91, 104 
Building for police department 141, 152 



Appropriation bill 185, 219 
Case of George Uarker 281 
Water meters and inspectors 354 
Welch, William J., et at— 

Itear 1 Unity St., lamp petition a 269 
Weld, Annie W. 

Forest Hills St., edtrestone, petition a 388; order passed 394 
Weld, John, William Minot, et al. — 

Hyde-park av., grading, sidewalks, etc., petition a 63 
Weld, Joseph — • 

BaUci-.sl. widening, $50 damages, order passed a 472 
Weld. Nathaniel- 
Florence St., grading, petition a 453, 571 
Welles avenue — 

Macadamizing: from Ocean to Harley St., petition a 144 
Wellington, Charles S.— 

Appointed public weigher a 193 
Wellington, Frank H.— 

Rear Rutherford av., opposite Lincoln st. (ward 4), wooden 
addition to building, petition a 234; leave to withdraw 
a 2.15. c 259 
Wellington, Henry W., et al. — 

Allandale st., lamps, petition a 254, 340 
Wellington street — 

Edgestones, sidewalks : order passed a 209 
No. : 0, petition a 485; order passed 496 
Petition to i)ut in order a 462 
Wells, George II. — 

('oleman st., gas-lights, petition a 173 
Wells Memorial Association— 

985-903 Washington St., bav-windows, petition, order notice 
a 382; hearing :384; leave to withdraw 390 
Wells Memorial -Association, trustees of — 

985-903 Washington St., electric light, petition a 470 
Wells Memorial Workinginen's CIuIh- 

987-989 Washington st., transparent sign, petition a 571 
Wendell street (ward 12) — 

Name of I 'earl i)lac(' changed to Wendell St. a 539 
Sidewalk : corner Hamilton St., petition a 555 
Went worth, James 15. — 

10 Tupelo St., edgestones, sidewalks, petition a 173 
Wentworth, William II.— 

Broadway extension, $85 damages, order passed a 344 
West, William H., et id.— 

Sup't of granite bridge, appointment of Dennis Murphy, 
petition in favor a 21 
West Broadway (ward 13) — 

Lantern : No. lOlJ, petition a 195; permit 209 

South Boston R.R. location: report, order notice a 197; 

hearing 234 
S.B. R.R. tracks: to Harrison av., petition a 434; report, 
order notice 507; hearing 555; permit 6^8 
West Brookline street — 

J.,yiug-in hospital : No. 151, petition a 254; permit 269 
West Canton street — 

Electric light: corner Columbus av. and Appleton St., pe'i- 
tioii a~602 
West Chester park — 

Sidew.alk : corner Westland av., petition a 144; order passed 158 

At Hotel Pemberton, petition a ;593; oj-der passed 405 
St.ible : corner lioylston st., petition a 555; perjnit 5(53 
Edgestones, sidewalks: corner Newbury et., petition a 506 ; 

order passed 524 
Exchange of land : petition a 173; order passed a 256, c 260; 

deed accepted a 326, c 331 
Sprinkling: from Beacon st. to Providence R.R., order 
passed a 108 
West Cottage st. (ward 20)— 

Stables : near Blue Hill av., petition a 120; permit 147 

Petition a 221 ; permit 284 
Sewers: extension to Woodville sq., petition a 254; report, 
order notice 328; hearing 340; order passed 382; 
schedule of cost 582; order for assessment and col- 
lection 608 
Petition a 209 
Edgestones, sidewalks : comer Woodville sq., petition a 283; 
order passed 298 
Nos. 84 and 86, petition a 320; order passed 391 
Sidewalks : Xo. 96, petition a 38S ; order passed 394 
No. 14, petition a o93; order passed 405 
West Dedham street — 

Clock : No. 12, petition a 14; permit a 85 
West Fifth street- 
Paving : between B and C sts., petition a 156 
Sidewalks: No. 22, petition a 378; order passed 386 
West Fii-st street — 

Wooden buildings: movement, junction of Fotmdry st. and 
Dorchester av., petition a 156; permit 175 
Erection, near E si., petition a 248 
Near F st., addition, i)etition a 495; permit 558 
Sidewalks : No. 40'J-415, order passed a 250 
Sprinkling : between B and E sts., order passed a 250 
West Newton street — 

Removal of electric-light poles : order referred a 42; passed 65 
Electrif-light poles: from Huntington av. to Albany St., peti- 
tion a 120 



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"West Ninth street — 

Cesspool: coiner Dorchester St., petition a 108; report 210 
West Rutlaud square^ 

Edgestoncs : Nos. 84 and 86, petition a 320 
Retaining walls and abiitmtiits lor footbridge across Provi- 
dence R.K. : order passed a 3yo ; order to build bridge 496 
Sidewalks: Nos. 84, 86, petition ao9o; order passed 404 
West Second street^ 

Wooden building: corner E St., addition, petition a 359 
West Sevcntli street^ 

Wooden building: near E St., erection, petition a 144; leave 

to witlidraw a 200, c 201 
Edgestones, gutters : between B and D sts., order passed a 386 
Sidewalks : No. 71, petition a o8i; order passed 391 
No. 80, petition a 453 
Nos. 71 and 83, petition a 462 
Between B and J) sts., petition a 470 
Steam-engines: rear No. 73-75, petition, order notice a 434; 

hearing 470; permit 488 
Edgestones : between D and E sts., petition a 470 
West Sixth street— 

Edgestones : No. 86, petition a 305; order passed 326 

No. 88, petition a 305 ; order passed 326 
Sidewalk; No. 90, petition a 340; order passed 361 
West Third street — 

Sidewalk : No. 271, petition a 166 
Sprinkling: petition a 259; leave to withdraw 285 
Edgestones, sidewalks : No. ;J37, order passed a 419 
Steam-engine : corner F St., petition, order notice a 571 ; hear- 
ing 6U2; permit 613 
Westcott, Stephen E. — 

350 Newbury St., stahle, petition a 283; permit 309 
West Walnut park (ward 23) — 

Sewer: petitions a 402, 453; report, order notice 497; hearing 
606; order passed 524; schedule of cost 603; order for 
assessment and collection 613 
Wester, John D., et al. — 

Sedgwick St., sidewallis, etc., petition a 156; order passed 
309 
Western avenue — 

Wooden buildings : movement from near North Harvard st., 
across avenue, petition a 144; permit 158 
Near Harvard av., erection, petition a 506; permit 558 
Western Union Telegraph Co. — see Telephone 
Westland avenue — 

Sidewalli: corner West Chester parix, petition a 144; order 
passed 153 
Westminster avenue — 

Sidewallcs : corner Walnut av., petition a 269 
Westminster street — 

Temporary closing: order passed a 343 
Weston street (ward 19) — 

Stalile : No. 19, extension of time to build, permit a 147 
Claims : damages to house, No. 61 c 423, 483, a 485 
Wcstville street — 

Laying out : damages a 456 
Wetherbee, Sarah B. — 

10 Tudor St., edgestones, sidewallc, petition a 327 
Wharton, William h'., councilman (ward 11) — 
Oaths of ottice 1 

Appointed: committee on elections 5; council rules and 
orders 5: joint rules and orders 0; funeral corporation 
'counsel 12; judiciary 19; ordinances 2u; public instruc- 
tion 20; transfer of powers of aldermen 29; chairman of 
council pro tern. 8i ; commissioner to revise the ordi- 
nances 109; president 737-0 i£)n. 264; committee on report 
of revised ordinances 363 
Elected: eonimittee on finance 17; chairman 28 
Remarks : 

Joint order establishing salaries 10 

Acting mayor in emergencies 18 

Howard av. and Quincy St., school-house sites 18 

Powers of aldermen, transfer to city council 28 

Revision of the ordinances 44 

Directors East Boston ferries 48 

Investigation of police commissioners 51 

Coasting 62 

Prevention of small-pox 63 

Additional appropriation for fire department 64 

Additional appropriation for weights and measures 66 

Rules and orders of the council 79 

Ward 22 contested election 90, 103 

North-end branch library 101 

Liquor license commission lu5, 550 

Salary of water commissioner 142 

Building for police department 152 

Law department 153, 166, 169 

Registration of births 166 

Appropriation bill 184,218 

Salary of corporation counsel 213 

Removal of police commissioners 216, 231 

Underground telegraph wires 229 

Herdic coaches 232 

Suit for use of patented inventions 241 

Semi-mouthly ])ay-i-oll and assignment of wages 245 

Regularity of certain proceedings 262, 264, 276 



Case of George Barker 280 
Trinity square 288, 314, 350 
Theatrical licenses 296 
Police head-quarters 296 
Pay of laborers 302 
Salaries 311, 335, 548 

West Roxbury and South Boston parks 354, 458, 545 
Widening Kneeland St. 364 
Ordinance relating to printing 365 
Otficial terms of financial officers 368 
Time of electing supt. common 368 
Water meters 460 ^ 

Public garden pond 511 
Waste-water detectors 513 
Reports due from judiciary committee 517 
New bridge to Charlestown 534 
Avenue to North ferry 551 
, Ordinance relating to bridges 576, 597 
Public baths 698, 616 
Revised ordinances 594, 610, 617 
Wheatland, George, jr. — 

Newbury St., corner Chester park St. (ward 11), stable, peti- 
tion a 120; permit 147 
Exchange of land on West Chester park and B. & A. R.R., 
petition a 173; order passed a 256, c 260; deed accepted 
a 326, c 331 
West Chester park and Newbury st., edgestones, sidewalks, 
petition a 506 ; order passed 524 
Whe.atland avenue — 

Grading, gravelling: petition a 163 
Wheeler, Charles — 

Elected representative a 625 
Wheeler, Edward C— 

Melville av., near Washington st. (ward 24), stahle, petition 

a 297 ; permit 309 
Melville av., edgestones, order passed a 437 
Wheeler, Emerson, et al. — 

Nortli Harvard St., hetween Camhridge st. and Western av. 
(Brighton), plank walk, petition a 485 
Wheeler, Robert W.— 

Appointed assistant supt. Broadway bridge a 406 
Wheeler Reflector Co. — 

Reflectors in city streets, petition a 129 
Wheeler, William A.— 

Elected tirst assistant assessor a 108, c 115 
Wheeler & Wilson Manufacturing Co. — 

594 Washington St., steam-engine, petition, order notice a 506; 
hearing 555 ; permit 563 
Wheyland, Michael — 

Appointed fteld-drlver and pound-keeper a 270, c 275 
Whicher, William E.— 

Elected second assistant assessor a 145, c 150 
Whitcomb, A. F., et al. — 

Jamaica Plain, restoration of reserve steam fire-engine, peti- 
tion c 484 ; report c 492, a 495 
Whitcomb, George H. — 

Appointed public weigher a 221 
White, Clinton, alderman — 
Oaths of office 1 

Appointed: committee on joint rules and oi'ders 3; licenses 
14,72; city hospital 14; city registrar's department 14; 
E.B. ferries 14, 72; printing 14; public library 14, 72; 
wages of laborers 22; petition of William Frost 42; 
seventeenth June 84; fourth of July 173; conference on 
salaries 378 
Elected : trustee city hospital c 82, a 84 
Remarks : 

Removal of snow 60 

Hoosac Tunnel Dock and Elevator Co., regulations for 

railroad crossings 75 
Tree on High st., Charlestown 149, 157 
New bridge to Charlestown 180, 475, 491, 500 
Sale of Charlestown navy-yard 225 
Suit of Marcus P. Norton 249 
Paving Devonshire St. 252 
Lighting Hancock square 286 
Electric lights 346 
Police head-quarters 380, 487 
Ice for engine-houses 381 
Widening Warren bridge 560 
Coasling'58l 

Dumping snow on common 585 
Eagle on Old State House 603 
Tracks on Chelsea bridge 636 
White, Edward A., trustee, (tuL — 

Devonshire St., between Milk and State sts., paving, petition 
a 156 
White, Frank R.— 

Appointed public weigher a 320 
White, John R.— 

Carlton st. (ward 24), stable, petition a 495; permit 508 
White, Sumner P. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419; oflicor to make complaint in 
cases of neglected children 418 
White, Thomas — 

Appointed field-driver and pound-keeper a 270, c 275 



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INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY' COUNCIL, 



While street— 

8priiikliii^: from Prescott to Meridian St., petition a 283; 

order pasi>ed ;;fi8 
Sidewalks : So. 114, petition a 378; order parsed 286 

So. 116, petition a 378; order parsed 386 

X-.. 110, 112, petition a 388; order passed 394 
White street (ward 1; — 

\V<x>den buildings ; movement from So. 43 across street, 
I>eliiion a 120; permit 148 

Frf.in No. 2S to Cj Brook» St., petition a 173 
Whlteman, Naomi E. — 

Tappaa primary- school yard, personal injuries, leave to with- 
* draw c i*4. a06 

Whiting, AlUrt T.— 

Fre!>ident of directors pablic institutions 250 
Ejected representative a 525 
Whiting, Alfred— 

52 F til., !>idewalk, petition a 393; order passed 405 
Whitins, I.,e»!ie — 

Appointed a.*-?i»tant supt. Dover-st. bridge a 406 
Whiting, J. O , K Co., et at.— 

Central st., between Kilby and Broad sts., paving, petition 

a 144 
Whiting street (ward 22) — 

Stable : rear No. h'i, petition a 378; leave to withdraw 385 
Whitmarsh, William W.— 

Elected representative a 525 
Whitmore, A. E.— 

610-612 Ea!«l Ninth St., sidewalk, petition a 120 
Whitmore, William H., councilman (ward 12) — 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed: committee on council rules and orders 5; 

joint rules and orders 6; funeral corjxjralion counsel 12; 

method of counting votes 19; judiciarj" 1S» 
Declination to wr^e on any committee 'J»; withdrawn 165 
Appointed : committee on transfer of powers of aldermen 29; 

committee on public buildings 165; assessors, special 

259; city hall reference library 2i9; conference on sala- 
ries 355; report of revised ordinances 363; city sur- 
veyor's department 484; funeral ex-mayor Quincy 505 
Elected : trustee public library c 28, a 40, 53, c 02; president 

pro tern. 119, 183, 331, 439, 492 
Remarks : 

Flati- for Charles-river embankment 6 

Joint rules and orders 9, 27 

Mysiic- valley sewer and lower pond 10 

Joint order establisliing salaries 10 

H'printing ordinances 11 

Ortiii- of ojrporation counsel 11 

]Jea;h of corporation counsel 11 

.Saf' ty of ro<jrni> in city hall 17 

A' tin^ mayor in emergencies IS 

<71d burial-grounds 43 

Iievi>ion of the ordinances 43, 296, 363 

Directors PZa.«t Boston ferries 4S 

Lighting high and Latin school drill-hall 50 

I'oariU and commissions .50 

Iir. '-ligation of police commissioners 51, 65, 77 

'Jakiug of life by policemen 51 

Pemberton-Mjuare fence 63 

Prevention of small-pox 63 

Additional appropriation for weights and measures 65 

North-end branch library 77, 101, 295 

Rules aiid orders of the council 78 

Joint orders 83, 138 

Ward 22 contested election 90, 103 

Liquor license commistion lOo, 550 

Nomination of corporation counsel 106 

Death of councilman Harding 118 

I -aw department i:i3, 153, 166, 169 

High schrxjls 140 

List of large tax-payers removed from city 141 

Building for police department 141, 1-52 

Salary of water commissioner 142 

Bri!;gs house 151, 233 

Care of cemeteries 164, 303, 363, 375 

Kogistration of births 106 

Work on public buildings 167 

Laborers' p-iy and a-ssignmenta thereof 171, 294, 301, 355 

City hall reference library 171, 244 

Appropiia'.ion bill 18J, 218 

Pay of li-amsters 212 

Salary of corporation counsel 213 

Removal of police commissioners 215, 229, 230 

Underground telegraph wires 228 

Hcrdic coaches 2.>2 

Index to proceedings of city council 240 

Suit for use of yjatented inventions 240 

Rescinding a ballot 242, 246 

Semi-monthly pay-roll and assignment of wages 245 

Di-po»al of iron fences 2ij;.' 

Irrcifularitv of certain proceedings 261, 263, 276 

Trinity sqiiare 263, 288, 311, 349 

Case of George Barker '^80 

Theatrical licenses 296 

Police bead-quarters 296, 372, 478, 481 



Orderins roU-oall 301 

C.'i- '. t.'unningham 311 

8a 48 

S:. _ ■ ' '• —318 

p. 

W - ;^>8ton parks 354, 457, 545 

Broadway cxieiisitjii <>57 

Widenin-; K!)-«-lan'l «t. ."Wl 

Or ,,426 

\\ 

Oi; . , , ra 365 

F.. 

lie:--, - : 72 

Pay of city employes during vacations 373 
Report ou new library buiidini; 377 
Death of ex-mayor Norrross 4CW 
Dearbom-st. Kchr>ol-house 410 
If'/ ' rnmittees 412, 437 

Ai .. 9, 412 

Po..._. .. , . >414 

liepor; lit inspector of vineg-ar 415 

Bills of H. I>. Parker ac to. 417, 460 

lieport on order relating to record commissioners' reports 

+57 
Pu' - on fitness of high and Latin 

':,-:i09, 531 
TU•lN.J^..l ./I -alth-av. fences 483 

Death of el : licy 504 

Shav. -lij:ie . _ . __ _• 

P> 1 pond 510 

W.i . de;r..--tors 513 

lUp >r:s due ■ -nittee 517 

Sale Easi-«t. ot -526 

Ex- 
N. 

Po . . .,. 542 

N' 

Sa: - .• - - :aZ 

Charies-n\cr ciiibatikiuent 549 
Avenue to North ferry 552 
'I'enureof ofiice supt. common 552 
An museum lot 554 
Bicycle track on common 5^6 
Extension of Fulton street b&J 
Widening Warren bridge 563 
Roxbiiry high school, military drill 575 
Ordiiianie relatini; to bridges 577, 597 
Public baths 599, 616 
Ri-visi-d ordin rinces .794, 610, 618 
Ar .616 

E.. Uouse622 

T.\'--- . • :.i,..-sioner a 270, c 275 

R 1 of Old .State House, address, order passed to 

-74, a 379 
Whitney, Anna — 

92 JJt. Wrnon st., bay-window, petition, order notice a 388; 
hearing, le:ive to withdraw, 333 
Whitney, L. L. and G. H.— 

Elmore St., near \layfair et. (ward 21), stable, petition a 393; 
permit 405 
Whitney. T. D., & Co.— 

39 Kingston st , steam-enirine, petition, order notice a 506; 
hciirini; 5?>5; permit 563 
WTiitney, IsRiel G. — 

Cottage place .'ward 23), stable, petition a 237 ; permit 309 
Whitney street ! ._ — 

Stables ; pe- ; Icive to withdraw 437 

Petition .. -,.,^ . ,. port referred 46o 
Wbittcmorc, George — 

Appointed measurer of upper leather a 108 
Whittemore, Walter E.— 

F'lorence st. near PopLir St. (ward 23),. stable, petition a 402; 
permit 420 
Whitten, Charles Vamey, alderman — 
Oaths of office 1 

Elected : committee on acconnts 3; chairman 16 
Appointed ; committee on Fan'.uil H-iU and county buildings 
14; licenses 14; steam-engines 14; claims 14: ordinances 
14; public buildings 14; public lands 14; public library 
14; treasurv department 14; prison inspection 24; fourth 
of July 173' 
Contested election : petition of William Frost a 23; report 30; 
laid on table 57; petition referred to committee of the 
whole .i3 ; report, resolve passed 60 
Whitten. Isaiah— 

Elected first assistant a.<-sessor a 97, c 100 
Whitten, J. O.— 

Upton St., wooden building, addition, permit a 40, c 43 
Whittier. C. A.— 

270 Beacon st., edgeetone, sidewalk, petition a 485; order 
passed 496 
Whittier Machine Co.— 

Hampshire St., sidewalk, petition a 537; order passed 558 
Wliyte, R. -A.- 

Sargent's wharf (ward 10), next to No. 6, stable, permit 
a 22 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



LXXIX 



Wicklow street (Brighton) — 

Grading, niiicadamizing : petition a 39 ; order passed 303 
Revised grade established ; order passed a 471 
Wiggin, William 11., et ai.— 

Kast Fifth St., between G and H sts., grading, etc., petition 
,a3Sl 
"Wightnian, Henry M.— 

jSTorainated and elected city engineer a 73, c 77 
Wiglitman, Henry M , agent — 

Old Harbor Point wliarf, wooden building, erection, permit 
a 40, c 43 
Wilbor, A. G., trustee- 
Broadway extension, $83 damages, order passed a 383 
Wilbur, W. B.— 

Fourth St., damages, petition a 297 
Wilde, O., heirs of, d al.— 

Friend st. and Dock sq., paving, petition a 194; order passed 
298 
Wilder, Marshall P., et al.— 

Blue Hill av., sewer, petition a 144; report, order notice 175; 
hearing 193; order jjasscd 210 
Wiley, W. Otis- 
Appointed public weiglier a 193 
Wilkins, B.— 

Damages for causing water at bouse to be turned off, petition 
a 254 
Willcutt, Levi L.— 

Nominated and elected overseer of poor a 84, c 88 
Willcutt, L. L., Hal.— 

Centre and Baker sts. (W.R.), lamps, report a 626 
Williams, Charles A.— 

Appointed constable a 84, 402, 419; resigned 434 
Williams, Hannah S. — 

Sever st. (Charlestown), sewer abatement a 210 
Williams, Henry B., et al. — 

St. James av., telephone posts, remonstrance a 248 
Williams, J. J.— 

Rutherford av., sewer abatement, order passed a 239 
Williams, John J- — 

Lake St. ( Brighton) , grading, grade, petition a 418 
Williams, Joseph — 

Corinth St., laying out and extension from Washington to 
Brandon sts., §611 damages, order passed a 564 
Williams, Josiali A. — 

Pratt St. (ward 25), taking land for sewer, order notice a 508; 
liearing 537 ; order jjassed 558 
Williams, Joseph W. — 

School St. (W.Ii.), relocation, $325 damages, order passed 
a3s3 
Williams, Moses — 

Deceased, committee to attend funeral c 416 
Williams, Nicholas M. — 

Appointed undertaker a 283 
Williams, P. F.— 

Fred .St., corner Arlington av. (ward 4), wooden addition to 
building, petition a 495; permit 558 
Williams, Rev. John D. — 

East Fourth St., corner I st. (ward 14), wooden buildings, 
erection, petition a 173; permit a 200, c 201 
Williams, Thomas, — 

Appointed assistant supt. Clielsea (south draw) bridge a 406 
Williams, W. B.— 

67, 69, 71 Waverley St., sidewalk, petition a 384; order passed 
391 
Williams, Wright W.— 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Williams street — 

Grading, etc. : from Washington to Forest Hills St., petition 

a 393; order passed 465 
Telephone poles : between Call and Forest Hills sts., permit 
a 419 
Between Walnnt st. and Blue Hill av., permit a 419 
Lamps : from Walnut to Washington St., petition a 560 
Willis, John D., et al.— 

Rockland st. (ward 25), sidewalk abatements, jietition a 173; 
leave to withdraw 250 
Willow street (ward 23) — 

Wooden buildings : movement from rear Centre st., i^etition 
a 581; pcrinit 6 I3 
Wilmont street (Roxbury) — 

From Bainbridge st. to Elmore st., name changed to Mayfair 

St. a 84 
Crosswalk : at Elmore St., report a 197 
Wilson, B. O. and G. C— 

28 Merchants' row, druggist's mortar, petition a 305; permit 
329 
Wilson, Charles B. — 

Arnory .st. (Itoxbury), grade, petition a 359 
Wilson, George A., cl al. — 

Cambridge St., from B. & A. R.R. crossing to Washington 

St., macadamizing, petition a 39 
Parsons st. (ward 25), gr.ading, cdgestones, petition a 305; 
order passed 326 
Wilson, George A. and 15. F. Rickcr — 

Bigelow St. (ward 25), extension, $3247.60 damages, order 
passed a 391 



Faneuil st. (ward 25), widening, $24.20 damages, order passed 
a 391 
Wilson, George L. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Wilson, George N., et al. — 

Parsons st., between Washington and North Beacon sts., 
grading, macadamizing, petition a 21 ; order passed 326 
Wilson, J. T.— 

Corner Blackstone and Clinton sts., lantern, petition a 195; 
permit 209 
Wilson, Sarah — 

First St., sewer abatement, order passed a 239 
Wilson square — 

Removal offence c 302, a 310, c 311, 316, a 322, c 372, a 379 
Wilton, A. B., et al.— 

Gibson st., grading, etc., petition a 21 
Winchester, Eliza G. and William Sohier, trustees — 

Dunstable St.. laying out, $400 damages, order passed a 489 
Winchester, Franklin — 

Appointed assistant harbor master a 283, 300 
Wnin, O. F.— 

Corner Regent and Circuit sts., cdgestone, sidewalk, petition 
402 ; order passed 419 
Winship street — 

Grading, macadamizing: between Washington st. and Chest- 
nut Hill av., petition a 21 
Sewer : petition a 195 
Winslow street — 

Lamp : between Zeigler and Dudley sts., petition a 144 
Winter, Julia M. — 

Ashford St., edgestone, petition a 120; order passed 308 
Winter street — 

Crosswalk : opposite No. 21, petition a 120; report 175 
Winter street (ward 24) — 

Telephone poles : petition a 402; permit a 465 
Winthrop — 

Passenger wagons: to Border and Lamartine sts. (E. B.), 
petition a 204; license a 270 
To AVinthrop Junction, license a 343 
Winthrop Junction — 

Passenger wagons : to South Ferry, petition a 234 ; license 270 
To \\''inthrop, license a 343 
Winthrop street (Boxbury) — 

Claims : personal injuries a 144 

Stepping-stone: No. 40, petition a 283; leave to withdraw 

29'5 ; petition 571 ; permit 587 
Sidewalks : No. 87, petition a 388; order passed 394 
Wirts, John — 

71 West Seveutli St., sidewalk, petition a 384; order passed 
391 
Wise, Charles H., councilman (ward 23) — 

Elected to fill vacancy : report a 208 ; qualified c 212 
Appointed: special committee on assessors' department 259; 
bonds city oflicers 34s; hydrants 372; funeral Moses Wil- 
liams 416; surveyor's department 484 
Wise, John — 

152 Tyler St., $1250 grade damages, order passed a 391 
Wiswall, Romanzo N. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Witherell, O. D., et al.— 

Tremont St., petition that cars be allowed to stop at Evana 
House a 156 
Wolcott, Roger- 
Elected representative a 525 
Wolf, Peter, jr., et al.— 

Mechanic st., sidewalks, etc., petition a 53 
Wolft'sohn, Siegfried — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Wolston, Edward B. — 

Appointed public weigher a 193 
Wood and bark — 

Measurers appointed a 108, 156, 340, 485 
Wood. Frank, et al.— 

Alban st. (ward -'4), gutters, grading, petition a 388 
Wood, George H., & Co.— 

Medford st., near Quincy st. (Charlestown), steam boiler, pe- 
tition a 173 ; permit 197 
Wood, H., Son, & Co.— 

Medford st., opposite North Meade st. (ward 4), stable, peti- 
tion a 402 : permit 420 
Woodman, B. M., el al. — 

Parker St. (Charlestown), sewer, petition a 340; report, order 
notice 387 ; hearing 388 ; order jjassed 467 
Woods, Henry T. — 

Huntington av., extension from Parker to Tremont sts., 
$183 damages, order passed a 626 
Woods, S. A., et al.— 

E St., footway under Old Colony R.R., petition a 269; report, 
order passed a 362, c 363 
Woods, T. .A., et al. — 

Dorchester st., from Eighth st. to Broadway, sprinkling, 
petition a 221 
Woodville square- 
Sewer : report, order notice a 328 ; hearing 340 ; order passed 
382; schedule of cost 532; order for assessment and col- 
lection b08 



LXXX 



INDEX TO PROCEEDIXGS OF CITY COUNCIL. 



Woodward, E. T., et al.— 

Lambfi-t iiv., coasting, petition a 581; permit 5S2 
Woollitidalo, Charles F.— 

Appointtd constable a 402, 419; officer to make complaint 

in cases of ncijlccted children 418 
Woollcy, William, alderman — 
Oaths of office 1 
Appointed: committee on improved sewerage 3; bridg'S 14; 

Faneuil hall and cuunty buildings 14, 72; paving 14; 

assessors' department 14; engineer's department 14; tire 

department 14; harbor 14; public buildings 14, 72; police 

commission 22; auditor's estimates 121; fourth of July 

173; report of revised ordinances 378; bridge to Cam- 

brid'^e 4 i4 ; funeral ex-major Quincy 604 
Elected : director K. B. ferries c 48, a 63 
Ileraarks : 

Underground wires 25 

Frost-Whitlcn contested election case 33, 61 

Record commissioners' documents 'J8 

Sealer of weights and measures 162 

Police commissioners 193 

Director of East Boston ferries 198 

8upt. of Granite bridge 198 

Tay of teamsters 199 

Probation oflieers 238 

Buit of Marcus O. Norton 249 

Salaries oOJ 

Pay of laborers 305, 341 

Church Green 324 

Kemoval of signs, etc., from trees 345 

Ice for engine-houses 381 

Removal of wires and poles 386 

Dearborn school-house 389 

Police head-quarters 407 

Breed's island school-house 467 

Sale of Savai;e school-house 538 

Petition of Elisha Deware 556 

Tappan school-house 56j 

Eagle on Old State house 603 
Worcester, Ira It. — 

Ottawa 8t. (ward 21), stable, petition a 14, 21 ; leave to with- 
draw 58 
Worcester street (ward 18) — 

Stable: No. 1, petition a 84; leave to withdraw 121 



Wormelle, Ben,jamin, et al. — 

Playground n ;ar Union sq^., pstition a 235; report, order 
passed o 355, a 33J 
Worthington, John H., ft al. — 

Belfast and Saganure sts. (ward 21), lamps, petition a 405; 
report 025 
Worthington, 11., et al. — 

Congress sq., paving, petition a 141 
Worthington street (ward 23),— 

Stable : No. 6, petition a 520; leave to withdraw 558 
Wright, Isaac Hull- 
Estate of Dorothy Ann Craig, forfeiture to city, order passed 
c 600, a 6 )2 
Wright, .Tames — 

4:J-49 Beverly St., steam-engine, jjctition, order notice a 503; 
h:'aring5)5; permit 53i 
Wright, Warren .\.— 

Appointed: constable a 4)2, 419; officer to make complaint 
in cases of negle;-ted children 418 
AVriting inks — see Printins; 
Wyeth, Andrew N.,.jr. — 

A|)poiiited weiglicr and inspector of bundle hay a 193 
Wyman, Abraham G. — 

Appointed constable a 402, 419 
Wyman, Louis J. — 

Savin st., edgestono, sidewalk, petition a 156 
Wynne, I'atrick B. — 

Appointed weigher of coal a 254 
Wyoming street— 

Kdgcstone, etc ; petition a 393 

Yeoman street — 

Sidewalks : Xos. 6, 8, 10, petition a 520 
Crosswalk : opposite Orcharo st., petition a 520 

Yetter, A. B.,& Co.— 

Sprinkling city streets, petition a 93; permit 175 

/.eigler, Alfred — 

Stony brook, land damages, order passed a 14S, c 151 

Zeigler street — 

Electric li<rht : corner Washington and Roxbury sts., petition 
a 495 

Zetle, Mary- 
Bremen St., sewer .ab.atcmont, order p.assod a .397 



CITY GOVERNMENT 



CITY OF BOSTON. 



Organization of the Government. 

JANUARY 2, 1889. 



The members-elect of the Hoard of Aldermen 
■were called to order by the City Clerk at 10.15 A. M. 
immediately the Mayor-elect, Mayor frince and 
Chief Justice Gray came Id, and the Mayor-elect 
took the Chair. 

A message was received from the Coiumon Council 
that there was a quorum of the members-elect ot 
that body present and ready to be qualified. 

In coiupl'aiice with the message the Mavor-elect, 
the Mayor, the Aldermen-elect, Chief Justice Gray 
and the City Clerk attended in the Council Chamber. 

Tlie members elect of the Common Council were 
called to order at 10.10 A. M., by Mr. N. M. Morri- 
son of Ward 23, senior member elect. 

On motion of Mr. Freeman of Ward 10. Messrs. 
Freeman of Ward 10, Maguireof Ward 19, and Eddy 
of Ward 24, were appointed a committee to collect 
creileiitials, which ,iuty they performed, and report- 
ed tUat sixty-four members were present. 

On motion of Mr. Liovell, of Ward I, it was or- 
dered, — That a committee be appointed to intorm 
bis Honor the Mayor and Boird ot .lldermcn that a 
quorum of the members-elect of the Common Coun- 
cil is now present ready to be qualified. 

Mr. Lovi^U was appointeJ the committee. He 
performed the duty assigned, and presently reported 
that the Mayor and Alder'nen elect would presently 
attend for the purposes of qualiScation. 

The Mavor and' AKlerrnen-elect, the City Clerk, 
accompanied l)y Chief Justice Gray of the Supremo 
Judicial Court, and Rev. Warren H. Cudworlh en- 
tered the Council Chamber. The Mavor-elect took 
the chair, and prayer was offered by Rev. Mr. Cud- 
worth. 

The usual oaths of office were administered to the 
Mavor elect oy Chief Justice Gray, and to the mem- 
bers of the Boani of Aldermeaand Common Couacil 
present by the Mayor, as foilows: 

Mavor. 

Samuel Abbott Green. 

Board of Aldermen. 

William Woolley, Charles Henry tiersey, 

Solomon Bliss Stebbins, Cyrus Summerfield Halde- 

man, 
Andrew Jackson Hall, Benjamin Franklin An- 
thony, 
liucius Slade, Thoma* Iforton Hart, 

Charles Varney Whitten, Laban Pratt. 
Joseph Caldwell. Clinton White. 

Common Council. 

Ward 1— Clarence P. Lovell, Peter Morrison, Ben- 
jamin P. Bates. 

Ward 2— James E. Fitzgerald, Alfred N. Proctor, 
Charles F. Qui<rley. 

Ward 3— Matthew Walsh, William L. Harliag, 
Ernest C. Marshall. 

Ward 4— Henry W. B. Cotton, Sa nuel J. Harri- 
son, Horace E. Boynton. 

Ward .5— John P. Hiltou, George F. .\Iallet, Pa- 
trick J. Donovan. 

Ward G— John W. Fraser, James F. Daley, Michael 
J. Houghton. 

Ward 7— William J. Welch, John A. McLaughlin, 
Daniel .McLaughlin. 

Ward 8— lohn B. Fitzpatrick, John J. Boyle, John 
J. Cannou. 

Wara 9— Henry Parkman, Malcolm S. Greenough, 
Godfrey Morse. 

Ward 10 -Junes G. Freemao, Prentiss Cummings, 
Edward P. Fisk. 

Ward n— William F. Wharton, John D. W. 
Fri nch, George L. Huntress. 

Ward 12— William H. Whitmore, Thomas J. De«- 
nev, James H. Stack. 

Ward 13— James A. Murphy, Tbomai H. Devlin , 
Charles A. Powers. 

Ward 14— Albert F. Lauten, Otis D. Dana, Wil- 
liam H. Frizzell. 

Ward l.'j — Frank F, Farwell, Charles W. Donahue, 
Charles H. Orr. 

Ward le— John Taylor, David F. Barry, Jamas 
Donovaji. 



Ward 17— DucUey R. Child, Leander Beal, Wil- 
liam H. Ford. 

Ward 18 — Nathaniel Brirabecom, Thomas J. Emery, 
Frederick B. Taylor. 

Ward 19— P. James Maguire, James Teevan, Jokn 
Good. 

Ward 20— William C. Fisk, Joseph P. Coniiell, 
Felix A. .Straiijfe. 

Ward 21 -Charles E. Pratt, Nathan G. Smith, 
Thomas R. Mathews. 

Wiird 22— Abraham T. Rogers. 

Ward 23 — Nahum M. Morrison, Alfred S. Brown, 
Nelson S. Waketield, 

Ward 24— Otis Eddy, Monroe Chickering, J. Frank 
Howl.and. 

Ward 25— Austin Bigelow, John H. Lee. 

The Mayor then delivered his inaugural address, 
as follows: 

Gentlemen of the City Council. 

A new Municipal Government is about to enter on 
its duties, and, in accordance with the long usage on 
such occasions, the Mayor delivers an inaugural ad- 
dress. Of late years it has been his custom to lay be- 
fore the convention of the Board of Aldermen and 
the Common Ouncil such suggestions and recoin- 
mendavions as he may see tit to make, besides giving 
the more importaiit items from the reports of the 
several heads of departments. 

With no intention to criticise the custom, it has 
seemed more in harmony with my own feelings to 
confine this address to the brief statement of a few 
topics. 1 do this the more readily, as my predeces- 
sor in office has so latelj given an able review of 
the prominent features of a long administration; and 
in it he covers part of the ground which will soon 
claim our attention. Besides this, in an address be- 
fore the last Board of .-ildermeu, at the end of the 
year, the Chairman has clearly set forth some mat- 
ters liaving a close connection with the business that 
will be brought before us. Both of these addresses 
are foun ed on long experience in municipal alfairs, 
and contain much ciiat is worthy of your attention. 
They will soon bn orinted and within the reach of 
every member of the City Government. F;:rther- 
more, the annual reports of the various chiefs of de- 
partments will appear at an early day, and he freely 
distributed. These rep(u-ts are drawn up with much 
care and fulnes:, and give, with all the accuracy of 
official authority, the details of the internal affairs 
of the city. 

Any suggestions and recommendations that I 
miulit make would necessarily be based largely on 
the rtatement ol o'hers, and I am reluctant to pub- 
lish opinions taken at second uand, as my own de- 
liberate convictions. Henceforth it will be my du'.y 
to become informed on these very points, and, in 
the laiiguasre of the charter, "to communicate to 
both brat.clies of tlie City Council all such iiiforma- 
fioii, and recommend all such nie inures as may tend 
to the improvement of the tinances, the police, 
health, security, cleanliness, comfort, and ornament 
of the said city." 

The con>litiou of the city finances is of so much 
general interest that 1 enter at once upon its consid- 
eration. It is a subject of prime importance to the 
citizens of all classes. It lixfs the rate of taxation 
ana, in every household, atlects the cost of living. 
The report of the Auditor of Accounts does not ap- 
pear for several months to come, and for this rea-'on 
1 give, in some detail, a statement of the liiianoial 
affairs of the city as tney stood on December 31, 
1881 ; though it does not iiiclude the large amounts re- 
cently appropriated by the votes ot the City Council 
for public parks. 

Citu Debt. 

Gross Debt, De.^emher 31, 1880 $41 103,750 GO 

Add permanent debt issued In 1381 39,000 i)0 

Temporary deot ot 1882 84,000 00 

$41,220,7.50 00 
Deduct debt paid duiing 1881 1,208, 152 58 

Gross debt, December 31, 1881 S4o,018,598 02 

Sinkini{ Funds, Dec. 31, 

1880 $13,938,402 07 

Receipts anring 1881... 2.326,921 07 

j?16,265,323 14 
Payments during 1881. 1,209,257 41 

S15,056.0G5 73 
Bonds and mortgages, 
the payments on 
which are pledged to 
the payment of debt. . 714,485 09 

Total redemption me ins, Dec. 31. 1881.. 15,770,551 42 

Net debt, December 31, 1881 $24,248,046 60 



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G ross debt Decembei 31, 1880 J?41,1.03,750 60 

31,1881 40,018,598 02 

Decrease g] .085.152 08 

Net debt December 31, 1880 ;5!26,658,456 41 

fe" " " 31,188] 24,248,046 60 

Decrease g2,410,409 81 

City debt, including balances of debt as- 
sumed bv acts of annexation $27,260,324 04 

Cochituare "Water debt 11,631,273 98 

Mystic Water debt.. 1,127,000 00 

$40 ,018 , 598 02 

Loans authorized but not issued — 

By City Council of 1877. 
For improved sewerage $981,000 00 

?iv City Council of 1881. 
For additional supply of water.. $824,000 
Widening Portland street.. . . 300,000 

South street 185,000 

Kneeland street,.. 180,000 

West Roxbury Park 600,000 

City Point " 100,000 

_ East Boston " 50,000 

Charles- river embankment. . 300,000 
Muddy-river Improvement. . liOO.OOO 

Arnold Arboretum 60,000 

Additional land Public Li- 
brary 150,000 

2,449,000 00 

$3,430,000 00 



By the action of the City Council at the end of 
last year, Boston is committefl to a system of public 
parka. Duriug several years the subject has beeu 
thoroushly discussed, both in public and in private, 
and the only argument urged aaain^t it was the cost. 
Nearly every large city in this country and in Europe 
has its park," or series of parks, and Boston will soon 
stand abreast of them. There are many sanitary 
reasons iu favor of the system, and whatever favors 
sound health leads to good morals. 

Tending in the same direction are other arau- 
nients which I will not specify. If we have the 
needful means, it is enough for us to know that such 
improvements are demanded by the public. At the 
same time the taxpayers have a right to hold their 
servants to a strict account of the manner in which 
the appropriation" for the object are spent. I a;n 
fully aware that this action of the last City Council 
does not closely concern us now, but a caution io 
regard to the expenditure of money is always 
timely. 

Fortunately nature has done so much for this 
wide-spread territory that there is little need of a 
great outlay at once, and the more expensive im- 
provements can be put off without detriment to the 
public interests. By the terms of the vote author- 
izing the establishment of the parks, the land will be 
placed under the charge of the I'ark Commissioners; 
and the city may well congratulate itself that it has 
three citizens who enjoy the entire confidence of the 
community and, at the "same time, are willing, with- 
out salary, to assume the care and responsibility of 
this high trust. I have referred to the matte: be- 
cause other appropriations will be required for this 
object, and during a period when large sums of 
money are voted for public purposes there is a ten- 
dency to grow careless of the econo ideal use of it. 
The average mind becomes accustomed to unusual 
amounts, and money is often spent without due fore- 
sight. 

It may be well to remind you that, in the course of 
a few years, a large part of the Franklin Fund will 
be available by the city for a purpose kindred to pub- 
lic parks. Dr. Benjamin Franklin died in the year 
1790, bequeathing to his native town of Boston one 
thousand pounds, to be lent to young married arti- 
ficers upon certain conditions, and he expected that 
this sum in one hundred years would increase 
to a very large amount. It was his wish, as ex- 
pressed in hi^ will, that at the end of this time 
one hundred thousand pounds should be spent 
upon " public works which may be judged 
of most general utility to the inhabitants, such 
as fortifications, bridges, aqueducts, public buildings, 
baths, pavements, or whatever may make living in 
the town more convenient to its people, and render 
it more agreeable to strangers resorting thither 
for health or a temporary residence." Ap- 
lyin? this money toward the embellishment 
of Boston, under certain conditions, would cer- 
tainly be in accordance with the expressed 
desire of Franklin, and would leave the way 
clear to give the name of the great printer, philoso- 
pher and statesman to one of the new parks. In no 



other way could the bequest be made to subserve so 
well the convenience of the whole people. 

Your attention is earnestly called to the public 
schools. No subject will be brought to your notice, 
of greater interesi to the citizens or of more vital 
importance. Education is the very bulwark of our 
political liberties. There is no power .so actively at 
work in welding together the tastes, instincts and 
fetling's of the whole people, without regard to social 
distinctions, as oiu* system of public instruction; and 
with the growth of our city in population and ma- 
terial prosperity, it becomes a matter of increasing 
importance to cherish every institttion which shall 
tend to enlarge the interests and sympathies common 
to the entire community. 

Through her whole history Boston has been liberal 
toward her schools, and the taxpayers are always 
willinac that the necessary appropriations should be 
made in order to support them. According to the 
school census of May last, the number of children in 
the city between five and fifteen years of age was 
sixty-one thousand and fifty-six; aiiu of this number 
forty-seven thousand seven hundred and thirty two 
were taught m the public schools, and six thousand 
nine hundred and twenty-two in private schools. 

In June last the following schools were supported 
by the city: One normal, ten Latin and high, fifty 
grammar, and four hundred and eighteen primaty 
schools. Besides these there were what are termed 
the special schools, comprising an evening high 
school, a school for deaf mutes, two schools for 
licensed minors!, six evening drawing schools, and 
seventeen evening schools. The average number of 
pupils atending these special classes was three thou- 
sand ne hundred and fifty-three. These ditferent 
schools, general and special, required a force of twelve 
hundred and seventy-six teachers, of whon^ one hun- 
dred and ninety eight were men, and one thousand 
and seventy-eight were women. The appropriations 
madfi by the City Council for public schools during 
the present financial year, amounted to $1,415,760. 
The expenditure of the year, thus far, as compared 
with that of the corresponding nine months of last 
year, shows a decrease of $18,608.34, 

It is a gratifying fact to note that the expenses of 
the schools of late have been steadily decreasing, 
although the number of pupils has increased at the 
rate of over one thousand each year. A fit supple- 
ment to the question of schools is the Public Library, 
and I woulJ earnestly bespeak your careful attention 
to its needs. It is to-day the largest library iu the 
country, and its use increases with its growth. Our 
system of public education culminates wisely in an 
institution of this kind. 

There are various other subjects connected with 
the Municipal Government, which I omit to men- 
tion; though it is not because I fail to appreciate 
their importance. In tbe natural course of official 
duties, > our attention will soon be called to tl em, 
and tbev will receive, I aoubt not, your careful con- 
sideration. 
Gentlemen of the City Council, 

Our work is now begun. Let us show by our 
actions rather than by our words, that we appreciate 
the high responsibility resting on us. Let us do our 
duty without rjgard to party or faction, and with 
sole reference to the good of the city. If we enter 
upon our labors in this spirit, we may well leave the 
result to a kind Providence. 

The two branches thon separated. 

At ICW the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen re- 
turned to the Aldennamc Chamber and took their 
seats, the Mayor presiding. 

The Mayor declared the first business in order to 
be the election of a Chairman, and Aldermen were 
requested to prepare their ballots. 

Alderman Haldeman — I move tliat we put olf the 
election of a Chairman until another meeting, for 
this reason: During the last municipal election there 
were certain issues which it is not necessary to enu- 
merate in detail, that brought about an unusual 
aiiionnt 3f bitterness in the wav of partisan feeling. 
At a caucus of this bo.ard last Friday evening on trying 
to fix upon a candidate for Chairman of the Board 
it was impossible to agree; and this feeling that I 
have referred to appeared to show itself to such a 
point that it requires a breaking over of some one 
from what we may call party lines, to either one of 
the prominent c.^ndidates. Now disguise parti- 
san feeling as we may, unfortunately it will 
exist. If it is not partisan feeling or allegiance 
it may be prejudice. Tliere seems to be no 
evidence as yet of a change of heart in any one of the 
twelve; and as we come together strangers it is hard 
to expect that any one oi us will break' over without 



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some cause. If we are allowed to associate together 
for a week or two, we niiiy sec some good 
reasons wiiy some one of us siiould chauge 
our vote; and 1 hope for the sake of harmony 
and peace, and the general jjood of our 
cit.v, that his Honor the Mayor will preside at our 
meeting? untd such tiiue as it is sliown tliat we can 
join ui)on some suitable Chairman, witlu>ut being 
liable to have the linyer — 1 will say of scorn — ])()inted 
at us by partisans outside, saying that we nave 
been disciplined or not disi:iplined, or have 
been obliged to wheel into line or out of line, 
or such couimeuts as the world are liable to 
make, and which ii ma\ be very difficult for the par- 
tie- wlio nia\ change their vote to exi lain awav. 
Pome one ni' us mu-t take this stand, and for many 
reasons I thinly it is iucunibeiit upon uiyself to say 
what I am now say iiiji; and if the board wdl aj^ree 
with nie 1 believe good will come from debiying this 
election. Certainly ii will do ii) haini. U liis Honor 
tlie Mayor is willing to preside, 1 shall c'jriiuniv be 
satisficil. 

Alderman Jla'.l — Hefore the question is tiiken I 
woulu ask the a'teutinn ot the board :•? that part of 
the city charter making it incumbent ujion us after 
organization to proceed to the choice ol a chairman. 
The language is such that it seems to ine we have no 
choice in the matter. "The .Mayor pre-idiug the board 
shall proree<i to the election of a ptrmaneiu chair- 
man." Sectii n 2U ot the City Charter. 

Alderman Cal'lwell — I do not see win we should 
not proceed to an election lo-day. 1 do in«t agree 
with the Alderman on my lett, exactly, in regard to 
there being at;y feeliim in this body at all, or any 
political move; for both of the caudi<lates that have 
been votca for belong to one political party. 1 do 
not chiuk there is any feeling, it is merely personal 
preference. Howeve", if it can lie brought about in 
any pleasaoter way, I am willing. 

Alaermau Hahleman — I am sorry to be crowded 
into a little narrower explanation" of what 1 had 
reference to. Cover it as you will there is a very 
sharp political line drawn, whatever ttij )»arfy prefer- 
ences of the candidates may be. Every miimber 
here knows what I refer to,und 1 do not Idie to men- 
tion t'jings closer. If it is a question of law and we 
are obliged to proceed to ballot without reference to 
the fact that the .Mavor is always Chairman here, ot 
course I must give way; thorelore 1 withdraw my 
nio'ion, and we can see what the result of the first 
ballot will Ije. 

Tiie City Clerk collected the votes and the result 
of the ballot was as follows: 

Whole luunlicr of votes 12 

Xecessarv tor a clioicf 7 

B. F. .Anthony bad 1 

•Solomon B. Stebbins had 5 

Charles V. Wliitten had 6 

And there was no choice. 

Alderman Haldemac— We have now complied with 
the law, and I now move that further balloting be 
deferred to a future meeting, and that his Honor 
the Mayor be requested to preside. 

The motion prevailed. 

On motion of Alderman Woolley the board pro- 
ceeded to ballot for a Cooimittce on Accouots, with 
the lollowing result: 

Whole number of votes 12 

Necessary for a choice 7 

Charles V. Whltten had 12 

Cyrus S. liakieman " 12 

Ti'omas N. Uait " 11 

And Messrs. Whitteu, Haldeman and Hart were 
elected. 

Alderman .Slade olTered an order that a joint spe- 
cial committee, ccnsi-ting of three members of this 
board, with such as the Council may join, be ap- 
poiiiTtd to con inue the work of constructing the im- 
proved system of sewerage, either by contract or 
day labor, as said comnattee may deem best for the 
interests of the city, with authority to purchase such 
supplies and eiupioy such a-sistants as may be re- 
quii'ed for the proper performance of said work. 

I'assed, and Aldermen Slade, Woolley and Hersey 
were appointed on said committee. Sent up. 

Alderman Hersey offered an order — That the rules 
and orders of the Board of Aldermen of 1881 be 
adi pted as the rules and orders of this board uatil 

otherwise ordered; and that be a committee to 

consider and report it any alterations or a<ldition3 
arc required therein. I'assed, and Aldermen Hersey 
and Hart were appointed said committee. 

Alderman Slade oflered an order thataspecia] 
committee cousi.sting of three members of this 
board be appointed to determine and pay the allow- 
ances of State Aid pursuant to existing acts of the 
legisliiture, and that said committee have power to 
employ a paymaster and such clerical assistance as 



may be required for that purpose, and that the ex - 
pen.-e be charged to the appropriation for Soldiers' 
Uelief. 

Passed, and Aldermen .Slade, Caldwell and Hal de 
man wer •■ appointed on said coinmitfie. 

The following communication from the executive 
department was laid betore the board: 
To the Honorable, tlio City Council. 

1 have the honor to inform you that I have this day 
appointed Kobtrt Grant to be' Mayor's Cierk. 

SA.yiuEi, A. Green, JMayor. 

.January 2, 1882. 

Sent diwii. 

On motion of Alderman Stebbins the board took a 
recers until notitied that the Council had org.anized 
and was re uly for business. 

Such notice havnig been received, Aldcraian 
Woolley offered an order— Thai a message be s"nt to 
the Common Council requesting a convention of both 
branches of the City Council forthwith for the pur- 
pose of choosin;^ a City Clerk for the present muni- 
cipal year. 

The order was passed and sent up. 

On motion of Alderman Woolley the board took a 
recass until the order should be returned. 

Subsequently the order came back, and the Com- 
mon Council having concurred, the board and tlie 
Mayor proceeded to the Council Chamber to meet in 
joint convention to elect City Clerk. 

The board returned to the aldermanic chamber at 
11.4.-) A M. 

Alderman Caldwell offered an order— That until 
otherwise ordered Mondays ao 4 o'clnck, 1*. .M., be 
assigned as days and hours for holding the regular 
sessions ot this board. l*as-ed. 

Oil motion of .Vkleruiaii Woolley, the board took a 
recess while members of the board signed the oath 
of ofhce. 

An order came up from the Council providing 
that the joint rules of the City Council be adopted 
as the joint rules of the present City Council until 
otherwise ordered by either branch, and tor a com- 
mittee to consider "what changes or additions are 
necessary. 

The board concurred ia the piissage of the order, 
and Aldermen Steboins, Hall and White weie ap- 
pointed on the committee. 

A message was received from the Citv Clerk, ap- 
pointing, subject to the confirmation of the board, 
John T. Priest to be Assistant City Clerk for the 
present municipal year. 

The nomination was contirujed. 

On motion (f Alderiiian Slade the board ad- 
journed. 

After the retirement of the Mayor and Hoard of 
Aldermen, ]Mr. ilorrison, of Ward 23, resumed the 
chair. 

On motion of Mr. Brown, of Ward 23, it was 
ordered that a committee be appointed to collect, 
assort and count ballots for President of the Com- 
mon Council. 

Messrs. Brown of Ward 23, Fitzpatrick of Ward 8, 
and Bigelow, were appointed said committee, and 
presently reported: 

Whole number of ballots 68 

Necessary for a choice S', 

CIiailesE. Pratt, of Ward 21. had G8 

Mr. Pratt was declared elected unanimously. 
Messrs. Morse of Ward 9, and Hilton of Ward 5, 
were appointed a committee to conduct the Presi- 
dent elect to the chair. 

On taking the chair. President Pratt said: 
Gentlemen of the Common Council. 

On taking the chair to which your unanimous vote 
has just elected me, as fortieth President of the Com- 
mon Council of the City of Boston, and for the sixty- 
first term of that office, I am impressed with the dig- 
nity of the body over which I am to preside, and tlie 
gravity of the duties wc are all here <o perform. 

The magnitude of the interests of the City of 
Boston is such as to require a considerable knowl- 
edge and familiarity with them to enable one to ap- 
preciate it. 

In the sixty vears since the granting of our munic- 
i|)al charter, the population of the city has in- 
creased from about 44,000 (or including tlie districts 
which have since been annexed, from about 5!),Ij00),. 
to about .303,000 inhabitants. 

The total valuat on of property within the city 
limits, and directly affected by our legislation, is 
about 8749,000,000. The citv assets are about $5C,- 
000,000, aud the annual tax levy is about $9,000,000. 

So Vast are the figures, the number of depart- 
ments and the variety of details of mauageiuent are 
of corresponding magnitude. 

We are here, seventy-two of us, as director* of 



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this immense corporation; each one of lis represent- 
ing, were our responsibility divided, more than 5000 
of the stocKholderf , and more tlian .$10,000,000 ot the 
capital stock. It is true that we share this resuonsi- 
bilit.v with the other branch of the city government; 
but since in all graver matters, and especially m the 
aggregates of expenditure, our aciiou mu^t be either 
original or concurrent, we caunot, except m soma 
matters ot adu iiiistration, avoid the directness of 
this responsibility. 

The houorabie roll of those who have preceded us 
iD ofrice during the past sixty jears may also impress 
us with the uectssit^ ot faithful, dilinent, earnest 
attention to our duties, if we would earn and perpet- 
uate as thev have nositious and reputations for hon- 
est, ethcient stewardsiiip. 

It has sometimes ot late years been remarked that 
the affairs of the Cilv of Boston should be conducted 
upon business urinciples, — that membejs ot the City 
Government should transact city busmess as they 
would their own. I think you will follow me in go* 
ing a !-tep fnitber, and saying we are not free even 
to transact city affairs quite as venturesomely as we 
would our own; but we are to look after its con- 
cerns, apportion the ever heavy aiinual assessment, 
and attend to the expendiiure of levenue, as if we 
were trustees, and with the same degree of prudence 
and conservatism as we should observe in handling 
trust funds. 

To provide nrudently for current city expenses; to 
couunue improveuienis already begun, and wisely to 
devise whatever may be practicable for the increase 
of the mercantile, commercial and manufacturing 
advantages of the city, and render it more beautiful 
as a nlace of residence; to see that the affairs of the 
city are administered with efficiency and economy; 
to dimioisli the public debt; to reduce or to keep 
within reasonable limit the rate of taxation; to pro- 
tect and brighten the fair fame ol the city; tliese'a.e 
the objects for the accomphshinent of which we have 
been elected. These are the duties to which we ad- 
dress ourselves on this day ot inauguration. 

Of the matters likely to claim the especial attea- 
tion 01 this City Council, 1 shall not attempt to 
speiik seriatim, because nearly two-thirds of vou 
have had jjrevious experience here, and a familiarity 
with them perhaps greater than my own. 

That so large a proportion of your number have 
served here before is a matter for congratulation, 
bi>th to you and to the city. To those who enter to- 
day for the tirsi time upon municipal work, a few 
suggestions from me may not be out of place. 

Important as is the punctual and assiduous atten- 
tion to tlie business of our stated meetings, it will be 
found I think by all that the most laborious and 
often the most important service to the city is ren- 
dered in committees; and that the satisfactory or 
even the necessary understanding of the multitadi- 
noub matters upon which you are to act i>> council 
assembled, will require a great deal of patient, per- 
sistent and well-directed attention and studv, at 
other times and in other places. You will learn as 
the weeks go by, to pay more respect to committee 
work and committee reports. 

You will find that it is impossible for one to ac- 
quaint liimself with, and to follow, all the depart- 
ments and all projects of the city business; although 
in the several departments to wnich he may pay 
especial regard he may become expert. Ano so it is 
that as you learn confidence in your lellow members, 
and become aware of your own inadequate knowl- 
edge, you will pay mutual deference and accept the 
results of each other's work. 

As to the comiuct of business, allow me to make a 
suggestion or two. 

Directness rather than eloquence of speech is 
effective. To allow one who has charge of a meas- 
ure, as chairman of a committee or otherwise, the 
benefit of the presumption that he has considered 
tiie matter, and knows better how to manage it than 
one who has had less to do with it, is good policy, 
unless unqualified opposition is intended. 

'•Too many cooks spoil the broth" is true in parlia- 
mentary tactics as elsewhere. Another good rule ^ia 
to tiansact each day tne day's business. 

The custom that has sometimes prevailed of passing 
over debatable matters for the time, and the paral- 
lel one ot special assignments, do not in my judg- 
ment conduce to the better transaction of business; 
but they do work the consummation of time, the oc- 
currence of late sessions, and of other ill conditiona 
of procrastination. 

On the other hand, the suspension of the rules in 
order to take up bu^iness out ot" its regular coarse 
has sometimes been carried oo a degree of excess 
which has worked equal detriiueat to the transaction 
of business. 

It is seldom that with prompt, attentive and prac- 



tical application to the business of the day, the 
Whole cannot be taken up in its regular order and 
accomolished without the waste of time involved in 
unnecessarj motions, and repeated hf ndiing of the 
same papers. 

The rules and orders of this Common Council, and 
the joint rules and orders of the City Council, have 
grown to be somewhat complex and technical. It is 
the duty not only ot your presiding officer,, 
but of all who wish to take an intelligent 
part in the action oi the Council on the 
floor, to become familiar with their provisions, 
and to be able at any lime and with any sub- 
ject, not only to understand its progress from stage 
to stage and the effecr ot any vote, but to be able to 
direct the progress of matters so as to expedite busi- 
ness and to accomplish tbe object sought. On one 
little matter let us take counsel together; not because 
tbe public are looking at us, but because it is right. 
Let us carefully consider oiu- incidental and contin- 
gent expenditures. 

If in tlie discharge of official duty we are obliged 
to incur expense for carriages and retreshments, we 
may f >llow the unwritten law of the municipality by 
charging them to the city ; and so long as they are rea^- 
sonable and necessary, neither our constituents nor 
our consciences will rejirove us for the charges. But 
the g> od Councilnian will be scrupulously careful in 
little things as well as in large. He will remember 
that unnecessary and unreasonable indulgence atthe 
city expense is not merely pilfering, it is embezzle- 
ment. He will bear in mind that every dollar of 
our appropriations is a compulsory exaction, and was 
earned by the toil and worry of our fellow-citizens. 

I make these suggestions rather to invite jour own 
reflection than to attempt any complete presentment 
of my idea of your duties. 

To comprehend the matters to be dealt with, and 
then to understand the method of dealing with them, 
will not only invite but will repay your earnest at- 
tention. 

I may be pardoned for alluding to what appears to • 
me to "be a considerable and desirable growth of 
cosmopolitanism in the City Council ot Boston, 
composed as it is ot districts formerly separate, 
but now united. Interwoven as the interests of each 
section are with those of every other, it is well that 
members of the Common Council are mindful tbat 
they represent the city, and not sections of it. That 
they endeavor to perform their duties in a manner 
consonant with a comprehensive business policy, and 
not deranged by personal preferences, or merely local 
considerations. 

Gei5tlemen, for the honor which you conferred in 
this election, I thank you sincerely for so much of it 
as is personal; and I accept withsomewhat of genuine 
oifliience, and consciousness of inability, so much of 
it as pertains impersonally to the office. 

It is peculiarly gratifying to me, that in my nomi- 
nation and election, for the second time, to this 
office, there has been no contributory political par- 
tisanship, and no asperity of personal differences. It 
is auspicious for the harmony of our associations 
for the coming year. 

In tbe responsible matter of appointment of com- 
mittees, 1 am able to say with truthfulness that I am 
under neither pledge nor promise, and that I have 
no personal preferences to indulge. 

I shall endeavor to distribute these appointments 
so as best to divide the work, for the interests of the 
city and its departments, to the members best quali- 
fied by previous experience, by occupation, or by 
otherwise acquired familiarity and interest in the 
subject, to be considered. 

In presiding uver your deliberations, I shall en- 
deavor to promote accurate, rapid, methodical des- 
patch of business, and uniformity and impartial ob- 
servance and enforcement of the rules. 

In the discharge of my duties I invite your confi- 
dence and co-operation, as in the discharge of yours 
I shall be ready to give my own to you, so far as I 
am able. It would be impossible for me to serve 
you as I ought without your suggestions and cordial 
aid; and I beg you to bear in mind that an ounce of 
suggestion beforehand is worth a pouaid of censure 
afterwards. 

This is a time, standing as we are upon the turesh- 
old of arduous duties, for condolence rather than 
for felicitation. 

Far happier are they who lay down the armor than 
those who buckle it on. A.nd yet, knowing well the 
pleasant associations which we may enjoy, and the 
pleasures which follow ard even accompany worthy 
accomplishments, I congratulate you in advance 
upon an auspicious year. 

On motiou of Mr. Morse, of Ward 9, it was or- 
dered — That a committee be appointed to collect the 
votes for a Cleik of the Common Council. 



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Messrs. Morse of Ward 9, Powers ot Ward 13, and 
Daley of Ward 6 were appointed said coQiiuittee. 
They reported 

Whole pumber of ballots 66 

Kecessary for a choice 34 

Joseph O'Kane had 3 

Washington V. Gregg had 63 

Mr. Gregg was declared elected, and the usual oath 
of office was administered by the President. 

Od motion of Mr. Mnithews, ot Ward 21, it was 
ordered — That a message be sent to the iVayor and 
Board of Aldermen that the Common Council were 
organized by the choice of Charles E. Pratt, Presi- 
dent, and Washington P. Greg? as Clerk. 

Mr. Matthews was apuointea said committee, and 
presently reported that he hud performed the 
duty. 

A message was received from the Board of Alder- 
men proDosiiig a joint convention to elect a City 
Clerk. Concurred. 

An order came up to appoint a Joint Special 
Committee on Improved Sewerage. The Council 
concurred, and Messrs. Greenougb of Ward 9, Den- 
ney of Ward 12, P'arweU of Ward 15, Morrison 
of Ward 23, and Smith of Ward 21 were appointed 
on said committee. 

Mr. Fitzpatrick, of Ward 8, offered an order- 
That the rules of the Common Council of 1881 be and 
are hereby adopted as tlie rules of this body until 
otherwise ordered, and tiiat Messrs. be a com- 
mittee to report what further rules are necessary. 

Mr. Greenougb, of Ward 9, asked for i ruling 
wheth>-r it would require a two-thinls vote to change 
the rules before they were finally adopted. 

The President ruled that it would not, on account 
of the worib "until otherwise ordered." 

The order was passed, and Me.ssrs. Cnramiugs of 
Ward 10, Wharton of Ward 11 and Whitmore of 
Ward 12 were appointcil on said committee. 

Mr. Rogers, of Ward 22, offered an order— That 

when this Council adjourns it be to meet on TUu's- 

• day next, at 7% o'clock, P. M., and thut that be 

the day and hour for the regular meetings of the 

Common Council until otherwise ordered. Passed. 

IN JOIKl CONVENTION*. 

At 11.30 A. M. a joint convention was held in the 
Council Chamber, for the purpose of electing a City 
Clerk. 

Alderman H;irt and Councilman Bigelow of Ward 
25, and Dciiney of Ward 12, were appointed a com- 
mittee to collect and count votes: 

Whole number of ballots »79 

Kecessary for a choice 40 

Samiel P. McCleary had 59 

John T. Pi-iest 19 

Blank 1 

Mr. McCleai-y was elected, and the oath of office 
was administered to him by the Mayor; the conven- 
tion then dissolved. 

COM5ION COUNCIL RESUMED. 

Mr. Maguire, of Ward 19, otTered an order— That a 
joint special committee consistiiif ot five members of 
this board, with such a? the Bo u-d of Aldermen may 
join, be appointed to take charge of the construction 
of the imoroved system of sewerage. Ruled out of 
order by the President, as the subject had already 
been committed to a special committee. 

Mr. Lovell, of Ward 1, offered an order— ihat 
special committees of three members of the Common 
Council, with such as the Board of 4.1dermen inny 
join, be appointed to nominate the following officers: 
Overseers of the Poor, Superintendents of Bridges, 
Clerk of Committees, Siiperintendent of Common 
and Public Grounds, Siipfriiitendeut of Streets, Su- 
periiitendc'it of Sewers, City Messenger, City Kngi- 
neer, City Surveyor, City Registrar, Citv Solicitor, 
Water Registrar, Cinmiissio ler of Cedar (irove 
Cemetery, Directors for Public Iitstitutious, Diiec- 
tors of "East Boston Ferries, Trustcrts of the City 
Hospital, Trustees of the Public Library, Trustees 
of Mt. Hop** Cemetery, Commissioner ot the Sinking 
Funds, Auilitor ot Accounts, Ti-easurer, Collector of 
Taxes. Weigliers and Inspectors of Lighters, Man- 
agers of the Old South Association. 

Passed. 

Mr. Freeman, of Ward 10, offered an order — That a 
Joint Special Committee, consisting of five membeis 
of the Common Council and such as the Board of Al- 
dermen may join, be appointed to consider the 
report of the .Joint Special Committee of the last 
' City Council on the invejtigatiou of the Police Com- 
missioners. 

Mr. Whitraore, ot Ward 12, suggested an amend- 
ment thatjit include the report of" the Joint Special 
Committee on Commissions. 

Mr. Freeman thought they were entirely separate 



matters, and the Special Committee on Commissions 
would liave as much as they could attend to. He 
thought it better to have two committee.-. 

Mr. Whitmore withdrew the suggestion, and ihe 
order was passed. 

Mr. Bigelow, of Ward 25, olVerr d an order— That 
Thursday next, at 8 o'clock P. M., be assigned as a 
time for the election on the part of this ("ouncil of a 
Standing Commiitee on Finance, and that Messrs. 

be a committee to nominate candidates. 

Passed, and Messrs. Bigelow oi" Ward 25, rarkman 
of Ward 9, Mullett of Ward 5, were appoiiifed said 
ccminittee. 

Mr. Orr, of Ward 15, offered an order— That iiis 
Honor the Mayor be requested to inriii^h a copv of 
his address, that the same be printed. Passed. 
Sent up. 

Mr. Boyle, of Ward 8, offered an order— That all 
bills for refreshments or carriage hire incurred by 
the Common Council, the Standing Committees of 
the Common Council, or mdividnal members of the 
Common Council, while enaaaed in the discharge 
of the official duty,after having being approved by the 
committee or by the members who incurred th** same, 
the President of the C'onmion Council is authorized 
to approve, and the Auditor of Accounts is author- 
ized 10 allow the same for payment from the contin- 
gent fund of the Common Council, provided that no 
bill shall he approved uy the President unless it shall 
be presented to him for approval before the end of 
the month next succeeding that within which the 
expense caused by such bill was incurred. 

Mr. Whitmore moved to assign to the next meet 
ing, but withdrew it to give place to a motion by 
Mr. Greenougb, of Ward 9, to refer to the Committee 
on Rules of the Common Council, which prevailed. 

Mr. Cont^ell, of Ward 20, offered an order- That a 
joint special committee lie appointed to report what 
disposition shall be made ot the topics in the Mayor's 
address. 

Passed, and Messrs. Connell of Ward 20, (Juigley 
of Ward 2, JSeal of Ward 17 and Ford of Ward 17 
were appointed on said committee. 

Mr. Maguire, of Ward 19, offered an order — That 
a Standing Committee on Elections be appointed, to 
consist of five members of this Council. 

Passed, and Messrs. Wharton of Ward 11. Denney 
of Ward 12, Welch of Ward 7, Harding of Ward 3, 
and Emery of Ward 18 were appointed said com- 
mittee. 

Mr. Lauten,of Ward 14, otfered an order— That 
Thursday next at SVj o'clock P. M. be assigned as a 
time for this ConncTl to proceed to the election of a 
Co'iimitiee on Accounts on the part of this Council, 
and Messrs. be a committee to nominate can- 
didates. 

Passed, and Messrs. Liuten of Ward 14, Walsh of 
Ward 3 and Endy of Ward 24 were appointed said 
committee. 

Mr. Parkmaii, ot Ward 9, offered an order — That 

Messr?. , with such as the Board of Alderman 

niavjoio.be a joint special committee on the sub- 
ject of commissions and boards tj wliicli all pipers 
connected with that subject shall be referred. 
Passed. 

Mr. .T. A. McLaughlin, of Ward 7, olVered an order 
— That the .Municipal Hcgisler be printed under the 
dirsctioii of the Joint Committee on Rules and Or- 
ders, who may employ such assistance as may be 
deemed advisable, and that they also prepare a 
pocket edition of the rules and orders, and a list of 
members and committees; the expense to be chaiged 
to the appronriatio'i for printing. Passed. Sent up. 

Mr. Hilton, of Ward 5, ottered an order — That a 
special committee of the members of the Common 
Council, with such as three Hoard of Aldermen may 
join, be appointed to consider the subject of a new 
bridge to ('hariestown. Passed. 

.Mr. Freeman, of Ward 10, oil'ered an order— That 
a Joint Standing Committee on Public Parks, to con- 
sist of three Aldermen and rtv« members of the Com- 
mon Council be appointed. Referred to Committee 
on .Joint Rules and orders. 

Mr. Freeman offered the following as a substitute 
for rule 70 of the Common Council : 

"70. It shall be the duty of the City Messenger to 
see that no person or persons are allowed upon the 
floor of the Council chamber, or in the ante-rooms on 
the easterly side of the same, while the Council is in 
session, and after the seats provided for speiifators 
have been occupied, excepting members of the City 
Government and reporters. 

Referred to Committee on Rules of the Common 
Council. 

Mr. Whitmore, of Ward 12, offered an order- 
That the joint rules of the City Council of 1881, be 
and are hereby adopieil as the joint rules of the 
present City Council until other (vise ordered by 



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either branch thereof, and tbat a committee of three 
Aldermen and five members of the Common Council 
be appointed to report wbat changes or additions are 
necessary. Passed, and Messrs. W'hitmore of Ward 
12, Wharton of Ward 11, and Cuinmings of Ward 
10, Fitzpatrick of Ward 8 and Devlin of Ward 13, 
were ap'pointed said committee. Sent up. 

Mr. Whitmore, of Ward 12, offered an order— 
That Messrs. ,with such as the Board of Alder- 
men may join, be a Joint Special Committee to con- 
sider and report upon the necessity of any change in 
the laws respecting the manner of receivins, counting 
and recouDtiiig votes for municipal officers. Passed. 

Mr. Whitmore, of Ward 12, ottered an order — That 

Messrs. , with such ai the Board of Aldermen 

may join, be a joint standing committee on the sub- 
ject of underground telegraph and other electric 
wires. Passed. 

Mr. Freeman, of Ward 10, offered an order — That 
his Honor the Mayor be and he hereby is authorized 
to appoint three commissioners to revise the ordi- 
nances of the City of Boston, the expense attending 
the same not to exceed $6000, to be charged to the 
appropriation for incidentals. 

Mr. Freeman — Member^ of the Council who were 
here two years ago will recollect that the Committee 
on Ordinances devoted a great deal of time to re- 
vising the ordinances, but the report came in so late 
in the year that nothing was done. It seems to be 
the feeling that a revision should be made by com- 
missioners and have them report to the Coiimitiee 
on Ordinances. I offer the order thus early in the 
year in order that the Committee on Ordinances may 
consider it and report if they think it advisable to 
have the revision made. 

On motion of Mr. Freeman the order was referred 
to the Committee on Ordinances vthen appointed. 

Mr. "Whitmore moved to reconsider all votes that 
have been passed, hoping it would not prevail. Lost. 

Mr. Brown, of Ward 23, offered an order — That 
five members of the Common Council be a committee 
to take charge of the improvement of Stony Brook, 
under tbe provisions of Chap. 196 of the Acts of 
1879, with authority to remove obstructions in and 
near said brook, or the tributaries thereof, to divert 
the water and alter the course and deepen the channel 
thereof, as may be required for said furpose. Passed. 

Mr. Freeman, of Ward 10, offered an order — That 
his Honor the Mayor be requested to petition the 



legislature for the passage of an act granting to the 
City of Boston portions of the Charles-river flats be- 
tween West Boston bridge and Brighton avenue, 
substantially as described and proposed in the sec- 
ond report of the Board of Commissioners of the 
Department of Public Parks for tbe City of Boston, 
for the purposes of constructing portions of the 
Charles-river embankment and laying out and using 
the same in accordance with the recommendations 
of said boards. 

Mr. Whitmore moved to refer to the Committee 
on Legislative Affairs. 

Mr. Freeman — I hope that will not prevail. Last 
year we petitioned for flats from Charles river to the 
foot of Cbestnut street, and this is a petition for the 
rest. It has been deemed advisable by the City 
Solicitor that this order should go in. If he cannot 
get themall he will try to get what he can. There is 
certainly no harm in passing an order for all we 
can get. 

Mr. Whitmore — I withdraw the motion to refer. 
But certainly it seems to me to be doubtful policy to 
put a measure of that kind through at this formal 
meeting, because we may incur responsibilities by 
accepting a gift of the flats from the btate. If this 
came in later in the year it would be different. 
There is plenty of time between now and the time 
for ending the receipt of new business in the legisla- 
ture. I think this matter ought to go to some com- 
mittee to look into that; we may know what we are 
asking for. 

Mr. Freeman — The Committee on Parks consider- 
ed this matter two years ago and reported this order. 
We petitioned for a small portion of the flats last year 
and got them. The committee have always been de- 
sirous of getting these flat-- as soon as possible, and it 
seems to lue this will be a favorable time. 

Tbe order was passed. Mr. Freeman moved to re- 
consider. Lost. Sent up. 

Mr. Smith, of Ward 21, offered an order— That the 
Joint Standing and other committees, when appoint- 
ed, resume the unfinished business appropriate to 
them referred from last year. 

Passed. Sent up. 

The members of the Council proceeded to draw 
for seats in the usual manner, after which, on mo- 
tion of Mr. Maguire, of Ward 19, the Council ad- 
journed, and stood adjourned until Thursday next at 
71/2 o'clock P. M. 



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COMMON COUNCIL 



CITY OF BOSTON. 



Proceedings of the Common Council, 
JANUARY 5, 188Q. 



Regul/ir meeting of the Couiiuon Council. Calleci 
to order at 7.45 P. M., Charles E. Pratt, President, 
in the chair. 

PAPERS FROM THE BOARD OF ALDF.HMEN. 

Message from the Mayor, stating that he has ap- 
pointed Robert Grant >.ayor's Clerk. Placed on 
tile. 

Certificate of the election of Aldermen Whitten. 
H^ildeman, and Hart, as a Committee on Accounts, 
on the part of the Board of AldeiTuen. Placed on 
Hie. 

PETITIONS PRESENTED AND REFERRED. 

Mr. Freeman, of Ward 10, presented the followinc: 

Petition of Richard Roach that the ballots cast for 
Common Couneilmen in Ward 7 be recounted, and 
contesting the seat ot Daniel McLaughlin. 

Petition of Christopher J. Spencele> , representing 
that be received more votes for Common Councii- 
man from Ward 19 than James Teevan, and praying 
that the seat of Mr. Teevau may be given to h"im. 

Severally referred to tue Committee of Elections. 

ELECTION OF fOMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTS. 

Mr. Lauten, of Ward 14, submitted a report from 
the Special Coaimittee to nominate members of the 
Staiioing Committee on Accounts on the part of the 
Common Council, recommending the election of Ja.«. 
G. Freeman, Leander Beal, .Jonn J. Boyle, Charles 
F. Quigley, J. Frank Howland. 

The reoort was accepted. On motion of Mr. Dev- 
lin, of Ward 13, an election was ordered. Commit- 
tee—Messrs. Devlin of Ward 13, Lauten of Ward 14, 
Lovell of Ward 1. 

Whole number of ballots 62 

Necessary for a choice 32 

James C. Frteman had, 67 

Leander Beal " 69 

John.l. Boyle " 62 

Charles K. Oiiigley " 62 

.1. Frank Uowland " 57 

T.R.Mathews '• 1 

Thomas H. Devlin " 1 

Messrs. Freeman. Beal, Boyle, Quigley and How- 
land were elected. Notice sent up. 

COMMITTF.E ON FINANCE. 

Mr. Bigelow, of Ward 25, submitted a report from 
the special committee appointed to nominate candi- 
dates for members of the Standing Committee on 
Finance on tue p-irt of the Common Council, recom- 
mending the election of Messrs. William F. Whar 
ton, Malcolm S. GreeLough, William J. Welch, Otis 
D. Dana, Alfred S. Brown, John P. Hilton, Fred- 
erick B. Taylor. 

The que^tion was upon the acceptance of the re- 
port. 

Mr. Mugnire of Ward 19 — I hope that report will 
be referred back to the committee. In conversation 
with members, 1 don't think the report gives general 
satisfaction. With a Council almost equally divided, 
we tin<J there are >ix members of one party nomin- 
ated on the commit ;ee. I think that IS not satisfac- 
tory to the Council, and I move that the report be re- 
coiKUiitted. 

Mr. Lauten of Ward 14 — Under the circumstances 
I think the report ought to be recommitted. It seems 
to me the comuiirtee have made a mistake, which I 
hope will be rectified. 

The motion to recommit prevailed. Mr. Fitz- 
pairick, of Ward 8, moveil t,} reconsider, hoping it 
would not prevail. Lost. 

.lOINT RULES AND ORDERS. 

Mr. Whltmore, of Ward 12, submitted the follow- 
ing: 

City of Boston, l 
In Common Council. J 
January 5, 1882. ) 
The Joint Special Committee appointed to exam- 
ine and report what changes are necessary in the 
Rulf-s aod Orders of the City Council, having con- 
sidered the subject, beg leave" to report by recoui- 
mending the folio wiuK changes: namely, 

Section 1. Amerd so as to provide for the appoint- 
ment of a Joint Staudiug Committee on Public 



Parks to consist of three Aldermen and live Coun- 
cilmeo. 

Section 3. Strike out. 

Section 14. Strike out. 

Section 15. A.meud so as to read as follows : 

"In all votes requiring concurrent action the form 
of expression shall be ' Ordered' for bverything by 
way ol command; and the form snail be 'Resolved' 
for everything expressing opinions, principles, facts 
or purposes. " 

Section 16. As printed in City Document 116 of 
1881 is amended by inserting the word "of" in the 
twelfth line between the woros "and" and "the." 

Section 22. Strike out the word "includiug" and 
insert the word "containing" in its place. 

Section 25. Add the following: 

"Either branch may order the report of any com- 
mittee .'■ubmitted to it to be printed." 

A draft of the Joint Rules and Orders embodyin* 
the proposed changes, is presented herewith and the 
committee respectfully recommend the adoption of 
the same as the Rules and Orders of the Citv Coun- 
cil. 

For the Majority of the Committee, 

W. H. Whitmore. 
Minority lieport. 

The members of the Committee on Joint Rule.>( 
and Orders on the part ot the Board of Aldermen 
respectfully dissent from so much of the foregoing 
report as recommends the adoption of Section 10 in 
its present form and recommend that the rule as it 
existed in 1880 and previous years be substituted 
there! or as follows: 

Section 9. The report ot every joint committee 
up on any subject referred to it shah, unless other- 
wise ordered by the City Council or by the commit- 
tee, be pre.-ented to the branch in which the order 
of reference originated. And it shall be the duty of 
every joint committee to which any subject may be 
specially referred, to report thereon within four 
weeks, or to ask for further time. 

joint rules and orders of the city council. 
Joint Standing Committees. 

Section 1. At the commencement of the Municipal 
Year the tollowitg Joint Standing Coiumi'tees shall 
be constituted, namely: 

A Committee on Accounts, to consist of three 
Aldermen and five members of the Common Coun- 
cil, all to be chosen by ballot. 

A Committee on Finance, to consist of the Mayor, 
the Chairman of the Board ot Aldermen, ex officio, 
and seven members of the Common Council, to be 
chosen by ballot. 

The following committees shall be appointed, 
namely: 

A Committee on the Aasessors' Department, to 
consist ot three Aldermen and five members of the 
Common Council. 

A Committee on Claims, to conaist of three Al- 
dermen and five members of the Common Couucil. 

A Committee on Common aod Public Grounds, to 
consi^t of three Aldermen and five members of the 
Common Council. 

A Committee on the City Engineer's Department, 
to consist of two Aldermen and turee members of 
the Common Council. 

A Committee on City Registrar's Department, to 
consist of two Aldermen and three members of the 
Common Council. 

A Couimittee on East Boston Ferries, to consist of 
three Aldermen and five members of the Common 
Council. 

A Committee on the Fire Department, to consist 
of two Alderjien and three members of the Common 
Council. 

A Committee on Fuel, to consist of two Aldermen 
and three members of the Common Council. 

A Committee on the Harbor, to con^tist of two 
Aldermen and three members of the Common Coun- 
cil. 

A Committee on the Health Department, to consist 
of three Aldermen and five members of the Common 
Council. 

A Committee on the City Hospital, to consist of 
two Aldermen and three membeis of the Common 
Council. 

A Committee on Legislative Matters, to consist of 
two Aldermen and three members of the Common 
Cot'ncil. 

A Committee on Mount Hope and Cedar Grove 
Cemeteries, to consist of two Aldermen and three 
membeis of the Common Council. 

A Committee on Oraiuances, to consist of three 
Aldermen and five members of the Common 
Council. 

A Committee on the Overseers of the Poor, to con- 



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sist of two Aldermen aad tbree members of the 
uomiuon CoUDcil. 

A Committee on Police, to consist of two Alder- 
men and three member? ot the Common Council. 

A Committee on Printing, to consist of two Alder- 
men and Three members ot the Common Council. 

A Committee on Pulilic Buildings, to consist of 
three Aldermen and live members of the Common 
Council. 

A Committee on Public Institutions, to consist of 
three Aldermen and live members of the Common 
Council. 

A Committee on Public Instruction, to consist of 
three Aldermen and the President and four members 
ot the Comnjon Council. 

A Committee on Public Lands, to consist of two 
Aldermen and three members cf the Comnjon Coun- 
cil. 

A Committee on the Public Library, to consist of 
three Aldermen and live members oi the Common 
Council. 

A Commi tee on Public Parks, to consist of three 
Aldermen and live memotrs of the Common 
Council. 

A Committee on Salaries, to consist of three Al- 
deriiien and five members of the Common Council. 

A Committee on Laying out and Widening Streets, 
to consist of three Aldermeu aud hve members ot 
the Commjn Council. 

A Committee on City Surveyor's Department, to 
consist of two Aldermen and three members of the 
Common Council. 

A Committee on the Department for the Survey 
and Inspection of Builaing?, to consist of two Alder- 
men and thtee members of the Common Council. 

A Committee tn the Treasury Department, to con- 
sist of two Aldermen and three members oi ttie Com- 
mon Council. 

A Committee on Water, to consist of three Alder- 
man and five members of the Common Council. 

Organization of Committees. 

Sect. 2. The member of tlie Board of Aldermen 
first named on every Joint Committee, of which the 
Mayor is not a member, siiall be lis Chairman; and 
in case of bis resignation o"- inability, the other mem- 
bers of tbesame board in the irder in vi'hich they 
are named, and after them the member of the Com- 
mon Council tirsi named, shall call meetings of the 
Committee, and act as Chai'man. 

Sect. 2. The Cooiniittee on Legislative Matters 
shiil, unless otherwise ordered, be authorized to ap- 
pear before committees of the General Court and 
represent the interests of the city; provided, said 
committee siiall not, unless directed so to do by the 
Citv Council, oppose any legislation petitioned for 
by the preceding City Council. 

Sec. 4 The Joint Standing Committees shall cause 
records ot their proceedings to be kept in books 
provided for that purpose; and at all meetings of 
committees the records ot the previous meeting 
shall be read, unless otherwise ordered by the com- 
mittee. 

Sect. 5. The representatives of the two branches of 
tbe City Couiici'. on Joint Commitfees shall not act 
by separate consultations. No meeting of any com- 
mittee shall be called upon less notice than twenty- 
four hours without the consent of all the members 
thereof. 

Sect. 6. Any .ioint standing or special committee 
may, unless otherwise provided, expend trom the 
appropriation of which, by ordinance or order of 
the City Council, it has charge, an amount not ex- 
ceeding two hundred dollars for any one object or 
purpose. 

Conference Committees. 

Sect. 7. In every case of disagreement between the 
two branches of the City Council, if either branch 
shall request a conference, and appnint a committee 
of conference, the otiier branch ^hall also appoint 
such a committee. Both comiuittees shall, at an 
hour to be agreed upon by their chairmen, meet and 
state to each other .verbally or in writing, as either 
shall choose, ttie rea,-<otis for the action of their re- 
spective branches in relation to tbe matter in contro- 
versy, shall confer freely thereon, and shall renort 
to tlieir respective iranches. 

litports of Committees. 

Sect. 8. No report of a joint committee shall be re- 
ceived by either branch of the Citv Council unless 
agreed to by such committee at a duly notified meet- 
ing thereof. 

Sect. 9. Either branch of the City Council may 
commit or recommit to a joint committee, and the 
report of a committee upon any subject referred to 
it shall, unless otherwise ordered bv the City Coun- 
cil or by the committee, be presented to the braLch 



in which the order of reference originated. And it 
shall be the duty of everv joint committee to which 
any subject may oe specially referred, to renort 
thereon within four weeks, or to ask for fur '.her 
time. 

Sect. 10. All reports and other papers submitted 
to the City Council shall be written in a fair hand, 
and no indorsement of any kind shall be made on 
the reports, memorials, or other papers referred to a 
committee. Every report of a committee shail he 
signed by a member belonging to the body to which 
it shall be presented, unless otherwise directed by 
the committee. The Joint Standing Commicteo on 
Legislative Matters shall report in print to the City 
Council all bills, resolves, and petitions presented to 
the legislature in behalf of tne City of Bosson, or 
any department thereof. Such printed report shall 
be made at tbe next meeting of either branch after 
such application is made, or earlier, at the discretion 
of said committee. 

Sect. n. The Clerk of Committees shall, at the 
request of the Chairman, make copies of any napers 
to be reported by a committee, and he shall notify 
each member of the City Council of all public com- 
mittee hearings. He shall be notified of the time of 
meeting of every committee ot which he is not the 
clerk, as soon as the date of such meeting is fixed. 
He shall post daily in the corridor of City Hall, and 
n the chamber of the Board of Aldermen, a list of 
tne committee meetings to be held that day. 

Ordinances, Orders, and Resolutions. 

Sect. 12. If any ordinance, order, or resolution, 
originating in one branch, shall fail to pass in tbe 
other, notice shall be given, under the signature of 
the Clerk, to the branch in which the same origl- 
n<itcd. 

Sect. 13. In all votes requiring concurrent action 
the form of expression shall be "Ordered" for every- 
thii.sr by way of command; and the form shall be 
"Resolved" for everything expressing opinions, 
principles, facts or purposes. 

Sect. 14. The specific appro or iatiori for the sev- 
eral objects enumerated in the general appropria- 
tion order shall be deemed and taken to be the max- 
imum amount to be expended by the several com- 
mittees, boards, and ofllcers having thecharge there- 
of^ for the entire financial year 

Whenever the amounts designated and appropri- 
ated as aforesaid have been expended, and an aiidi- 
tional sum is required, or whenever the estimates for 
any purpose excccil the appropriation specially made 
therefor, the committee, board, or officer having 
charge thereof shall furnish to the City Council a 
detailed statemen'. in print, of the expenditures al- 
ready made, and of t le necessity for an additional 
appropriation. 

Whenever the City Council shall order an expen- 
diture by any committee, board, or officer, either in 
addition to the estimates on which the appropriation 
was made, or for an object not included i such esti- 
mates, it shall provide lor tbe payment of the same. 

No expenditure shall be made trom the reserved 
tund except by a transfer to some other appropria- 
tion, or to a new appropriation to be e,-tablished. 

No expenditure shall be charged to the appropria- 
tion for incidentals excepting- tiiose orderetl in ac- 
cordance wiUi chapter 165 of the Acts of 1861; ex- 
penditures for one or both branches of the City 
Council, ordeied by concurrent vote; amounts neces- 
sary to pay judgments oi to >ettle claims against the 
citv ; and transfers. 

Sect. 15. When application shall be made for an 
additional appropriation, to be provided for by 
tnmsfer or loanj such appropriation shall not be 
made until the application has hcen referied to, and 
reported upon by, tbe Comiuittee on Finance. 

Sect. 16. No order authorizing the borrowing of 
money, cr tae transfer of one appropriation or part 
ot an appropriation to another appropriation, shall 
be passed, unless two-thirds of the whole number of 
the members of each bninch of the City Council vote 
in the affirmative hy vote taken by yea and nay. 

Sect. 17. No presiding officer of a Ooard, or 
chairman of a committee, unle>s duly authorized by 
such board or committee, shall approve any bill or 
account against ti.e city. 

Sect. 18. No bills for refresbmentr, or carriages, 
shall be paid, unless such bills shall specify in de- 
tail the names of the persons to whom such "refresh- 
ments, or carriages, were furnished, the dates of 
furnishing the same, ana shall be approved bv tbe 
members of the City Council charged therewith, or 
by the presiding othcer of a, board, or chairman of 
a committee. All bills for refreshments shall be 
presentea at the time incurred, and if incurred 
by a committee, the chairman, or chairman pro 
tern., shall certify that the persons named were 



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prei^ent. The presiding officer of a boarrt, or 
chairiuan of a comiuittee, sliall nut. approve any 
bill for ret'resUiuents, or carriage-hire, uniess as 
herein required, nor shall he approve any such 
bill on account of any person not a member of 
the City Council, ui'less specially autliorized to do 
so by vote ot such board or cominitiee. But the 
officers of either branch thereof, the Clerk of Com- 
mittees and assistant, are exempt from this provi- 
sion. Such bills, v\hen so approved, jLall be paid 
from the appropriation to which they are incident: 
and the /• mlitor of Accounts shall not pass any sucli 
hill for the approval of the Committee on Accounts, 
unless it has been approved as provided in this or the 
prect-diiig section. 

Sect. 19. All carriages furnished to inen'bers of 
the City Government shull, whenever practicable, be 
ordered through the City Messcuger, and, when not 
so ordered, the person who orders theui shall forth- 
with give notice thereof to the City Messenger; and 
in all cases the party who furnishes a carriage shall, 
within seven diiys thereafter, return to the City 
IMessenger a detailed statement of the names of the 
persons who used the same, and of the time during 
which and the purpose tor which it was used. 

.Sect. 2u. All bills for refreshine is or carnages, 
containing items incurred more than three months 
previous to tue dale of their presentation to the Au- 
ditor, shall go betore the City Council for approval. 

Sect. 21. All papers requiring concurrent action 
shall be transiintred from one branch of the City 
Council to the other, with the action of the branch 
sending them eniiorseil thereon, and sig;neLl by the 
regular presiiling officer of such branch, or in his aV)- 
sence by the clerk, or assistant clerk of such body. 
In case "of votes or action by either branch, not ijased 
on written orders of paper.*, notice of the same shall 
he trao-smitted to the othei branch, signed as herein 
before directed. 

Sect. 2'^. Any report containing any reconunenda- 
tion, other than "leave to withiiraw,' or "inexpe- 
dient to take farther action," shall be accompa- 
nie<l by an ordinance, order or resolve, embodying 
such recommendation; and such report shall beaded 
upon separately. 

Sect. 23. Any member of a joint committee may 
sii'nnit a minority report al the same time as the 
majority reuort, and il the la'ter ne in print be shall 
be aloweii to submit his report also in print. 

Eitoer branch may order tue report ot any com- 
mittee submitted to it to be printe<i. 

Sect. 24. The foregoing rules shall not be altered, 
amended, suspened, or repealed, at any time, except 
by the votes of two-thirds of the iueuil>ers of each 
branch of the City Couuci!. 

i\lr. Whitmore of Ward 12— The uiinority report, 
which is to he signed, is an expiession of the view? 
of the three Alilermeu on the comiuittee. I do not 
Xnow whv it was not signed, except the hurry in 
which the matter was finally prepared, but the three 
Al'lermen iiitended to sign the minority report. 
With the exception of a tew verbal changes, and the 
omissi'^u of two rules which have become obsolete, 
the rules are the same as last year. The Aldermen 
wish to have the City Council go back to the rule of 
1880, the whole point in dispute being in regard to 
the power of either branch to commit a matter to a 
joint committee without concvrreni action. 

On motion of Mr. Wli.tmore the rcpo t and ac- 
coinpanyiiig rules were ordered printed and special- 
ly assigned for consideration at the next meetiug. 

BADGES. 

Mr. Lovell, of Ward 1, offered an order — That a 
committee of three ne appointed to procure badges 
for luemhers oi the Council at a price not to exceed 
live dollars each, the expense of the same to be 
charged to the contingent fund of the Common 
Council. Kead twice undera suspension of the rule, 
on motion of Mr. Lovell ami passed. Air. Loved 
moved a reconsideration hoping it would not pre- 
vail. Lost. The President .ippointed Me.^srs. Lov- 
ell of Ward 1, Quiylcy of Ward 2, and Fitzgerald of 
Ward 14, as sain committee. 

CIVILITIES TO DISTINGUISHED STUAKGEK.-*. 

Mr. Matthews, of Ward 21, ofteied an order — That 
his Honor the Mayor be authorized to exieud, on 
behalf of the City Council, smh civilities to dis- 
tinguished strangers who may visit the city during 
the present year as may appear to be courteous 
and appropriate, the expense a'tendiug the same, 
not exceeding 85(X)0, to be charged to the ap- 
propriation for incidental expenses. Kead twice 
under a suspension of the rule, on motioa ot Mr. 
Mathews, and passed, yeas 64, nays 0. Sent up. 

XEW SITE FOR PLBLTC LIBRARY. 

Mr. Freemr.n, of Ward 10, offered an order— That 



the Joint Standing Committee on the Public Library 
be and they are hereb\ authorized to purchase land 
in addition to the lot given by the State for a new 
library building, the (expense not to exceed .1|>150,000, 
to be for an amount of land substantially as men- 
tioned in the report of .-aid committee, provided that 
said i>utu shall include the purchase of all rights, if 
any exist, in the passageway between the lots on 
Dartmouth street. 

The order was ordered to a stjcond reading and 
Mr. Child, of Ward 17, moved to refer to the Joint 
Committee on Public Library when appointed. 

Mr. Freeman— I would like to inquire the rea<OD 
for re;erring it. This matter was considered last 
year; the money has been provided, and this order is 
simply to authorize the committee to go on and see 
il they can purchase the laud It is simply taking 
up the matter where it was left last year. 

Mr. Child — As I miderstano this matter, the order 
has been passed and the subject will come before the 
committee among the matters which have come over 
from last year, and that it will be taken up in due 
C(jurse this year. It the order passed last year died 
with the year, then this order i> a proper one to pass. 
But if that is not the case this order is unneces- 
sary. 

iMr. Freeman — The order passed last year died with 
the outgoioK Council. This order should be passed in 
order to keep the matter alive, and authovrzo the 
committee to go on and purchase the land imd use 
the money appropriated. 

Mr. Child— I withdraw the motion to refer. 

On motion of Mr. Freeman the rule was suspetded, 
and the order was put upon its passage. 

Mr. Morse of Ward 9—1 should like to have a little 
more information in respect to that matter before I 
am required to vote upon it. A number of us here 
possibly do not exactly understand what it is to vote 
.■ftl50,0iK) without knowing more about a subject than 
we have had the opportunity of knowing about this, 
and we would like to learn inrre about it. 1 move 
its reference to the Committee on Public Library. 

Mr. Freeman— I can hardly see any reason for re- 
ferring the order. It piovidts tor purchasing the 
land adjoining the lot presented to the cit> by the 
State, on Boylston and Dartmouth streets. " The 
City Council of last year thought it advisable to have 
a larger lot, so as to provide for the wants ot the 
library for all time, and to close up the passageway. 
An order was passed to buy the land, but it was so 
late in the year when it gi t to the committee that 
they could not get through with the'r negotiations 
in time, and they reported to the City Council that 
nothing could be done. The appropriation stands, 
and all that is necessary is to give the committee 
authority to go ahead and purchase the land. It is 
simply to increase the lot of land upon which the 
librarv is to stand. I suppose the gentleman knows 
where it is. Thete was no onjeciion to it last year, 
and there probably is none this year. I don't think 
the gentleman has any objection himself. 

Mr. .Morse— 1 c;in see no objection to the reference 
to the Committee on Public Library. They can re- 
port at the next meeting. There is certainly no haste 
to buj that land, while the snow is upon the ground. 
I think an opportunity should be giveu to those who 
were not here last year to fully consider the matter. 
For one I am willing to vote to authorize the pur- 
cha.se of land for the Lublic Library, because I be- 
lieve in it, but I do cot see the necessity oi hurrying 
it through. For myself, I am not sufficiently in- 
formed to vote upon it. If there is objection to this 
reference, we mght postpone further action on the 
order until next weeK. 

Mr. Child— 1 can confirm the statement of the 
gentleman from Ward 10. This matter was fully 
considered by the committee last year and reported 
upon favorably. The City Council made an appro- 
priation of the money by an almost unanimous vote- 
the committee took proper measures tor obtninin;: 
the lann, but did not get full authority to do any- 
thing until the latter part of the year, and as stated 
bv the gentleman troiu Ward 10, it became advisable 
to report that notliin;; further could be none. The 
passage of this order is perfectly proper. I hope it 
will go through tonight, io order toat the committee 
may be able to rcuine the consideration ot the mat- 
ter as early as possible. The 1« nger the delay the 
higher the price of the land becomes. The land is 
very important forthe use of the new Public Library 
building. The reason I suggested the reference to 
the committee w .s because I thought it might not 
be necessary to pass this order, but I now think it 
will not be necessarv to refer it. 

Mr. Devlin of Ward 13— 1 am fully satisfied that 
this matter is all right, having been a member last 
year, but I am certainly opposed to pushing il 
through thus early in the year. I think it is safe to 



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refer to the committee. I thitik it will be the safest 
way iu wLich to start so important a question. 

Mr. Greenough — I must say 1 think the gentleman 
from Ward 10 will be wiser to allow the order to go 
to the Committee on Public Library whenappointed. 
I think the remarKS made by my colleague from 
Ward 9 are perfectly correct. I have such entire 
faith in the advisability of this pri^ject that I am 
confident the more you look at it the more you will 
be convinced it is a worthy object for the city to 
spend its money upon. But if there are any gentle- 
men here who have doubts about it, I think they are 
entitled to have the matter laid over sufficiently long 
to allow them to consider it. I trust the gentleman 
will not object to the reference. 

Mr. Freeman withdrew his objections and the or- 
der was referred to the Committee on Public Li- 
brary, when appointed. 

PAYMENT OF JUDGMENTS. 

Mr. Freeman, of Ward 10, offered an order — That 
the Committee on Claims be authorized to draw 
upon the Treasurer by special draft in the usual 
form through tbe office of the Auditor of Accounts, 
for tne payment of all executions or judgments of 
court against the city, wnen properly certified as 
correct by the City Solicitor. 

Mr. Freeman— This is simply a formal oriier, which 
comes from the Auaiti r's office and is passed every 
year. 

The order was passed. Sent up. 

UNFINISHED WORK TO BE CONTINUED. 

Mr. Freeman, of W^ard 10, offered an order — That 
the joint standing committees of the City Council 
succeeiii-g committees of 1881, who were in charge 
of uncompleted buildings or works, be and they are 
hereby authorize'^ to continue tbe work of construc- 
tion ot all unfinished public buildings and works, 
with authority and power to maKe contracts, employ 
labor and take such other action as may be necessary 
to complete the same, according to the original 
orders. Passed. Sent up. 

MONITORS. 

The President announced the appointment of 
monitor? as follows- 

First Division— Messrs. Rogers of Ward 22, Taj lor 
of Ward 18. 

Second Division— Messrs. Morrison of Ward 1, J. 
A. McLaughlin of Ward 7. 

Third Division— Messrs. Parwell of Ward 15, 
Daley of Ward 6. 

Fourth Division— Messrs. Bates of Ward 1, Ford 
of Ward 17. 

MYSTIC VALLEY SEWER AND NUISANCE IN MYSTIC 
LOWER POND. 

Mr. Greenough, of Ward 9, offered an order— That 
the Mayor be requested to petition the legislature for 
a modification of tbe law approved May 13, 1881, in 
regard to the purification of the Mystic Lower Pond. 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12 — It seems to me that is 
a very indefinite order. I think tha gentleman had 
better give us some idea what the modification is to 
be. I have uo doubt it is all right, but under the 
croc the Mayor might ask for almost any change. 

Mr. Greenough — The intention of that order is 
not that the Mayor shall probably ask for anything 
definitely, but shall ask to have the City of Boston 
relieved from the restrictions put upon it by the act 
of last year, in regard to the purification of Mystic 
Lower Pond. If there were any question in the 
minds of the members of the Council that the pres- 
ent condition of tbings is an unfair one for the City 
of Boston, of course 1 snould not ask for che passage 
of the order without some examination of it. But I 
think that everybody who bus been at ail lamiliar 
with the histoi-y ot the drainage of the Mystic 
Valley is perfectly aware that the law passed 
last year imposes upon the City of Boston 
a very unfair condition of tbings. We are 
called upon to either take up our sewer or provide 
for the purification of all the stuff which comes 
from the tanneries in Winchester, Wobnrn, or in 
fact in Medford. We are also compelled by the act 
to place our buriflcation vats, or anything we see lit 
to put up there, in either the town of Wiucbev- 
ter or Woburn, the town of Medford succeed- 
ing in keeping a provision in the act that the works 
, should not be located in tbat town. The Water 
Board have done everything they could to prevent 
the execution of this act. A plea was put in 
against the constitutionality of the act, but that 
has failed. The selectmen ot Medforrl were 
asked not to put an ii. junction upon the city if 
the City of Boston would do something, and they 
are now putting up an apparatus to purity the matter 
c oming from Winchester. I think that some peo- 



ple in the towns see reason to regret that they 
threw their influence against thfe City of Boston and 
with ttie town of Mediord. I think "it is doubtful if 
the present condition of things will be tolerable. 
Last year the City of Boston presented a scheme 
which I think will relieve that valley for a consider- 
able length of time, but it is not necessary to go into 
that question. I think everybody familiar with the 
subject knows that the City of Boston was put in a 
very unfavorable condition s.y the act passed, and 
that something must be done ic secure relief. 

The order was passed. Mr. Greenough moved to 
reconsider. Lost. Sent up. 

SALARIES ESTABLISHED BY JOINT ORDER. 

Mr. Whitmore, of Ward 12, offered the following: 

Ordered, That the salaries of the following-named 
officers shall be at the rate per annum against their 
respective names, beginning on the first day of April, 
1881, payable monthly, subject to the deduction of 
any and all suras due from such persons to the city; 
and all snch officers receiving moneys in their official 
capacity shall account for the same: 

Harbor Master, $1500. 

Sealer of Weiglits and Measures, $2000. 

Deputy Sealer of Weights and Measures, |)1200. 

Treasurer of the Board of Commissioners on the 
Sinking Funds, if the same be the Citv Treasurer, 
.$700. 

•Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent of 
Faneuil Hall Market, each one dollar, so Icngas 
they respectively receive the salaries allowed them 
as inspectors ot provisions at said market. 

Ordered, That the City Treasurer be authorized to 
accept the office of Treasurer of the Board of Com- 
missioners on the Sinking Funds for the term for 
which he has been el acted by said board, or until 
otherwise ordered by the City Council. 

Mr. Whitmore moved that the order be printed 
and considered at the next meeting. 

Mr. Wharton of Ward 1- 1 move that tne order 
be referred to the Committee on Salaries when ap- 
pointed. I uuflerstand that the Joint Committee on 
Salaries is to be continued, and I think that is just 
such an order as should go to them. 

The President — Tiie motion to assign takes prece- 
dence. 

Mr. Whitmore — I was going to say that I don't 
know that I should care if it went there, but I think 
it hid better bo printed first, and if tne gentleman 
desires to move to refer at the next meeting, he will 
be in season; but I think it had better be printed 
first. It is only a half page, but it is one of the type 
of orders which we ougM to print. I think the ne^t 
meeting will be time enough to put in the motion to 
refer. 

Mr. Wharton — I think the proper time to print tbe 
order will be when it is reported upon by the Com- 
mittee on Salaries I think it is a waste of money, 
and then refer it to tte Committee on Salaries, and 
then have the Committee on Salaries report another 
order which will be required to be printed. Mem- 
bers will become familiar enough with the order if 
it is reported bv the Committee on Sdlaiies and then 
printed. It seems to me that is the proper course tor 
the order to take. 

Mr. Whitmore — I am rather reluctant to com- 
mence on this matter, but I chink all the members of 
last year will agree with me that ic is almost tempt- 
ing providence for us to take the salaries of last 
year and voluntary push them into a committee in 
order to bring them into tuis body. These are the 
salaries fixed for only two or three officers 
last November, and "now for us to lefer 
them to the Committee on Salaries, which 
will have nothing else particularly to do 
th s year, it seems to me will be making mischief for 
ourselves. It we refer it to the committee it will be 
an inducement to everybody affected by the order to 
go to the committee and try to get their salaries 
changed. As we setUed the question last year, after 
a contest which occupied the best part of two or 
three months, it seems to uie it is tempting provi- 
dence to do anything of the kind. In these two or 
three instances the salaries cannot be fixed by ordi- 
nance. There is no reason to doutrt that these are 
wise and just salaries, as fixed in November, and 
there is no reason to doubt that those receivmg 
them are just as ready to take them now as they 
were then. If there were to be any changes I 
should wish to have it referred to the com- 
mittee; but to send it to the committee now, 
it seems to me, is almost an itvitation to the 
committee to begin tinkering with the question. 
After our last year's experience I think we 
had better let tbe salary question rest for a few 
months. 

Mr. Wharton— I do not agree with the gentleman 



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from Ward 12. if there are any specific changes to 
be made, I think is it for the Committee on Salaries 
to report whether they should he made. I have con- 
tideuce in any Committee on Salaries wliich will be 
ai)i)oiDtcd by the Common Council and the Board of 
Alcieruien. 1 cannot see any greater dajiger in re- 
ferring ttis matter to a committee than in referring 
any other matter to a committee. 

liie "lotion to print an assign was lost. 

The motion to refer was declared carried. Mr, 
Whiimore doubted the vote, the Council was divided, 
37 for, IG again-t, and the or<ier was referrea to the 
Committee on Salaries. Mr. VVhartou moved to re- 
consider. Lost, 

THE SOLDIERS' BAZAAR. 

Mr. Mathews, of Ward 21, offered an order — That 
the Police Commissioners be requested to assume 
and pay the expense tor police service at the .Soldiers' 
Bazaar; flie expense to De charged to the appropria- 
tion lor police. 

Tho or<ier was passed to a second readine. 

Mr. Mathews — As a matter of explanation I would 
like to say a word in regard to this matter. The 
committee having charge of the bazaar found that 
it was an absriute necessity to have a large extra 
police force. The rush was so great that public 
safety required extra police, and under the circum- 
stances, as the city is supposed to have charge of the 
bodilv comfort and safety of its citizens. I tuougbt it 
was proper to oiler tiie order. 

On motion ot Mr. Mathews the riil° was suspend- 
ed, and the order was put upon its passage. 

Mr. Wharton — I diu not quite understand the ex- 
planation of the gentleman, and would be ^lad to 
liave him repeat it. 

Mr. Welch of Ward 7—1 would ask when this ball 
came off? 

Mr. Mathews— Til e order explains itself. It calls 
for an outlay of perhaps ai200. Tuere was a great 
crush down there, and the committee in charge of 
the bazaar felt it was not safe to have so laige a 
body cf prople there without an extr* force ot po- 
lice, and they requested tiie Police Commissioners 
to provide them. There was wa;^ not suflBcient force 
to provide tnem without the men having extra pay, 
ana I offer the order to return to the committee 
what was expended for this extra police. 

Mr. Matnews— The bazaar laste<l five day», and 
the crowd varied more or less of the time. Some 
nay.' it required more police than others. 

Mr. Devlin— Would the gentleman object to a ref- 
erence to the Committee on Claims? 

Mr. Mathews — I do not see the necessity of refer- 
ring it to the Committee on Claims. It doesn't come 
under that head. If it is to be referred to any com- 
mittee, it seems to me the proper committee" is the 
Committee on Police. 

On motion of Mr. Welch the order was referred to 
the Joint Committee on Police. 

THE EXTRA HIGH-SKRVICE WATER SUPPLY. 

Mr. Freeman, of Ward 10. offered an order— That 
the Jolt t Staniling Committee on Water, when ap- 
|»jinted, liive a hearing to J. P. Bradlee and others 
on the subject ot the extension ot the high-service 
works. Passed. Sent up. 

VOLUMES OF ORDINANCES TO BE PRINTED. 

Mr. Fieeman, of Ward 10, offered an order — That 
the Joint Standing Committee on IMnting, when 
appointed, have three huiKlretl copits ot the ordi- 
nances of 1877 printed tor the use of members of the 
City Government, the expense thereof to be charged 
to the appropriation for printing. 

Mr. Freeman — I i^ee by tne eyes of the gentleman 
from Ward 12 that he don't understand it. The 
edition ot the fupplement to the ordi.iances of 187T 
jsoutot print, anil has been so for two yeirs. None 
of the members of this year's Council have copies, 
and none of tho*e who came in a year ago have 
copies. 1 thoutjht it advisable that every mem- 
V)tr ot the City Council should have a copy of the 
ordinances, mid have offered this order. I think the 
number will be sutlicient to last until the ordinances 
are revi.«ed. 

Mr. Wliitmore of Ward 12—1 was sure that was 
the object ot it, but I am only going to inquire 
whether ihere are some lelt of the three or four 
other supplements. 

Mr. Freeman — I understand there are, anc* that 
some other years are short. 

On motion of Mr. Freeman, at the sugsestioD of 
Mr. Whitmore, the order was amended by inserting 
"1878 and 1879." and ae amended passed. "Sent up. 

THE OFFICE OF CORPORA flOK COUNSEL. 

Mr. Greenough, of Ward 9, offered an order — That 
a Joint Specidl Committee of five on part of this 



Council, with such as the Board of Aldermen may 
join, be appointed to consider the nomination and 
salary of the successor to the late (Corporation Coun- 
sel. 

Mr. Greenough— The reason I offer the order is, 
as you all know, theothoe of Corporadoii Counsel isa 
new one, and in the general order offered for the ap- 
pointment of nominating comuiitteen there was no 
provision for the nomination of Corporation Coun- 
sel. As the position cf the office is somewhat differ- 
ent this year. 1 think the committee slioukl oe made 
larger, and also that they should Oe authorized to 
report what salary shoulii be given to the office. 

Mr. Whitmore— I would suggest that that order be 
referred to ttie Committee on Ordinances. They 
have had particular charge ot the appointment of 
the law officers, and undoubtedly the subject wili be 
considered by tiieiu immediately, as to whether it is 
better to continue the present distinction or what is 
best to be done in the matter. Jt is necessary that 
the committee should consider it very promptly. If 
this order is referred t'l the Committee on Ordi- 
nances I think ii will be put in proper condition ear- 
lier than if it goes to the board of Aldermen. 

Mr. (Greenough— 1 will accept the suggestion and 
move to amend the order bv substituting ''Joint 
Standing Committee on Ordinances," for the pro- 
vision for a joint special committee. 

The order was amended as moved by Mr. Green- 
ough. 

Mr. Whitmore — The gentleman from Ward 9 for- 
gets, perhaps, the working of the joint rule. If he 
would let that order go to the committee just as it is 
— it will go to them Jirect from this body. But if he 
desires it to go as an order, it will require concurrent 
action. 

Mr. Greenough asked for the ruling of the Chair 
whether the Committee on Orchnances would be 
authorized to consider the nomination ot the succes- 
sor and the fixing of his salary, if the order was 
simply referred. 

The President— The Chair thinks it would, the sub- 
ject being before the committee. 

Mr. Greenough withdrew his objection, and ths 
order was referred to the Committee on Ordinances. 

THE DEATH OF THE CORPORATION COUNSEL. 

The following was received: 

Executive Department, Jan. 5, 1882. 
To the Honorable the City Council. 

It becomes my sad duty to inform you that the 
Honorable .John P. Healy. the Corporation Counsel, 
died yesterdav at his residence. VIr. Healy's ser- 
vices to the city, covering a period of a quarter ot a 
century, were so varied and valuahle that I respect- 
fully recommeiul that the event of hi* death should 
be lioticed in some proper manner. 

Samuel a. Green, Major. 

The President— The Chair awaits the pleasure of 
the Council. 

Mr. Whitmore — It is my duty and privilege, Mr. 
President, having belonged for three years to the 
committee which had parricular relations with Mr. 
Healy's othce, to present at this time S'Uiiable )e?olu- 
tioiis of respect, and in sending them to the Chair I 
will say I hat I shall not undertaKe to add aiiythins, 
becaus'e I know tuat others desire to bear a proper 
tribute to his incmory. 1 would he happy my- 
self to avail of this opportunity to say moie, but I 
refrain, believing that I have afven expression to my 
own feelings in the resolutions I nave offered. 

The President read the tollowinu: 

Resolved. That the City Council has heard with 
deep regret of the death of John P. Healy, the «'or- 
poraiion Counsel, who fi)r twenty-five years con- 
secutively tilled the responsible po-t of City Solicitor 
of B«stou. 

Resilved, That the City Council hereby records its 
appreciation of the gre;it professional skill with 
which Mr. Healy protected the interests of the city, 
of his unceasing and courteous attention to his duties 
as legal adviser of the Council, an<i of the many 
charming qualities of head and heart which made 
him the iiio?t agreeaole of companions, as well as the 
safest of counsellors. 

Resolved, That the Citv Clerk be instructed to for- 
ward a cipy of these resolves to the widow of our 
friend, wiili the warmest assurance of our sympathy 
with her in bei irreparable loss. , 

Mr. Morse, ot Ward 9, in seconding the resolutions, 
spoke as follows: 

Mr. Pi-etident,- The announcement by His Honor 
the Mayor that the honored counsellor of this city is 
dead tills me with profouudest sorrow, and 1 know 
that the members of this Council as well as the citi- 
zens of Boston, will feel that a great loss has fallen 
upon us. His death was sudden and without appar- 



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ent pain. He attended the dinner of the retiring 
Board of Aldermen on Saturday last, entertained 
company at his house on Sunday, was taken sick 
with congestion of the lungs on Monday, and last 
evening was no more among the iiving, 

I am especially filled with sadness when I recall 
my last visit to this Council Chamber previous to my 
membership in this body. It was on April 20,1880, 
when this body met to pay its homage of re=pect to 
the memory of Joseph Healy, the only child of the 
deceased, who was a member ot the Council from 
"Ward 10. From the loss of that only child, and 
most promising son, Mr. Healy never fully recovered. 

It was a terrible blow for one in his years, and 
for one so tenderly attached as he was to his onlv 
child. 

John P. Healy was in the 72d year of his age when 
he died. He was born in the town of Washington, 
N. H.,inthe year 1810, and was educated at Dart- 
mouth College, where lie graduated in 3835. Imme- 
diately upon finishing his collegiate course, Mr. 
Heajy came to Boston and entered the office of 
Danie: Webster as a student of law. Thereafter he 
was intimately associated with Mr. Webster in the 
practice of law until Mr. Webster's decease, nnd 
during tbe greater portion of the time was his part- 
ner ii) business. In 1856 Mr. Healy was elected City 
Solicitor, and from year to jear has been con- 
stantly re-el =cted up to the "time of his death. 
This marked selection of him as the legal ad- 
viser of this city was procured through no po- 
litical influence — no one cared how he voted — 
but was a tribute to his abilities and learning on 
questions of municical law and to his sterling hon- 
esty. No public officer ever enjoyed more the re- 
spect of the community for his inflexible integrity 
than did he. Besides his family whom he tenderly 
cherished, he had but one duty — his office — and often 
he neglected the former in his devotion to the latter. 
He was constant in his service; the city was his 
mistress, and he worsliipoed and served her more 
faitbfully tban knight ever served lady. 

How true indeed of him the words of the great 
bard: 

" 0, good old man, how well in thee appears 
The constant service ot the antique world. 
When service sweat for duty, not for lueed ! 
1 hou art not for the fashion of these times. 
Where none will sweat but lor promotion; 
And having that, do choke their service up 
Even with the having; 'tis not so with thee." 

His honesty, iniplicity and purity of character and 
integrity were bis distinguistung traits. He never 
compromised his princijjles for the sake of expedi- 
ency or policy, but carried his convictions of justice 
and honor and right into all his dealings. 



He guarded the public interests intrusted in his 
hands with even more jealousy and care than he ever 
did his own private affairs. The public nt large has 
lictle conception of what the City of Boston owes 
John P. Healy for his long and distinguished ser- 
vices as Citv Solicitor. 

While we mourn his death, his life is worthy of 
emulation by all who have public interests confided 
to them. Mr. President, I second the motion for the 
adoption of the resolutions offered by the gentleman 
from Ward 12. 

Tbe resolutions were ordered to a second reading, 
and on motion of Mr. Lauten, of Ward 14, a rising- 
vote was ordered on the question of their passage. 

The resolutions were passed by a unanimous rising 
vote. Sent up. 

Mr. Whitmore offered tbe following: 

Ordered, That tbe President and eight members of 
the Common Council be constituted a committee to 
represent this branch of the City Council at the 
funeral of the late John P. Healy, Corporation 
Counsel. 

Passed, and Messrs. Parkman of Ward 9, Whar- 
ton of Ward 11, Huntiess of W^ard 11, Emery of 
Ward 18, Morse of Ward 9, Cotton of Ward 4, Whit- 
iiore of Ward 12,and Cummings of Ward 10, were 
appointed said committee. 

Mr. Whitmore offered the following: 

Ordered, That the Joint Standing Committee on 
Kules and Orders be instructed to have prepared a 
suitable memoir of the late John P. Healy, and to 
insert the same in the Municipal Register for the 
current year. 

Passed. Sent up. 

Mr. Fitzpatrick, of Ward 8, moved to adjiurn. 
Lost. 

The President — Motions, orders and resolutions. 

Mr. Devlin moveii to adjourn. 

Mr. Whitmore — I raise the point of order, that the 
motion is not in order until some other business has 
been transacted. 

The President — The point is well taken. The 
Chair would announce that he has not yet arranged 
the committees to suit himself, and he is afraid they 
would not be satisfactory to tbe Council. He will 
therefore withhold them this evening. 

A petition was received from Henry M. Wight- 
man, City Engineer, for leave to erect for the City 
of Boston a building exceeding the legal dimensions 
at Old Harbor Point Wharf, Ward 24. Referred, on 
motion of Mr. Fitzpatrick of Ward 8, to the Joint 
Committee on Survey and Inspection of Buildings 
when appotntefi. 

A'ljourned at 9 o'clock P. M. on motion of Mr. 
Devlin of Ward 13. 



BOARD OF ALDEPvMEN 



13 



CITY OF BOSTON. 



Special Meeting of the Board of Al- 
deriuen. 

•TANirARY 6, 1882. 



Special nieetin>4- of tbe Boavrt of Aldermen at 1 
o'clock P. M., Ins Houor Mayor Green presiding. 

On takins t]ie chair, tlie Mayor said: Gentlemen 
of !he Board of Aldermen, — You have been called 
together to receive a communication from the Coni- 
uion Council in regard to the death of the Honor- 
able John P. Healy. Durinf>' a period of twenty-five 
years he was conneotod with the City Government 
as its legal adviser, and it seems rijiht and propei 
that some notice should be taken of his death. 

The Major read the executive communication an- 
nouncing to the City Council the death of Hon. John 
P. Healy, Corporation Counsel, with the resolutions 
which had been sent up for concnrrence. 

The question was upon the passage of th^ resolu- 
tions in concurrence. 

Alderman Slade — I wish that I was able to 
make the remarks that are due from a member 
of this Board of Aldermen on this occasion. Com- 
ing from the same State that Mr. Healy did, and 
having been raised in the immediate neighborhood 
where he was raised, probably my acquaintance with 
him will extend back farther than that of any other 
member of the City Council. I re 3ollect that when 
I was quite a small boy Mr. Healy was a school 
teacher in our neighborhood. Children are very apt 
to remember a very popular teacher, or one for 
whom they bad great respect and love. That was 
the case with Mr. Healy. He was a very popular, 
pleasant and efficient school teacher. In the 
few years intervening between that and the time 



when I met htm in Boston, I of course lost sight of 
him, but one of ny first acquaintances in this city 
was Mr. Healy. He was tho tirst and only man I 
ever called upon for legal advice, ann his advice was 
always freely given. 1 think it was characteristic of 
Mr. Healy, as a lawyer, to give advice, to young men 
especially, without ciiargcand the advice that any per- 
son received fromhim could be relied upon. I think 
he was strictly honest in all his dealings with his fel- 
lowmen. I have been quite intimately associated with 
Mr. Healy fox more than thirty years in Boston, 
especially since I have been in the City Council. In 
the work of the department of improved sewerage, 
Mr. Healy stood at tne back of the committee, and 
in every emergencv has been our guiding star, as 
you might say, all through. The committee had im- 
plicit confidence in him, and 1 believe we have never 
lieen mistaken in that coutidence. I sat beside him 
at the dinner ol the Board of Aldermeu lasc Satur- 
day evening. He was very happy in going over the 
events of his early lite while teaching school, whicti 
I nave mentioned, dud seemed to remember the 
names of all the children and their parents as well as 
I, who had been there a great deal of my life, ainl 
to be gi-atified at learning what had become of them 
all. It was very pleasant to me to have that 
pleasure, that evening, and with all others I regret 
that he has been called away so suddenly. With 
these few remarks I move ihe adoption of the reso- 
lutions. 

The resolutions were passed in concurrence by a 
unanimous rising vote. 

Notice came up of the appointment of a committee 
to represent the Common Council at the funeral of 
Mr. Healy. 

Alderman Hersey moved that as a token of respect 
for the deceased, the board attend the funeral in a 
Dody, but withdrew it at the suggestion of Alderman 
Stebbins that the services were to be at the house, 
where the accommodations would be limited. 

On motion of Alderman Hersey it was ordered 
that his Honor the Mayor, with such Aldermen[a& he 
may appoint, be a committee to represent the board 
at the tiuieral; and the Mayor appointed Aldermen 
Slade, Hersey and Haldeman on said committee. 

Adjourned", on motion ot Alderman Hart. 



BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 



14 



CITY OF BOSTON. 



Proceedings of the Board of Aldermen. 
JANUARY 9, 1882. 



Regular meeting ol! the Board of Aldermen at 4 
o'clock P. M., his Honor Mayor Green la the chair. 

KULES AND ORDERS OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 

Alderman Herse.v submitted a report from the 
Special domraittee on Rules and Orders of the Board 
of Aldermen, with the following: 

Ordered, That the rules and orders of the Board 
of Aldermen of 1881 be and they are hereby adopted 
as the rules and orders for tnis board. 

Ol der passed. 

COMMITTEES APPOINtED. 

The Mayor announced the appointment of the fol- 
lowing committees: 

Standing Committees of the Board. 

Armories — Slade, Haldemun, Anthony. 

Bridges— Woolley, Caldwei!, fratt. 

County Accouuts — Hart, Caldwell, Haldeman. 

Faueuil Hall andCounty JtJuildings— Woolley, Whit- 
tei), Hart. 

Lamps — Stebbins, Haldeuian, White. 

Licenses — Anthony, Whitten, Whife. 

Markets, Weights and Measures — Slade, Caldwell, 
Hersey. 
, Paving— Slade, Woolley, Hart, 

Sewers— fialdeman, Hersey, Hall. 

Steam Engines — Whitteu, Hersey, Pratt. 

Streets— Pratt, Hart, Anthony. 

Joint Standing Committees. 

Assessors' Department — Calawell, Woolley, Hart. 

City Hospital— Hall, White. 

City Registrar's Department — White, Pratt. 

Claims— Whitten, Hall, Hart. 

Comoion, etc. — Haldeman, Stebbins, Hall. 

East bo.ston JTei-ries- White, Caldwell, Stebbins. 

Engineers' Department — Wooiley, Hersey. 

Finance — The Mayor, ex-ofiicio, and the chairman 
of Board of Alderiuen, ex-olhcio. 

Fire Depaitnsent — Woolley, Hersey. . 

Fuel- Hall, Hersey. 

Harbor Caldwell, Woolley. 

Health— Caldwell, Haldeman, Pratt. 

Leaisialive .Matters — SteDbins, Hall. 

Ivit. Hope and Ceaar Jrove Cemeteries — Hersey, 
Anthony. 

Ordinances— Whitten, Stebbins, Pratt. 

Overseers of the f oor — Hersey, Anthony. 

Police— Slade, Hall. 

Priniiug— Hart. White. 

Public Kuildings— Woolley, Whitten, Hart. 

Public Institutions — Slade, Haldeman, Pratt. 

Public Instruelmn — Caldwell, Hersey, Haldeman.' 

Public Lands — Whitten, Hall. 

Public Librarv — Whitten, Haldeman, White. 

Salaries — Hall, Pratt, Autnony, 

Streets — Pratt, Hart, Anthony. 

Surveyor's Department — Haldeman, Slade. 

Survey and inspection of Buldings — Anthony, 
Hall. 

Treasury Department— Whitten, Hersey. 

Water— Caldwell, Haldeman, Hersey. 

PETITIONS REFERRED. 

To the Joint Committee on Survey and Inspection 
of Buildings — W. H. Leatherbee & Son, to erect a 
wooden building on Albany street, or. E. Dedham 
street, Ward 17. 

To the Joint Committee on Puhlic Buildings — Law- 
reoce D. Wei by and others, that the ward rooms be 
granted free of price to citizens for political meet- 
ings. 

To the Committee on Survey and Inspection of 
Buildings on the part of the Board — Ernest S. Paul- 
mau, to project a clock in front of 12 West Dedham 
street. 

Henry H. Evans, to project an elf ctric light in 
front of Arlington Hou?e, corner ot Cau^ewaj and 
Canal streets. 

Brintnall & Tombs, to erect a furnace for melting 
metals at 717 Tremont, stret-t. 

To the Committee on Health on the part of the 
jBoard— Petition of Ira R. Worcester, to occupy an 



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old wooden stable for one additional horse on 
Ottawa street. Ward 21. 

To the Joint Committee on Claims — Grardner Swain, 
to be couipensated for personal injuries receiven by 
reason of 'a fall on icy sidewulks on Washington 
street, near Northampton street, .lan. 4th iust. 

Martin Flaherty, to be compensated for personal 
ii>juries sustained by his dauguter, Annie Flaherty, 
on account of insecurity of Albnuy-street Bridge. 

To the Committee on Paving— Brash Electric Light- 
ing Comnany, for leave to erect eight posts on 
Merrimack and Lancaster stree's. 

Altred A. Nickerson and others, that Dorchester 
avenue, between Adams stieet and Dorchester Dis- 
trict, be paved or put m order for public travel. 

D. J. Small and others aad L. H. Jones and others, 
that Dorchester avenue, tetween Adams street and 
Washington Village, be paved with square granite 
blocks. 

L. P. Dexter and others, that gates be placed at 
Bii d street crossing of N. Y. & N. E. R. R. 

PAPERS FROM THE COMMON COUNCIL. 

1. Order for Mayor to turnisn a copy of his ad- 
dress for publication. Passed in concurrence. 

2. Order for joint committees to resume unfin- 
ished business aporopriate to said committees. 
Passed in concurrence. 

3. Order for the preparation and publication of the 
Municipal Register for 1882. Passed in concur- 
rence. 

I. Order for application to legislature for a grant 
of Hats between West Boston bridge and Brighton 
avenue. Passed in concurrence. 

5. Order to print 300 copies of the Ordinances of 
1877-78-79, the expense to be cbarged to appronria- 
tion for printing. Passed in concurrence. 

6. Order for Committee on Water to give a hear- 
ing to J. Putnam Bradlee, and others, on subject of 
high-service wMer supply. Passed in concurrence. 

7. Order for joint standing committees of 1882 to 
carry on uncompleted work received trom said 
committees of 1881. Passed m concuirence. 

8. Order for the Mayor to petition torthe.modifica- 
tion of the law approved May 15, 1881, in regard to 
the purification of Mystic lower pond. Passed in 
concurrence. 

9. Order for payment of executions and judgments 
of courts under direction of Committee on Claims. 
Jt'assed in concurrence. 

10. Order for Mayorto exten<i such civilities to dis- 
tingui>hed visitors to this city as uiay ajipear cour- 
teous and appropriate, and that i5000 be appropriated 
therefor. Passei in concurrence, veas 12, nays 0. 

II . Order for a com'uittee to report what disposition 
shall he male of the topics in the Mavor's address. 
Passed in concurrence, and Aldermen Pratt, Steb- 
bins and Hall were appointed on the part of the 
board. 

PETITIONS FOR STEAM ENGINES. 

Petitions for leave to erect and use steam engines 
werri received as follows: 

Aver J Lactate Co., 386 Atlantic, avenue. 

Sherbui-iie & Co., 53 Oliver stieet. 

Frank H. Phelps, 17 Harvard street. 

Clark & Smith. 231 Medford street, Charlestown. 

.1. D. O'Neil, foot of Dana near Ninth street. 

George H. Derby & Co., 55 Charlestown street. 

Orders of notice were passed tor hearings thereon 
on Monday, .January 30th inst., at 4 o'clock, P. M. 

STATE AID. 

Paymaster's quarterly report for October, Novem- 
ber and December was received: 

Balance last report ,91 ,439 00 

Keceived from Treasurer 24,000 00 

825,439 00 

Oisbnrsedin Oct g7,815 00 

" Mov 8,065 00 

•' Dec 8,020 00 

23,900 00 

Balance gl,539 00 

Sent dovm. 

ASSESSMENTS ON CLAPP-STREET TERRITORY. 

The following was received: 

Board of Health, ) 
.Tauuary 4th. 1882. ) 
To S. F. McCleary, Esq , City Clerk of Boston. 

Dear Sir,— I am directed by the Bo.ird of Health 
to notify you, in accordance with Cljap. 160 of the 
Acts of 1869, that the work of abating the nuisance 
in the Oapp-street territory has been compl ted 
and assessments have been niaie in accordance with 
the loliowina vote: 

" Voted. That the expense Of abating the nuisance 
in tne Clapp-street territory be assessed as follows, 
to wit: So much of s.aid expense as was incurred in 



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BOARD OF ALDERMEN 



flUiDg a tract of laud lying between the ISew York & 
Boston Railroad track and East Chester Park, 
amounting to the sum of $62, be assessed upon Oakes 
and Oliver Ames, the owners of said tract; so much 
of said expense as was incurred in tillinK the abaii- 
(iciied channel in the uroportion of the area tilled on 
land, belonging to said abutters respectively, as fol- 
lows: 

Gates and Oliver Ames 8293.20, to which is ad- 
ded the above mentioned assessment, making a 

total of 8355 30 

Geo.M Brown 117 32 

Kiiza McCormick 39 80 

M. MoC.rath 37 71 

EllenAlulvy 33 52 

Lawience Connor 37 71 

<"atherine Curley 27 2:? 

Dorchester tiaslight Co 14 6<> 

That the balance of the expense incurred iu the 
abatement of said nuisance, amounting to the sum 
of S;828.80, the same having been expended in clear- 
ing oui, and lowering tde new channel of the brook, 
and the erection of a tide gate, be assessed upon the 
€ity of Boston, and that said city stand charged 
with the expense of maintaining the same. 
Very respectfully, 

C. E. Davis, Jk., Clerk. ' 

Placed on file. 

BOKD APPROVED. 

The bond of Luther Davis, constable, being pre- 
sented duly certified, wuf approved by the board. 

MONTHLY STATEMENT OF THE TREASUKY DEPART- 
MENT. 

The statement of receipt" and payments of the 
City Treasurer for the month of Decemocr, 1881, 
(City Doc. b) was received and sent down : 

Balance on hand Nov. 30, 1881 83,751,739 29 

Receipts in December, 1881. 

From City Collector on 

city account 81,511 784 54 

From City Collector on 

county account 6,370 34 



From Sinking Fund Commissioners for 
payment ol debt 

InteirSt on bank deposits 

Temporary Lo n of 1882-3, Citv Build- 
ing, Boylston and Hereford streets 

Pay-roll tailings from l^aymasters. set- 
tlements with Casnier, parties unpaid.. 



81,518,154 88 

551,675 82 
11.235 57 

84,000 00 

1,689 77 

1.918,405 33 



Payments in December, 1881. 

On Mayor's general draft 8528,068 89 

' '• special drafts 759,725 74 

81,287,794 63 
619,110 00 



State tax 

Liquor lice uses paid Stated JMassachu- 
setts 

Keiunded taxes, expenses, costs, etc 

Pay-roll tailings, payments by Cashier lo 
parlies pot paid by Payn<astei'S 

To Sinking Fund Commissioners, reve- 
nue payable under authority ot Ordi- 
nance on Fmance 

County of Suffolk, allowea by Auditor of 
the Counly (it Suffolk 

Kesiaiie lax sale 



887 75 
339 93 

2,577 60 



17,899 91 

24,641 45 
13 53 



81,953,264 80 



Recapitulation. 

Balance on hand Nov. 30. 1881 83.751,739 29 

Receipts during Dec, 1881 2,160,756 04 

85,918,495 33 
Payments during Dec, 1881 1,953.264 80 

Balance Dec. 31, 1881 g3 G65,23o 53 

As follows: 

Money deposited in the following ba ks: 

Mei chants' National Bank81,:}8 UtS 54 

National Hank ot Kedemp- 

tion 434,457 3(i 

Howard National Bank... 388,720 99 

National Bank of Com- 

merce 3.299 34 

Bunker Hill NaiionalBank 100,225 0» 

CoDliuentalNatioualBaiik 100,222 00 

EvereH National Kank... . 75.162 50 

f aneuilHallNationalBank 100,208 34 

Globe atlonal Bank 150,362 50 

Manufacturers' Nation il 

Bank 75.168 75 

Marktt National Bank... 100,225 00 

Me'ropolitan Nat'l Bank. 60 108 33 

Mt. Vernon Sational Bank 50 108 33 

North National IWnk 100,221 92 

Traders' National Bank. .. 100.2C0 00 

National Bank of the Com- 
monwealth 100,213 70 



National Bank of the Be- 

pui)Uc 100.213 70 

Natinnal CU" Bank 100,216 67 

National Rockland Bank. 75.162 50 

National Security Bank.. 50,108 34 

83,635,268 81 
Cash and cash vouchers in 
office 329.961 72 

Total as above 83,965,230 63 

Sent down. 

ASSE.SSORS' DEPARTMENT. 

The following (City Doc. 8) was received and re- 
ferred to the Finance Coramiltje: 

Assessors' Office, ) 

Boston, Jan. 9, 1882. ( 
To the Honorable Board of Aldermen and Common 

Council of the City of Boston. 

In con8e(iuence of the recent fire iu our record- 
room, damaging some two hundred and lifty vol- 
umes of our record*, am. the increase of business, we 
will require »u additional appropriation of $4000 to 
carry us through the present fiscal year. 

Estimates. 

Amount of apuropriation 897 ,500 00 

Expenditures- 
Paid Assistant Assessors 831,360 00 

" Assessors 11,100 00 

" Assessors' clerks 3t»,a94 00 

" stationery 2,2'i8 30 

" printing 4,031 63 

Paid .1. G. Martin. "Stock Quo- 
tations" 500 00 

Paid carriage-hire for outlying 
wards ". 311 00 

Paid advertising 329 90 

Paid (listril)utlng circulars, di- 
rectories, papers, etc 260 6*» 

Paid Committee dinners 116 36 

90,251 87 

Balance unappropiia ted 8'7.248 13 

Estimated expenses for balance of year- 
Assessors' salaries 83,'? 00 00 

Office clerk 500 00 

Copying records of deeds an'' 
niortgages from May 1,1881, 

to May 1.1882 3,100 (X) 

Copying Assessors' list 1 ,800 00 

Stationery 600 00 

Printing 150 00 

CoiniMittee dinners 150 00 

t;opying biuiit records 1,300 00 

Binding burnt records 500 00 

Contingencies 48 13 

Amount of new appropriation 

requlrfd jB4,600 00 

811.848 13 811,848 13 
We would respectfully call attention to the neces- 
sity of a safer deposit for our records (embracing a 
period of one hundred years of Boston records, and 
two hundred years of annexed territory, and con- 
taining five thousand volumes). 

Respectfully, for Board of Assessors, 

Benjamin Ccshing, Secretary. 

AUDITORS EXHIBIT. 

The Auditor's exhibit for Jan. Ist (City Doc. 5) 
was received and seni oown; 

Total .'inpropriatinns and credits 814,500,654 13 

Kxpendeo 10,735,736 58 

Balance unexpended 8.765,917 55 

L.^MP department. 

The annual report of the Superintendent of Lamps 
(City Doc. 3) was received and sent down. 

THK OLD state HOUSE. 

Alderman Haldemau presented the following: 
Boston, Dec. 29, 1881. 
To the Honorable the Mayor and the Board ol 

Alderuien. 

Geiitieiuen,— The undersigned ask your honorably 
body to remove the sidewalk at the lower end of the 
Old .State House, for the benefit of public travel, aud 
cut a passage way through the basement, for f not-pas- 
senisera. Xow, gentlemen, it is uuuerstood that tlte 
Old State House is to remain, and considering 
the crowded condition ot Devonshire street, 
and growing more .si> every day, it , must ap- 
pear to your honorable bodr to add 7 feet 
to Devonshire .*tiTct tor public travel w^uld 
be of g<eat convenience to the public, aud would not 
change the looks of the buildiuu: that would be much 
noticed. I have talked with some of the 601) anti- 
quarian-, and they all express a hearty wish to re; 
move the sidewalk, and cut th" passage. Now, gen- 
tlemen, I think the public siiould have some ijmail 
portion of the ba-ement of the Old State House, and 
not take the whole for the few dollars paid to the 



JANUARY 9, 1883 



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.Mty, or fine brass cloth coats, and old wigs. The side- 
walk is 7 feet 8 inche-i wide; express wagons are 
about 6 feet 6 inches from end of hub to hub. The 
old sa.ving is, an inch on a man's nose is easily seen, 
and 7 feet inacrowded street is easily seen, and would 
be appreciated. You have said no to all of my former 
petitions, but perhaps this last one may appear more 
reasonable, and you will sav yes. You may say it is 
the most unreasonable of all, and say no. 1 have 
considered the subject for which I thought to be for 
the best good of the public, but if you think other- 
wise I must submit. All of which is respectfully 
submitted. 

Eli Febnald. 

Referred to Committee on Public Buildings, with 
a request to taJse early action thereon, on motion of 
Alderman Haldeman. 

PERMITS FOE STEAM ENGINES. 

Alderman Whitten submitted reports from the 
Committee on Steam Engines ui favor of granting 
permits to locate and use steam engines as follows: " 

Burgess & Perry, at Amory street. 

James W. Kenney, Terrace street, near Ceder 
street, Roxburv. 

Chas. H. Towne, 134 Border street, E. B. 

Severally accepted. 

COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTS. 

Alderman Whitten submitted a report from the 
rommittee on Accounts that they had organized by 
the choice of Alderman Charles V". Whitten as 
chairman on the part of the Board of Aldermen, 
and Councilman James G. Freeman on the part of 
tde Common Council, ana Councilman Leander 
Beal as clerk of the joint committee. Accepted. 
Sent down. 

ALDERMEN'S CONTINGENT FUND. 

Alderman Whitten offered an order — That the 
Chairman of the Board of Aldermen be authorized 
to approve bills for expenses incurred by the Board 
of Aldermen and the Standing Committees of the 
board DOt having charpe of any appropriitions; also 
by ind vidual members of the board while engaged 
in the discharge nf official duty, the amount of said 
bills to be charged to the appropriation for contin- 
gent fund of the Board of Aldermen. Passed. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS KEFEREED. 

Alderman Hall offered an order — That the several 
i-tanding committees of this board resume consider- 
ation of tlie unfinished business appropriate to the>m, 
referred from the last Board of Aldermen. Passed. 

BALLOTING FOR CHAIRMAN. 

On motion of Alderman Haldeman tbe board pro- 
ceeded to the election of a Chairman. Aldermen 
Hart and Hall were appointed a committee to col- 
lect and count votes. 

Whole number of ballots 12 

Necessary for a choice , 7 

Charles V. Whitten 6 

Solomon B. Stebbins. 4 

Laban Pratt 1 

A. J. Hall X 

There being no choice, on motion of Alderman 
Wooliey a second ballot was taken : 

Charles V. Whitten 6 

S. B. Stebbms s 

Lucius Slade 1 

There being no choice, on motion of Alderman 
Hall a third ballot was taken: 

Charles V. Whitten 6 

S. B . Stebbins 5 

Joseph Caldwell ] 

There being no choice,on motion of Alderman Hart 
a fourth ballot was taken : 

S. B. stebbins 5 

Charles V. Whitten 6 

Thomas N.Hart 1 

There being no choice, on motion of Alderman 
Wcoliey a fifth ballot was taken : 

S. B. Stebbins 5 

Charles V. Whitten 6 

Lucius Slade 1 

On motion of Aldero^an Caldwell the election was 
postponed until the next meeting. 

BILL ALLOWED. 

Alderman Caldwell olTered an order— That the 
Auditor of Accounts allow for payment a bill of H. 
D. Parker & Co., amounting to $63.45, said bill being 
dated Aug. 15-19, 18«1, and to be charged to the Con- 
tingent Fund, Joint Committees. 

Passed. Sent down. 

Adjourned, on motion of Alderman Slade. 



COMMON COUNCIL 



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CITY OF BOSTON. 



Proceedings of the Common Council. 
JANXJAHY 13, 1BB3. 



Regulnr ineetinj; ol' the CoiuaioD Ciuncil,at 7.30 
P. M., Charles E. Pratt, President, in the cliair. 

PAPERS FBOM THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 

1. Auditor's monthly exhibit. (City Doc. 5.) 
Placed on tiie. 

2. Monthly statement of the treasury department. 
(City Doc. 6.) Placed on file. 

3. Third annual report of probation work. (City 
Doc. 4.) Placed on file. 

4. Annual report of Superintendent of Lamp?. 
(City Doc. 3.) I'lacea on tile. 

5."Certiticate of the organization of the Commit- 
tee on Accounts by the choice of Charles V. Whitten, 
chairman on the pnrt of the Boara oE Aldermen, 
James Gr. Freeman, chairman on the part of the 
Common Council, and Leander Beal, clerk of the 
Committee. Placed on file. 

6. Order to allow the bill of H. D. Parker & Co., 
of $63,45, dated Aug. 19, 1881. Read twice under a 
suspension of the rule, on motion of Mr. Smith of 
Ward 21 and passed in concurrence. Mr Smith mov- 
ed to reconsider. Lost. 

7. Orders appointing the Joint Standinfi' Commit- 
tees. Passed in concurrence. 

ELECTION OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

Mr. Bigelow, of Ward 25, called up the past as- 
signment, viz. : Election of a Committee on Finance. 

Mr. Bigelow submitted a second report from the 
committee to nominate candidates for members of 
Committee on FinanC'-^, recommending the election 
of 

William F. Wharton, 

Malcolm S. Greenough, 

William J. Welch, 

Otis S. Dana, 

Alfreil S. Brown, 

John I*. Hilton, 

John W. Fraicr. 

The report nas accepted. 

Mr. Bigelow moved to pioceed to a ballot. 

On motion of Mr. Whitmure, of Ward 12, a recess 
of five minutes was taken to allow members to pre- 
pare ballots. 

After the recess a ballot was ordered. Committee 
— Mes.^rs. Rogers of Ward 23, Houghton of Ward 6, 
Chickeriiig of Ward 24, Good of Ward 19. 

Whole number ol ballots C5 

Necessary for a choice 33 

William F. Wharton had 53 

-Malcolm S. Greenough 32 

William J. Welch 65 

Otis s . Dana 53 

Alfreu S. Brown 45 

John P. Hilton 58 

John W. B'raser 27 

William C. Fisk 35 

Thom-is H. Devlin 35 

Chas. K. Orr 5 

H.W.B. Cotton 3 

Frederick B. Taylor 3 

Benjamin P. Bates 2 

.lames leevan 1 

IXW.Ohilds 1 

Leander beal 1 

W.A. Fisk 1 

Thomas H, Dovelln 1 

Messrs. Welch, Hilton, Wharton, Dana, Brown, 
W. C. Fisk and Devlin were elected. 
Notice sent up. 

PETITIONS PllESENTED. 

By Mr. Brown of Ward 23 — Petition of Joseph 
W. Goodnow to be compen.sated for damages done 
to his wagon by the limb of a tree on Bromley park. 
Referred to the Joint Committee on Claims. 

By Mr. Freeman of Ward 10 — Petition of Freder- 
ick Blieler representing— That he is a legal resident 
of Ward 22, and was a candidate in said ward at the 
last municipal election for the otlice of member of the 
Common Council, and that lie received votes therefor 
at said election; that he is desirous of contesting the 
. right of Abraham T. Rogers of said ward to the 
seat now held by him in tlie Common Council from 
said ward, and for the following reasons: That the 
petitioner was duly and legally elected to said office, 
having received a plurality of the votes cast in said 



ward for said offije, and that the official returns as 
made and sworn to by the ward officei s presiding 
and acting at taid election so indicated. That the 
Board of Aldermen erred in granting the certificate 
of election thereto to said Roser?, and chat tlie same 
shoula have been grnntea to the petitioner. That the 
votes canvassed by said board as having been cast for 
Fre'-'.erick Bteiler, Frederick Blieler, Fredif rick K. 
Bleiler, Fred. Bleiler, — derick Blieler, were cast for 
Freuerick Blieler ,the petitioner. And that more votes 
were cast for the petitioner tor said office than tor 
said Rocers, or any other person in said ward, and 
that the petitioner was in fact elected to sairl ofiice. 
He therefore urav? that the Council will take such 
measures to investigate the matter as to them may 
seem proper, and that he may be admitted to the 
powers, privileges and duties in saiil office in the 
place of said Rogers, lleferred to Committee on 
Elections. 

FIRES AND ALARMS FOR DECEMBER. 

The report of the Fire Commissioners for Decem- 
ber was received and sent up; 

Alarms— 64; for fires, 55; needless, 9. 

Buildings— Slighriy damaged, 25; considerably do., 
8; totally destro\ ed, 1; not damaged, 16. 

Loss— On buiidii.gs, $10,142; on contents, $15,788 
— $25,930. 

Insurance — On buildings, $237,825; on contents, 
|171,100-$408,925. 

PORTRAIT OF THE PBESID:riN)'. 

Mr. Eddy, of Ward 24, offeied an order— That the 
President of the Common Council be requested to 
give a sitting for a photographic portrait to be hung 
in the President's rooms, the expense attending the 
same to be charged to the contingent fund of the 
Common Council. Passed. Read twice under a 
suspension of the rule, on motion of Mr. FreenwD, 
of Ward 10, and passed. 

WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY. 

Mr. Fitzoatrick, of Ward 8, offered the following: 

Ordered, That a holiday, without loss of pay, be 
granted to all employees of the City of Boston, wliose 
services are not absoluteiy required, on Washing- 
ton's Birthday, the 22d of Februaiy next. Passed. 
Sent up. 

Ordered, That His Honor the Mayor be requested 
to cause the bells of the city to be rung, and flags to 
be displayed on the public buildings and grounds, on 
the 22d of February, in commemoration of the birth- 
day of George Washington ; the expenses attending 
the same to be charged to the appropriation for in- 
cidentals. 

Mr. Whitmore moved lo amend by inserting after 
the words, "to be rung," the words, "at sunrise, mid- 
dny and sunset." He thought five minutes enough 
to give expression to our feelings; longer ringing 
than that was a [jublic nuisance. 

Mr. Fitzpatrick accepted the amendment. 

The order as amended was passed— yeas 62, nays 0. 

Mr. Fitzpatrick moved to reconsider. Lost. Sent 
up, 

THE PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS. 

Mr. Smith, of Ward 21, olTered an order— That the ' 
President of the Common Council be requested to 
furnish a copy of his address to be printed with the 
address of his Honor the Mayor. Passed. 

MATTERS REFERRED FBOM THE LAST COUNCIL. 

Mr. Whitmore, of Ward 12, offered an order— That 
. the Clei'k of the Conunon Council be instructed to 
furnish the members, bei'ore the next regular meet- 
ing, witn a printed statement of all matters which 
were referred by the last Common Council to its 
successor. Passed. 

SAFETY OF ROOMS IN CITY HALL. 

Mr. Whitmore, of Ward 12, olfered an order— That 
the Committee on Public Buildings be instructed to 
consider and report upon the safety of the rooms in 
the roof of this building, the advisability of remov- 
ing any department injsv in City Hall, and any o'lier 
charges in the building which seem needed. 

M>-. Whitmore moved to refer to the Joint Com- 
mittee on Public Buildings. 

Mr. Freeman of Ward 10— If the gentleman will 
withdraw bis motion for a moment 1 would like to 
offer a substitute for the committee to consider the 
expediency of remodeling any building, or reporting 
what changes can be made, to make all the public 
buildings fireproof, which will include City Hall. 
It is ■similar to the gentleman's order, but liHS more 
scope. 

Mr. Whitmore — I would suggest that tlie gentle- 
man ort'er bis order separately. This is for City Hall, 
and requires immediate action. As I understand, 
there vvas great danger of a fire in City H ill a few 



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COMMON COUNCIL, 



days ago. Tbe Siipeiintenclent of Public BuildiiiKS 
has tuken steins to l)ave a thorougli iuvestigatioii im- 
mediately. 'Hid tills order is tor the comiuittee to re- 
port wliat lie lias uscertaiued. I tliiuk both orders 
should be passed. 

The order was referred to the Joint Committee on 
Public JJuildiufis. 

THE OFFICE OF MAYOR, KTC. 

Mr. AVhitiiiore, ot Ward 12, offered an order— Tlmt 
his Honor the Mayor be requested to petition the 
Icsiislature, at its present ^es•'ion, for an act desig- 
nating the person to act as Mayor whenever the 
Mayor is absent troui the ci.y or unable temporarily 
to tiiscliarge his duties; and also to allow ineetings 
of either liranch of the City Council, after due 
notice, when no provisi,>n has been made for calling 
it oj;ether. 

Mr. W titniore— The rewun for offering that ordtr 
is because at pres ut, i>i conflict with the public idea, 
there is ro provision made for ai;y unc to act during 
the absence ci inability to serve of the Mayor, it is 
commonly un.'.erstood that the Cluiviuim of the 
Board ol Aldennen acts in such cases, but there is 
no law to that ell ect. Last jear we had the exoeri- 
ence of unfortnnately havinj: the Mayor conlined to 
his bed for a number of weeVs, and after that he was 
absent from the city for a number ol diiys, though 
at no great distance— he was in Newport, I believe, 
the greater iiait of the time -and such cases may 
happen again. It seems har.'ly proper that the city 
ihould be wiihou"- a head, in case of an emergency. 
The matter was bn.ugat up very strongly dm iuf the 
very (hstressmg scenes alter the as>assiuation of 
Prcidunl (xartield, and there were several times 
when the presence of the :Mayor in the city might 
have been indispensable; yet we had a ."\Iavor who 
was uiitortunalely compelled by illness to be absent. 
As this lias to go to the legi-ilatu' e tor actii-n, an'! as 
the time is very short in which to present petitions 
to that body, lliope the ouier will be passed. 

Mr. Wharton ot Ward 11— I hive no doubt what 
has been said by the {jentleman fr •in Ward 12 is per- 
fectly true, and upon 'nvestigation there will be no 
question aDout rlie advisability of doing wnat he uro- 
poses. But bef ire we commit ourselves tu such a 
measure as this- we ought to have tlie report of tome 
comuiittee upon it. 

On motion of Mr. Wharton the order was referred 
to tbe Joint Committee on Ordinances. 

KEMOVAL OF SNOW AND ICE. 

Mr. Whitmore, of Ward 12, offered an order— That 
the Joint Committee on Ordinances consider the 
propriety of amending the ordinance in regard to 
the removal of snow and ice. deferred to the Com- 
mittee on Ordinances. 

BADGES. 

Mr. Barry, of. Ward 16, offered an order— That the 
Committee'on Badges be directed to provide ba<lges 
for the second and third assistant messengers, the 
expense attending the same to be charged to the con- 
tingent fund of the Couimou Council. Read twice 
uniler a suspension of the rule on moiian of Mr. 
Barry, and passed. 

HOWARD AVENUE AND QUINCY- STREET SCHOOL- 
UOUSE SITES. 

Mr. WTiarton, of Ward 11, offered the following: 

Ordered, That tho Comniitice on Public Instruc- 
tion be authorized to purchase as a site for a urimary 
schoolbouse, a lot of land situuted on Howard ave- 
nue, containing 28,997 square feet, more or less, at a 
price not exceeding 45 cents per square foot. 

Ordered. That the Committee on Public Instruc- 
tion be authorized to purchase, as a site for a pri- 
mary schoolbouse, a let ot land sitiuited on Quiucy 
street, containing 20,000 square feet, more or less, at 
a price not exceeding 35 cents per square fcot. 

Mr. Wharton— 1 wili maUe a brief explanation to 
tbe Council in order that they may jud,ie whether 
tbe orders should be passed or be interred to tbe 
Conimitte on I'ubllc Instruction. The propositions 
to build primarv schoolhonses on Quincy street and 
Howard avenue were introduced into the Common 
Council last vear, about June, and referred to 
the Co.umittec on Public Instruction, who 
considered them with much care and reported 
favorably, recouimeuuing the taking of these 
sites, and for the same prices proposeJ in 
these orders. The report of that committee was 
referred to the Committee on Finance to provide the 
means. The Finance Committee laid the matter on 
the table and no report has ever come from them. 
As a member of the Committee on Finance I will 
state tliat the reason this was done was because the 
propositionjwas to make the appropriation by a trana- 
ler from Jhe reserved fund. That fund is very low at 



present, and the Finance Committee did not feel 
prepared to recommend a transfer from it for these 
uurposes. The proposition now is to pass these orders 
through the City Council, directing the Committee on 
I'ublic Instruction to purciiase these siios; and whea 
the appropriation bill is made up, to put into tho 
tax levy for the next financjal year the amount 
requisite to buy these sites. Of course, if gentle- 
men do not feel satisfied, or desire to look into tbe 
n after pers^onallv, there is no gi eat objection to these 
orders going to the Committee on Public Instruc- 
tion. Hut It they'Ieel satisKed with this explanation, 
and will trust to the Committee on I'ublic Instruc- 
tion of last year, and can safely, to the satisfaction 
of their own consciences, pass these orders to-night, 
we shall be enabled to get the requisite appropria- 
tion put into the tax levy. 

Mr. Parkman ot \\ ard 9— I would ask if there 's 
any hurry in this matter? Because it seems to be a 
bad preceiieiit to pass orders for matters to go into 
the tax levy when we are so near the time when the 
appropriation bill will be made up. Unless there is 
some necessity tor passing them before the annual 
appropriation bill comes in, 1 hope the oroer will be 
referred. 

Mr. Wharton — There is no particular hurry, as I 
have endeavored to inaKC cb ar; but it doesn't seem 
to me, under the peculiar circumstances of this 
case, that there is any rear on for further deiay. We 
hr«ve no money in the reserved liuid to arply to these 
purposes, and I don't know of any other appropria- 
tion from which we can take the required amount. 
Undtr thu-e vircumstaLces, 'he only thing for us to 
do is to havt the amount put into the next tux levy. 
That is not, as the gentlemen from Ward 9 says, such 
an unusual thing to do. In my own experience I re- 
member sever;;! measures that liavj been passed, the 
money for which was to be rai>e(; in the tax levy for 
tlie follcwiiig financial year. Unless the gentleman 
has some serious cbjeetion. I should ihmk, under the 

fieculiai circumstances of the case, we netd hardly 
lave a reiiort from the Committee on I'ublic In- 
struction of this City Council. 

Mr. Parkman — I know rnat, as the gentleman 
says, we have done that in the part year, but it was a 
departure from the principles laid down of not an- 
ticioatiig the tax levy of the next ye;vr. I believe it 
is the right principle not to put things into tbe tax 
levy before the aapropriatioii bill is before us. As 
the gentleman says there is no need of hurry, I 
move the reference of the orders to tbe ^Coiiiinittee 
on Public Instruction, and they can include these 
items ill their estimate s of the appiopriation for that 
department to be put into the tax levy for the next 
linancial year. 

Mr. Wharton— I supposed there would be no ob- 
jection to the passage of the orders; but as there is 
objection, I liope they will be r»-fcrred. 

The orders wtre referred to the Conimittee on 
Public Instruction. 

THE .\8SAULT ON I'ATROLMAN POWERS. 

Mr. Smith, of Witrd 21, < tt'ered anorder- That the 
Police Coniinittee be re{|uested to investigate and 
report whether tlure was unnecessary dehiy in pro- 
curing surgical treatu cut in the case of Patrolman 
Powers 01 the Second Division, recently severely 
wounded in ihe discharge ot his duty, and if there 
was such unnecessary delay, what person or persons 
were accourtable therefor. 

Mr. Smith— A few nights ago a giillant officer of 
the police force of Station 2, while in the discharge 
ot his duties, was stricken down by an assassin. Re- 
port says that this brave man, though grievously 
wounded anc" in danger of bleeding to death, was al- 
lowed to remain without surgical aid for a full liour 
and a half,— and this in the heart ot the City ot Bos- 
ton. The Herald of last night, in speaking of it, says: 

"■Cilleij es. JJixwell— Trouble Between the Police 
Comniissicnei's and the D( ctors. — The late stabb:ng 
affray at India wharf, which resulted in the disa- 
bling of Officer Power of station 2, has been the 
cause of ci'iisideracle trouble between the Police 
Commissioners and the docrors who soiuetines liave 
to sew up the broken beads that are brought into 
station bouses. Last Monday an evening contempo- 
rary published a paragraph which stated that ;be 
Commissioners had sent a private letter to the 
c<it)tains of Divisons 1, 2 and 3, instructing them 
to call upon Dr. John Dixwell in the future in cases 
requiring medical assistance. The Comniission- 
ers deny that any private letter was sent. Dr. Cil- 
ley. who has usually been called at Stations 2 and 
3, and at the Tombs, is .-atisfied that the order 
was given to the captains of Stations t, 2 and 3 
verbally, with the special view to ignore him, and 
for Dr. Dixwell to take his place. This state of 
things grew out of the delay that transpired before 



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surgical aid reached Officer Power after he was 
stabbed a week ago last Sunday. Fully an hour and 
a half went by, after the messages had beeii tele- 
graphed to station 3, before Dr. Cilley arrv^d, and 
the [latrolinan nearly bled to dea(h. Di.Cilley ex- 
plains how be wns not to blame, at d states that he 
reached the wounded man's side only a few minutes 
after being notilied. The doctor uoes not profess to 
know with whom the blame lies. An effort is being 
maae by the police departmeit to shiela Capt. Ford, 
wboisibe one to I'lame, and who stands self-con- 
fessed. But the offence was a serious one, and some- 
body mustjufier; the Waae mnst te lodged some- 
where." 

Xow, sir, if these facts are correct, this case is cer- 
tainly ripe for mTestigation. Every police oflicer of 
the City of Boston should feel and' know that while 
he will be rigidly held responsible for the fearless 
performance of his duty, he will also be sustained 
and r-upported by the full power and force of the 
soveruui^nt. That this officer did do his duty iaith- 
fuUy and gallantly is eTinced by the action of the Po- 
lice Commissioners in a general order. The objectot 
this Older is to inquire into the cause of that un- 
necessary delay, to tlx the responsibility wliere it be- 
longs and see if some measvu'es cannot be devised to 
preveijt the occuri ence of siieh a case in the future. 
The story as reported is that a telegraphic message 
was sent to Captain Ford, of Station 3, — the nearest 
station to the police suigeou,— tor assistance, say- 
ing tbat a fellcw officer" and comrade had been 
severely wounded and was in sore need of ^ur- 
gical aid. The captaib, as report says, forgot 
it ; then it was said he was sick. " He for- 
got. Mi. President, that a fellow officer bad 
been stricken down, and was then calling on 
him for aid, and this, too,— if the facts are cor- 
rectly reported to ine, — with a pedal just below the 
ear-piece ot the telephire from which he took the 
message, the touching- of which would have sum- 
moned an officer irouTthe guard-room to answer the 
call. Instead ot doini that simple act, that stricken 
officer was allowed to remain an hour and a 
balf, until a special messenger could be sent 
from Station 2 over to Dr. Cilley's house: 
and it is said the doctor at once responded 
to the call. Jsow, sir, if these charee> are 
false, Capt. Fora should be exonerated. But if it 
is true that there is in the police force a man base 
enough to so neglect a comrade in his hoar of need, 
his name should be blotted from the roll of the de- 
partment. 

The order was passed to a second reading. 

Mr. Emery, of "Ward IS, moved to refer to the 
Committf-e on Police. 

>lr. Smith — I intended to move that reference. 

3Ir. Welch, of "Ward 8, suggested that it be re- 
ferred to the Joint Standing Committee on Police. 
Mr. Smith accepted the amendment, and it was so 
ordered by the Council. 

PAY OF LABOREK.S. 

Mr. 3Iarshall, of Ward 3, offered an order— That a 
special committee, consisting of three membtrs of 
this board, with such as the Aldermen may join, be 
appointed to consider and i ..-port what advance, if 
any, should be made in the pav of the laborers em- 
ployed by the city, in ©rder to keep pace with the 
increased cost of living. Passed. 

BILLS ALLOWED. 

Mr. Freeman, of Ward IC, offered an order— That 
the Auditor of Accounts allow for payment the bill 
of H. D. Parker & Co., dated Dec. 31, It^SI, amount- 
ing to Slo2.65, and that of Hall & "Whipple, amount- 
ing to .?22.95, the same to he charged to the appro- 
priation for the contingent fund, Common Council. 
Read twice under a suspension of the rule, on mo- 
tion of Mr. Freeman, and passed. 

FIREPROOF PUBLIC BUILDHsGS. 

Mr. Freeman, of "Ward 10, offered an order— Tliat 
the Committee on Public Buildings consider and 
report what, if any. measures can be taken to render 
fireproof such buildings as belong to or may be 
erected by the city. Referred to the Joint Commit- 
tee on Public Buildings, on motion of Mr. Whit- 
more. 

COJUniTEES APPOINTED. 

The President announced tlie appointment of the 
following cwiimittees: 

Xominatinrj Committees. 

Overseers of the Poor— Ford of "Ward 17, Rogers 
of "SVard 22, Howland of Ward 24. 

Sitperintendent of Bridges— Hilton of "Ward 5, 
Taylor of Ward 16, Maguire of "W^.rd 19. 

Clerk of Committees — Freeman of Ward 10, Dona- 
hce of "SVard 15, Houghton of AVard 6. 



Superintendent of Common, etc. — Connell cf "Ward 
20, Wakefield of "S\'ard 23, French of "Ward 11. 

Superintendent of St^eeis — Lauten of "Ward 14, 
Greenough of "VSard 9, Devlin ot"SS"ard 13. 

Superintendent of Sewers — Emery of "Ward 18, 
Harding of "Ward 3, Donovan of "Ward 16. 

Citv Messenger— Brcwii of "Ward 23, Fisk of "Ward 
20, Maguire of "Ward 19. 

Citv Engineer — Cotton of "Ward 4, Fitzgerald of 
"Ward 2, Lee of Ward 25. 

City Surveyor — Lovell of "Ward 1, Orr of "Ward 
15, Murphy of "Ward 13. 

City Registrar — Rogers of "Ward 22, Fitzpatrick of 
Ward 8, Dcrovan of "tVard 5. 

City Solicitor— Cummings of "Ward 10, "Wakefield 
of "R ard 23, xMorse of "^'ard 9. 

Water Registrar— J. A. McLaughlin of VYard 7, 
Fraser of Ward 6, Beal of Ward 17. 

Commissioner Cedar Grove Cemetery — Morrison 
of Wai-d 23, Eddy of Ward 24, Harrison of W aid 4. 

Directors of Public Ii;stitutioDS — Parkman of Ward 
9, Boyle of Ward 8, Chickering of Ward 24. 

Directors of East Bostrn Ferries- Far well of Ward 
15, Barry of Ward 16, Huntress of Ward 11. 

Tr-istees of City Hospital— Wharton of Ward 11, 
Fisk of Ward 10, "Strange of Ward 20. 

jTustees of Public Library— Child of Ward 17, 
Powers of "ft ard 13, Proctor of Ward 2. 

Trustees of Mount Hope Cemetery — Monison of 
Ward 23, \S alsb of Ward 3, Mullett of Ward 5. 

Commissioner Sinking Funds— Bigeldw of Ward 
25, Taylor of Ward 18, Bates of Ward 1. 

Auditor of Accounts— Dana ot Ward 14, Emery of 
Ward 18. D. McLaughlin of Ward 7. 

Treasurer — Brown uf Ward 23, Dana of Ward 14, 
Welch of S^ ard 7. 

Collector of Tases — Brimbecom of Ward 18, Den- 
ney ot Ward 12, Mathews of Ward 21. 

Weighers and Inspectors of Lighters — Quigley of 
Ward 2, Teevan cf Ward 19, Dal} of Ward 6. 

Managers Old Soutb Association — Whitmore of 
Ward 12, Eojnton of Ward 4, Frizzell of Ward 14. 

JoiTtt Special Committees. 

Police Investigation — Freeman, of Ward 10, Big- 
elow ('f Ward 25, Fitzpatrick cf Ward 8, Smith of 
Ward 21, Bates of Ward 1. 

Commissions and Boards — Parkman of Ward 9, 
Devlin of Ward 13, Dana of Ward 14, Fisk of Ward 
20, Frencn of Ward 11. 

>;ew Cbarlestown Bridge — Hilton of Ward 5, Walsh 
of Ward 3, Bigelow of Warn 25. 

Public Parks— Fieeman of Ward 10, Mathews of 
Ward 21, Eddy of Ward 24, Morrison of Ward 1, 
Orr of SVard 15. 

"S'oting for Municipal Officers — Whitmore of Ward 
12. Lovell of Ward 1, Fisk of Ward 10. 

Lnderground Wires— Huntress of "Ward 11, Child 
of Ward 17, Fraser of Ward 6. 

Stony Brook — Brown of Ward 23, Fitzpatrick of 
Ward 8, Mathews of Ward 21, Maguire of Ward 19, 
Brimbecom of Ward 18. 

Standing Committees of Common Council. 

Pa viiig- Walsh cf Ward 3. Beal of Ward 17, Orr 
of Ward 15, Emery of Ward 18, Morrison of Ward 23. 

Judiciary— Whitmore of Ward 12, Whartcn of 
Ward 11, Cuii>mings of Ward 10, Dana of Ward 14, 
Morse of Ward 9. 

Joint Standing Committees. 

Assessor's Department— Child of Ward 17 Ma- 
guire of Ward 19, Fraser of Ward 6, Welch of Ward 
7, Chickering of Ward 24. 

City Hospital— Whitmore of Ward 12, Lauten of 
Ward 14, Conned of Ward 20. 

Citv Kecistrar's Department — Walsh of Ward 3, 
Taylor of Ward 16. Daly cf Ward 6. 

Claims- Devlin of Ward 13, Huntress of Ward 11, 
Mathews of Ward 21, Fisk of Ward 20, Cummings 
or Ward 10. 

Common, etc. — Parkman of Ward 9, Devlin of 
W'ard 13, Barry of Ward 16, Harding of Ward 3, 
French of Ward 11. 

East Boston Ferries— Lovell of Ward 1, Quigley 
of Ward 2, Powers of Ward 13, Harrison of Ward 4, 
D. McLaughlin of Ward 7. 

Eiigineer's Department— Bigelow of Ward 25, 
Bates of Ward 1, Cannon of Ward 8. 

Fire Depaitment— Brown of Ward 23, Quigley of 
Ward 2, FisK of Wa-d 10. 

Fuel— Mullett of Ward 5. Ford of Ward 17, Good 
of Ward 19. 

Harbor— Morri-on ot Ward I, Harrison of Ward 4, 
IMiuphv of Ward 13. 

Health— Taylor of Ward 16, Mullett of Ward 5, 
Brimbecom of Ward 18, Donohoe of Ward 15, 
Strange, of Ward 20. 



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COMMON COUNCIL 



Legislative Mutters — Parkinaii of Ward 9, Wake- 
field of Ward 23, .Morse of Ward 9. 

Mf. Hope aii'l Cedar firove Cemetery— Denuey of 
"Ward 12, Howlaiid ot Ward 24, Stack of Ward 12. 

Ordinances— Wliitiuore of Ward 12, Wharton of 
Ward 11, Cumniings ot Ward 10, Dana of Ward 14, 
Morse of Ward 9. 

Overseers of I'onr— Wakefield of Ward 23, Proc- 
tor ot Ward 2, Donovan of Ward 5. 

rolicc— Welcli of Ward 7, Barry of Ward 10, 
Mathews of Ward 21. 

Printing— Lauten of Ward 14, Bovle of Ward 8, 
Eddv of Ward 24. 

Public BuildinjiS— Morri-oii of Ward 23, Maauire 
of Ward 19, Hilton of Ward 5, Eddy of Ward 24, 
Coniiell of Ward2;i. 

Public Institutions— Brown of Ward 23, Lovell of 
Ward 1, Smitn of Ward 21, Fisk of Ward 20, Rogers 
of Ward 22. 

Public Distruction — President of Common Council 
ex officio, Wharton of Ward 11, Boyle of Wards, 
Emery of Ward IH, Wdkelield of Ward 23. 

Public Lands— Farwell of Ward 15, Freeman of 
Ward 10, Barrv of Ward 16. 

Public Librarj'— Cliild of Ward 17, Huntress of 
Ward II, Boynlou of Ward 4, Lee of Ward 25, Friz- 
zeli of Ward 14. 

Salaries- -J. A. McLaughlin of Ward 7, Rogers of 
Ward 22, Brinibenom of Ward 18, Cotton of VVaid 4, 
Marsiiall of Ward 3. 

Streets— Lauteu of Ward 14, Cotton of Ward 4, 
Teevun of Ward 19, Beal oi Ward 17, Fraser of 
Ward 6. 

Surveyor's Department — Ro<iers of Ward 22, J. A. 
McLauahlin of Ward 7, Fitzgerald of Ward 2. 

Survey and Ins))ectioo of JSuildings — Hilton of 
Ward 5, Fitzpatrick of Ward 8, Farwell of Ward 15. 

Treasury Department— Ford of Ward 17, Taylor 
of Ward 18, Donovan of Ward 16. 

Water- Oreenougli of Ward 9, Lovell of Ward 1, 
Smith of Ward 21, MuUett of Ward 5, Houghton of 
Ward 6. 

Mr. Whitu'ore of Ward 12 — I think it proper and 
necessary at the present time, inasmuch as tie Chair 
has seen fit to remove me from the Joint Committee 



on Public Buildings— which has charge of currying 
out an important public work — t) say that I can only 
regard it as so great a censure that I must also re- 
quest the Chair to till vacancies ii, all the other com- 
mittees upon which he has appointed me. I decline 
to serve on any. 

The President— The Chair will simply state iu an- 
swer to the gciitieniaii from Ward 12, that no cen- 
sure was inceiideii on the part of the Chair, in the 
noiuiiiation of \\\^ committees, upon any one; that 
none regrets more iban the Chair tnat he could not 
appoint the coiumittees so as to please every one; 
that he has not npnoiuted any committee, or )>laced 
any name upon it without the kindpst consideration 
to eacli name; and thnt lie will till the vacancies, if 
the aentleman from Waul 12(0inpels hiui to do so, 
at 8()me future time. 

Mr. Whitmore— I will state— for fear any mem- 
bers, wno may be new, may not understand the facts 
— that the most important business at present in the 
band» of the Comnnttee on I'ublic Buildings is the 
restoration of the Old State House. I think 1 may 
say, witliont disparting from the truth, that it was 
owing to my exerlitms last year that the plan was re- 
solve upon by which it was undertaken to restore 
tliat building; that I was apoointed a'J chair- 
man of the sub-committee in charge of that build- 
ing; (hat the work is only about half done; and \ 
may also add tiiat in reaaril to the details for the 
drawings the department has depended very much 
upon information which I was enabled to have ac- 
cess to. WiHi'iut wishinsf to criticise any members 
who are on tliecomniittee, I mu-t say I don't know 
any one who is likely to be able to carry out the 
plans from their present state with such advantage 
to the work as 1 could have done. Under 
those circumstances I think iio one in the Coun- 
cil will doubt but it is a very serious censure 
passed upon me, that I was unable to carry to com- 
pletion the enterprise to whicJi I have given so much 
time, and in which I have felt so great an interest; 
and I rep>iat that the various offices to which the 
Chair has as -igDCd oie can be filled by persons bet- 
ter qualified. 

Adjourned, on motion of Mr. ^lorse, of Ward 9. 



Ql 



BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 



CITY OF BOSTON. 



Proceedings of the Board of Aldermen 
JANUARY 16, 1882. 



Regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen at 4 
o'clock P. M., his Honor the Major presiding. 

PETITIONS KEFEKKED. 

To the Committee on Steam Engines— l>a.ac Pratt, 
Jr., to u?e an additional boiler on 406 Border street. 

'J'o the Committee on Police on the part of the 
Board — Joel Al. Adams, to be paid for fowls killed 
l)ec. 21st, 1881, by a dog bclonginu to one O'Brien. 

To the Committee on Health on the part of the 
Hoard — Petitions for leave to occupy stables as fol- 
lows: 

N. Gibson & Son, on Haynes stree*. East Boston. 

Ira R. Worcester, old wooden, 1 additional horse, 
Ottawa street. Ward 21. 

S. C. Kittredge, old brick, 18 horses, North Ben- 
nptt street, Ward 6. 

To the Committee on Survey and Inspection of 
Buildings on the part of the Board— Z. .M. Giluian, 
t : project an electric light from Boston Hotel, cor- 
ner Harrison avenue and Beacti street. 

F. M. Huuhes, to project an electric light from 180 
Lincoln street. 

To the Committee on Bridges— "Wm. H. West and 
others, fc the aopiiiutment" of Dennis Murphy as 
Superintendent of Granite bridge. 

7'o the Committee on J'aving—F. G. Webster and 
others, for sidewalks on Morion street, from Wash- 
incton street to avenue leading to Forest Hills Ceme- 
tery. 

Michael Gilbride and others, against the placing 
of poles for telegraph or electric wires in Merrimac 
street and vicinity. 

S. Q. Currier and others, that Chestnut avenue be 
macadamized. 

Boavd of Fire Conrnissioners, for leave to set tele- 
graph poles on Berkeley, Dartmouth, Fairfteld and 
Hereford streets. 

A. B. Wilton and others, that Gibson street be gra- 
ded and put in order. 

D. J. Cutter and others, that Commercial street. 
Ward 24, be paved with small granite hlocks from 
Dorchester avenue to the Old Colonv R. K. 

Charles B. Cuinmings, trustee, and others, that 
Harvard street, between Wasliiiigton street ind Har- 
rison avenue, be paved with small granite blocks. 

John K. Dupee and others, for a pHnk sidewalk 
on the easicrlv side of Franklin sireei, Ward 25, 
from Lincoln street to .North Harvard streft. 

Geo. W. Fowle and others, that Boylstoii a.,d 
Spring Park streets be iiiacadamized. 

A. T. Stearns and others, iliat Tenean street be 
macadamized, &c. 

Jos. D. Elms and others, that Norfolk street, be- 
tween the X. V. & N. E. Railroad bridge, may be 
macadamized, &c., and plank walk laid thereon. 

Jo-eph iicniiett and others, that Winship street, be- 
tween Wasliiniitou street and Chestnut Hill ave., be 
grailed and macadainized. 

HiratB Cusliman and others, that Shepherd street, 
between Washing' on uiid Union streets, be macada- 
mized. 

W. H. Plunnucr and others, that South street, be- 
tween Lake and Eostcr streets, be graded and macad- 
am izen. 

Geo. N. Wilson and other.s, that Parsons street, be- 
tween Wa-bington and N. Beacon streets, be graded 
and macadamized. 

John W. Hollis and others, that Otis street, Ward 
25, be macadamized. &c. 

The Proposed Xeu- Bridge to Cambridge. 

The following was referred to the .Joint Committee 
on Harbor: 
To the Honorable Mayor and Board of Aldermen of 

the Ciiy of Boston. 

The uti'dei-siyned respectfully represent that there 
is urgent neeil of a new avenue to connect the Back 
Bay and smitherly districts of Boston with the City of 
Cambridge, and that, the extension of West Chester 
park, acro-s Charles river, and through Front street 
to Main street, in Cambri'iae, would give a nearly 
atraiifht and commodious ttioroughfare, nearly five 
miles long, trora Dorchester to Harvard square. 
Such an avenue would be a areat convenience and 



economy to the iniiabitants of both cities, and large- 
ly increase the taxable valuation of tue southerly 
portion of the city. Therefore, we pray your Hon- 
orable Board to petition the next Gene al Coui't for 
the right to build a ■suitable bridge across Charles 
river, which shall offer the requisite additional com* 
luuuication between the two cities; and, ^f the peti- 
tion be granted, to join with the City of Cambridge 
in building the same. 

Signed by Frederick L. Ames, 
Franklin Haven, 
Chas. U. Cotting, 
Nath'l .). Bradlee, 
T. Jeffersi'ii Coolidgs, 
Geome C. Richardson, 
Jordan, Marsh & Co., 
Chandler & Co., 
Asa P. Potter, 
Hutchins & Wheeler, 
Leopohl Morse, 
Wm. P.Hunt, 
Alanson W. Beard, 
James H. Wilson, 
Joseph S. Rogers, 
Chas. F. Choate, 
M. D. Ross, 
Wm. T. Hart, 
Edw. S. Tobey, 
Shepard, Norwell & Co., 
•Tames Sturgis, 
Joseph Sawyer, 
T^rrey, Bright & Capeii, 
John H. Pray, Sons & Co., 
Morris & Ireland, 
Chas. R. Train. 
Curtis, Harris & Hawley, 
Joel Goidthwait & Co. 
Nathxn Morse, 
E. S. Converse, 
Henry Mason, 
Jacob Pfatt, 
Henry F. Miller, 
and 700 other individuals and tirms. 

STOCK OF THE EAST BOSTON COMPANY. 

The following was received and referred to the 
Joint Committee on the Treasury Department: 

ClTy OF BO.STON, 

Treasuker's Office, ] 
Boston, Jan. 16, 1882. 
To the Honorable City Council. 

Gentlemen, — I have found among the papers in 
this office a certificate of stock of seven shares of the 
East Boston Company, in the name of the City of 
Boston, with seven dollars in money attni'hed thereto, 
being the amount of a d vidend collected in 1873 on 
the same. I have this day collected the dividends 
declared and due on raid stock in 1873, 1874 and 
ISTf), amounting to $24.50: also recfived from said 
company a stock dividend <leclared in 1880, a cer- 
tificate of seven new shares, making the total num- 
ber of shares of said company now held by the City 
of Boston fourteen. The money has been paid into 
the Treasury Department thiounh the Collector's 
office, and I ask for instruction as to the disposition 
to be made of said money and shares of stock. 
Respectfully' submitted, 

Alfred T. Tiuner, Treasurer. 

PETITION FOR STEAM ENGINE. 

Petition for leave to locate and use steam engine 
was leceived as follows: 

Wm. Ratcliff, Rockland street. Ward 23. 

An order was passed for a hearing thereon on 
February 6th next, at 4 P. M. 

PAPERS FROM THE COMMON COUNCIL. 

Certificates of appointment of Joint Standing 
Committee'', and CertiHcate of election of Commit- 
tee on Finance. 

Order for appointment of certain nominating and 
soecial comu'iitees. Passed in concurrence, and the 
Mayor announced the appointment of said commit- 
tees on the part of the board as lollows: 
Xominating Committees. 

Overseers of Poor— Aldermen Hersey, Anthony. 
Supt. of Bridges — Aldermen Woolley, Caldwell. 
Clerk of Committees — Aldenucn Wliitlen, Hersey. 
Supt. of Common, etc. — Aldermen Stehuins, Hall. 
Sunt, of Streets— Alderiuen Hart, Stebbins. 
Supt. of Sewers — AMermen Hald?man, Hersey. 
City Engineer — Ai'iermen Wooiley, Hersey. 
City .Messenger — Aldermen Pratt, Caldwell. 
City Surveyor — Aldermen Haldeman, Slade. 
City Registrar — Aldermen White, Pratt. - 
City Solicitor- Aldermen Slade, Whitten. 
Water Registrar — Aldermen Caldwell, Haldeman. 



JANUARY 16, 1883 



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Cedar Grove Cemetery Trustees — AWeriuen Her- 
sey, Anthony. 

PuDlic Institutions, Directors — Aldermen Hart, 
Pratt. 

East Boston Ferries, Directors— Aldermen Slade, 
Stebbins. 

City Hospital Trustees— Aldermen Hall, Wbite. 

Public Library Trustees— Aldermen Pratt, Cald- 
well. 

Air. Hope Cemetery Trustees— Aldermen Anthony, 
White. 

SinlviDK Funds Commissioners — Aldermen Whit- 
ten, Caldwell. 

iVuditor — Aldermen Caldwell, Haldeman. 

Treasurer — AUlerujen Hersey, Hart. 

Collector — Aldermen Stebbins, Anthony. 

Weighers, etc., of Lighters— Aldermen Woollev, 
Pratt. 

Old South Association Managers — Aldermen 
White, Pratt. 

Joint Special Committees. 

Police Commission — Aldermen. Hersey, Woolley, 
Hart. 

Commissions and Boards — Aldermen Stebbins, 
Caldwell, Hart. 

New Bridge to Charlestowu— AJdermen Caldwell, 
Hersey. 

Method of Counting Votes for Municipal Officers — 
Aldermen Her.-ey, Kaidenian. 

Stony Bruok — Aldermen Her? ey, Pratt, Anthony. 

Alderman Hersey — I desire to be relieved from 
serving on the Committee on Investigation of the 
Police Commissioners. It is well knosvn that I was 
a member of tuat eommittee last year and signed 
the uiajoritv report recommendiiig the removal of 
all rhree members of the board. Having signed 
that report, it seems to me 1 ought not again to enter 
upon the liuties of investigating that commission. 
If I do so it is with the case prejudged and a strong 
prejudice against the Commissioners. For that rea- 
son I think I ought to be relieved from serving on 
that committee, and will ask the Mayor to appoint 
some one in my place. 

The Mayor — Is it the pleasure of the boara to ex- 
cuse Alderman Hersey? 

Alderman Slade — I think Alderman Hersey ought 
to reconsider his intention in regard to resigning 
from that committee I do not think there is any 
feeling in regard to his being on the committee last 
year. I think he is a suitable and proper Alderman 
to remain on that committee. I hope he will not de- 
cline to serve. 

Alderman Hersev— I do not make this declaration 
on account of any feeling that I think exists in this 
board or elsewhere, but in simple justice to ttie Com- 
missioners, I think I should not serve on that com- 
mittee. If this case is to be reopened, it should be 
done fairly, with a committee not already on record 
as opposed to the Commissioners. That is my simple 
reason for wishing to be relieved. 

The board voted to excuse Alderman Her.=ey. 

Alderman Hart — For the ;aiue reason which Al- 
derman Hersey gives. I ask to be excused from serv- 
ing upon that committee. I signed the majority re- 
port in favor of the removal of the entire Board of 
Police Commissioners, and for the reasons the Alder- 
man has given I should be very glad to be relieved. 

Alderuian Hart was excused. 

The Mayor said ne would announce the committee 
at the next meeiing of the board. 

Order for the observance of February 22d (Wash- 
ington's Birthday). Passed in concurrence. Yeas 
12. nays 0. 

Ordered, That all city employees have a holiday 
without loss of pay on that day. Passed in concur- 
rence. 

Order for Joint Special Committee (Messrs. Mar- 
shall, Lauten ai'd Douahoe and two Aldermen), to 
consider and report what advance ought to be made 
in wages of city laborers. Coi'Curred,and Aldermen 
HdU and White were aiipointed on saia committee. 

Order for the appointment ot a joint special com- 
mittee to consider the subject of underground tele- 
gi-aph and other electric wire.s. 

Alderman Hall — I hardly think it is expedient to 
concur In that order to-day, for the reasou that we 
have not accepted the acts of the legislature a? pro- 
vided by the act itself, nor have we established an 
ordinance as provided in the act. I can see no pos- 
s^ible use in concurring, and therefore move to lay 
the Older upon the table. 

The order was laid upon the table. 

EEPOBTS OF CrXY OFFICERS. 

Superintendent of Public Buildinc/s. — Report for 

the year 1881. (City Doc. No. 12, 1882. ) Sent down. 

Public Lands. — Annual report of the Department 



of Public Lands for 1881. (City Doc. No. 9, 1882.) 
Sent down. 

Superintendent of Federal- street Bridge. — Vessels 
passed through the draw in 1881, 6827, of which 398 
passed through on Sunday. Sent down. 

PERMITS FOB STABLES. 

Alderman Caldwell submitted the following from 
the Committee on Healih on tiie part ol' the board: 

Keports that leave ue granted on the usual condi- 
tions to occupy stables as follows: 

James Barrett, Central avenue, near River street, 
Ward 24. 

R. A. VVhyte, Sargent's wharf, next to No. 6, Ward 
10. 

Elizabeth A. Beal, Carruth street, corner Vau 
Winkle street, Ward 24. 

J. W. Wason, Prospect avenue, near Baker street. 
Waul 23. 

Severally accepted. 

Proposed IFidening of People's Ferry Avenue, — Al- 
derman Caldwell presented a petition from D. D. 
Kelly and others, and C. J. Dacey and others, repre- 
seutiug that the avenue leading from Commercial 
street to the North ferry in theciryof Boston, known 
as People's ferry avenue, is inadequate to the re- 
quirements of traffic and the demands ot business, 
and that the safety and convenience of our citizens 
require that it be widened, and reqneiting appropri- 
ate action in the premises. 

Severally referred to the J oint.Committee on East 
Boston Ferries. 

FEANKLIX FUXD. 

Alderman Stebbins olfered an order — That a com- 
mittee of two Aldermen be appointed to examine the 
accounts of the treasiu'cr of the Franklin Fund. 
Passea, and Aldf'rmau Stebbir.s and Hart were ap- 
pointed said committee. 

POWERS OF THE ALDERMEX. 

Alderman Stebbins offered the following: 

Resolved, That in the opinion of this board it 
would delay the despatch of business and be highly 
detrimental to the public interests of this citv it^th'e 
executive powers of this board as County Commis- 
sioners or Surveyors of Highways, or its powers, 
conferred by law, in the departments of Lamps or 
Sewt^rs should be divilen, or be shared with the 
Common Council. It is therefore hereby Ordered, 
That a committee of three members of this board be 
appointed to appear before the appropriate commit- 
tee ot the leg slatiire and oppose the petition of the 
Common Council of 1881 for such partition of powers, 
and that the expense, if any be incurred, be charged 
to the Coutinsent Fund of the Board of Aldermen. 

Alderman Stebbins— There is now pending before 
the committee of the legislature the application of 
the Common Council of last year asking that the 
powers now vested in this board as Surveyors of 
Highways and County Commissioners be shared with 
that branch. I think there can be no question in the 
mind of any one who has given this subject a fair 
consideranon, that such an amendment to our char- 
ter ought not to be made, and that those powers are 
safer m the Dands of a small board than thev would 
be in the control of the larger board, as asked for by 
the petition of the two Councils. Believing as I do, 
I have offered the order. I trust it will be passed, 
and that the committee will be appointed for the 
purpose indicated. 

The order was passed, and Aldermen Stebbins 
Hall and Slade were appointed on said committee. 

ELECTRIC LIGHTS. 

Alderman Anthony submitted a report from the 
Committee on Survey and Inspection of Building-s on 
the part of the board, recommending that It-ave be 
granted to Freeland, Loomis & Co. to project live 
electric lights from the front of the building 744 to 
756 Washington street. Accepted, 

LAJST) DAMAGES. 

Alderman Pratt submitted the following from the 
Committee on Streets on the part ot the lioard: 

Order to pay §29,635.10 for land t<.ken and all dam- 
ages occasioned by the laying out an extension of 
Columbus avenue to the 3Ietropolitau Railroad 
Company. Passea. 

Ordered, That there be purchaeed from the Met- 
ropolitan Railroad, in the settlement of damages for 
the extension of Columbus avenue, by a resolve and 
order of the Board of Street Commissioners, passed 
November 21st, 1881, a parcel of land coDtaining 160 
square feet, move or less, at a cost not exceeding 
$170; and that the same be charged to the appropri- 
ition tor the extension of Columbus avenue. 
Passed. 






BOAKD OF ALDERMEN. 



KEROSENE OIL LICENSE. 

Aldenuau WooUev submitted a report from tbe 
Oommittee on Fire Dfpartmeut on the i)art of the 
1)oar<i, in favor I'f yraiitinji' a liceuse to F. 1*. Brnce 
to keep and sell kerosene oil at 152 Canal street. Ac- 
cepted. 

THE OLD STATE HOUSE. 

Alderman Woolley suhniiited the following from 
the Committee on Public Buildings: 

Report of Committee on Public Buildintr.^, on 
petition of Eli Fernal.l for removal of sidewalk at 
east end of the Old State House, and for a passage- 
way through the biwemeut— That both projects are 
in»5xpedient. Accepted. Sent down. 

SIDEWALK ASSESSMENT. 

Alderman Woolley ottered an order — That the 
assessment upon the estate of the heirs ot James 
Gallaglier, on Shepard street, Brighton, for eOge- 
stones and sidewalKS, amounting to $58.23. be and 
the same is hereby abated. Referred to Committee 
on Paving. 

REPAIRS ON FCRNITCRE FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

Alderman VVooll y oft'ered the following: 

Ordered. That tlie Suoerintendentof Public Build- 
ings, under tbe direction of the Committee on Pub- 
lic Buildings, be anthorized to supply the necessary 
furniture for, and cause to be made sucu repairs and 
cleaning as may be needed in the several high and 
grammar and priiuary >cho<>lhouses; the expense 
therefor to be charged to tbe appropriation for 
schoolhouses. public buildings. 

Pa>sed. Sent down. 

Ordere^l, That the Superintendent of Public Build- 
ings, uuder the direction ot the Joint Standing Com- 
mittee on Public Buildings, be authorized to sup- 
ply the necessary t'uriiiiuve for, and cause to be tnade 
such repairs and cleaning as may ii)e needed upon 
the City Hall; aUo such rcijairi upon the police sta- 
tions, engine houses, and other public buildings as 
are not made by the respective departments 
ugina the same; the expense therefor to be charged 
to the appropriation for public buildings. 

Passed. Sent down. 

REPAIRS ON AND FURNITURE FOB COUNTY 
BUILDINGS. 

Alderman Woolley offered the lollo^ving: 

Ordered, Tnat tne Couiinittee on County Build- 
ings be and they are hereby authorized to cause 
such repairs a^d alte>atioi;s to be made as may be 
uee<le(l in the Court House. County Jail and Probate 
Building; also, in the Municipal Court rooms in 
Roxbury, Uoxohester, West Roxbury, Brighton, 
Charlestown, Fast and South Boston; provided said 
repairs and .dteratioiis shall not exceed the sum of 
$5000 on any one building, during the municipal 
> ear, the expense therefor to br ciiar^ed to the ap- 
propriation Tor the Ciiuuty of Suifolk. 

Passed. 

Ordered, That tlu Committee on County Build- 
ings be authorized to provide the necessary furniture 
for the Ciiiirt House --ind Probate BuiUling; also for 
the Municipal Courtrooms iu Ro.xbury, Dorchester, 
West RoMmry, Brighton, Charle>towu, Last and 
Souih Boston, the expense tnerefor to be charged to 
the approjiriation for tbe County of Suffolk. 

I'assed. 

CONTESTED ELECTION CASE. 

The following was received: 
To the Honorable, the Board of Aldermen of tbe 

City of Boston. 

Respecttuily represerits William Frost that he is a 
person wbo received votes for the office of Alder- 
man of the City of Boston at the election held on the 
13tb day of I)ecembcr iast; that altiiouirh by the 
Ward returns, it appears tir«t jour petitioner had 
been elected by a plurality of l.M votes over Mr. 
Charles V. Whitten, it apjieared by the recount 
made by the last Bi-ard ot Aid rinen that yr ur pe- 
titioner lacked H4 votes of an election, having been 
cie:lited with that number of votes less 'ban Mr. 
Whitten, who wa? thereupon reported to have been 
elected, and rt-ceived a certiticate of election; 
that your jiCtitioner believes that errors were made 
in said recount, tbe correction of which would show 
that your petitioner had in fact more votas than Mr. 
Wbit'_en, and that he was in fact duly elected. 
Wherefore your petitioner requests that the ballots 
tuist foi himself and tor Mr. Widtten at said election 
may ue ag.aiii counted in order lo discover whether 
any errors luive bf en ma<ie as aforesaid, and that if it 
shall appear 'bat your petitioner was duly elected, 
he may receive a ceitihcaie tbereof, and he be ad- 
mitted to a seat at youi' ^uDOra>Je hoard. 

William Frost. 

Jan. 12th, 1882. 



LE.WE of ABSENCE. 

A petition was received from Jolin J. Conley, 
Deputy Sealer of Weights and Measures, represent- 
ing that be had contracted disease wliile in the ser- 
vice of the city, and asking that leave of absence be 
granted him tor two months, as his phvsician has re- 
commended him to leave Boston for that time. 

Alderman 8la<le— The petitioner came betore the 
Committee on Weights and Measures anil stated his 
case, and the committee are favorable to granting 
his request. Mr. Conlev has done considerable ser- 
vice for the City of Boston. I have a note here 
which he handcil me giving us an idea of bow much 
work he ha-j done. He was a mi^mber of the Fire 
Department as asul stitute trom 18()8 to 1872; wa? em- 
oloyed in tbe Fire Alarm Department from 1868 to 
1874; was employed in the Health Department tne 
entire year 187G and a part of 1877, the first year after 
the city assumed the control of bouse oftsil. H ' is 
out of health, and the other members of the depart- 
ment sav that if we grant this leave of absenoe tiiey 
will endeavor to do his work so that the department 
will not suffer. Therefore tbe committee leel like 
granting tlie request. 

The tioard voted to p:rant the request, and it was 
thereupsn 

Ordered, That le<»ve of absence from duty without 
loss of pay for two months be granted to John .F. 
Conley, Deputx Se.'iler of Weights ana Measures, on 
account of sickness. 

countv accounts. 
Alderman Hart submitted a report from the Com- 
mittee on County Accounts, upon the petition of F. 
A, Harris, Medical Examiner, reported troin last 
year, to be reimbursed for certain expcuditures in- 
curred by him in the discharge of his othcial duties — 
That the prayer of the petitioner cannot be legally 
granted. Accepted. 

ANNUAL reports TO BE SUBiMITTEU IN PRINT. 

Alderman Hart offered an order— That the several 
boards and heads of denartments be authorized to 
submit tbeir annual reports in print under tbe di- 
rection of the Superinteiideut of Printing. Passed. 
Sent down. 

.Alderman Anthony offered an order — That the 
Board «f Aldermen be, and they are hereby author- 
ized, in accordance with Section 14, Chap. 50, of the 
General Statutes, to make rules and retulatious to 
restrain sales by minors; or to grant licenses for 
minors to make such sales, on sucu terms and condi- 
tions as they shall prescribe. 

Passed. Sent down 

paving REPORTS AND ORDERS. 

Alderman Slade suboiitted the following from the 
Committee on Paving: 

Orders for the Superintendent of Streets — To grant 
permits to open the streetsin accordance with the 11th 
and l^th section^ of tbe ordinance of 1870; to num- 
ber or renumlier any rtreet, court or place within the 
city limits, whenever in the opinion (>1 the Committee 
on Paving the public convenience will b3 promoted 
therebv; to c 'iiTract frk>m time to time lor tbe 
purchase, sale and exchange of horses, tbe sup- 
ply of hay, giain, paviuj; stones, gravel and 
other materials required for the operations of the 
Paving Department during tbe p»esent municipal 
year; to erect fences in Iroiit ot vacant lots on pub- 
lic streets, where ihc public safety requires the same; 
to set eilgestones and pave sidewalks on any portions 
of the pi>blic streets, where tne abutters agree, in 
writing, to pay one-balf the cost thereof; to lay 
crosswalks and pave gutters on the public stjeets of 
tne city, when deemed expedient by the Commit- 
tee on Paving; lo remove without delay any and all 
structures and things which may hereafter be built 
into or upon the sidewalks of public ways in this 
city, so as to bin ier, incommode, or endanger per- 
sons travelling tlipreon, or which obstruct or encum- 
ber tbe way. Severally passed. 

Report aud or<l-r granting permission to the Mav- 
erick Oil Company to lay a pipe under Saratoga 
street, on the southerly side of Eastern Railroad; 
also a pine under Curtis street, at its intersection 
with Bremen street, for the conveyance of oil, upon 
tbe u-iual comiitions. 

Report on notice of J. V. Me gs of his intention to 
petition tlie legislature for a charter for aa elevated 
railroad, recommending the passage of tbe follow- 
ing: 

Whereas this Board of .Aldermen ari Surveyors of 
Highways and County Commissioners of tue Countv 
of Sullolk. are of tbe opiuion that an elevated rail- 
road upon, over or across any of ■'he public streets of 
■ this city, would be detrimental to tbe interests ot the 
inhabitants thereof; therefore, it is hereby 



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Ordered, Tliat the City Solicitor be directed to 
appear before The appropriate Committee of the Leg;- 
islature and opi>os<} the tiraoting of a charter to any 
persons or corporafion for ths construction of an 
elevated railroad over the highways of this city. 

Order passed. 

ARMOKIES. 

Alderman Sladc cffered an order— That the al- 
lowance for rent of armory of Co. C, Ninth Uegi- 
ment, M, V. M., be fixed at the rate of $800 per an- 
num, beginning on the first day of April, 1882, pay- 
able quarterly. Passed. 

RBPORTS AND ORDERS FOB HEARINGS. 

On Monday, Feb. 6th, at 4 o'clock, P. M. ; On pe- 
titions of Middlesex Railroad Comoai'y, to run cars 
over trades of South Boston Radroad Company on 
Kneeland and Lincoln sheets; tMtchbnrg Railroad 
Company, for leave to lay tr;ick across Austin street, 
Charlestown. Orders passed. 

PRISON INSPECTION. 

Alderman Slade ofl'ered an order — That Aldermen 
■ be a co'"iijitteeto visit 111 e jail and other houses 



of detention in tVie County of Suffolk, and make the 
examinations required by law. Passed, and Alder- 
men Slade, Whitteu andHersey were aupointed said 
committee. 

TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE POLES— REMON- 
STRANCE. 

Alderman Stebbins presented a petition from A. 
S. Wheeler and many others, residents on Marl 
borough street, earnesfly remoustiatini against al- 
lowing telegraph and teleplione poles in s^iid street, 
and praying tr<a a liearing be granted them upon 
any petition tor such purpose. 

Alderman Steobin? — I have been asked to submit 
for the consideration of ilie boar<l this remonstrance 
signed by iiearlv every re ident and houseowner 
upon Marlborough street, igainst ihe erection of 
telegraph or telephone poles upon that street. In 
submi'iing it 1 desire to say a single word. Last 
year the Board of Aldermen authorized the erection 
of a line of telegraph or telephone poles through 
Exeter street. In the opinion of the residents of 
the Back Bay the election of these poles has ben 
a great injury to real estate in that localily, 
and those wno reside on Marlborough str> et 
view with considerable alarm the |.lropo^ition 
now before the Paving Commi'tee to au- 
thorize the erection of telephoi.e poles there. In 
offering thi" remonstrance I shall move that it be 
laid upon the table for the purpose of offering an 
order which I will explain after it nas been read. 

The rv^monsfrance was laid upon the table. 

Ordered, That the American Bell Telephone Com- 
pany be requested to consider the expediency and 
practicability ot locating underground the wires 
now constructed and those pioposed to be con- 
structed on the Back Bay. A.so the relocation under- 
ground of the wire^* of said company now erected in 
the central portions of tuis city, and to report upon 
said matter to this board at their earliest conven- 
ience. 

Alderman Stebbins — I think it was near the close 
of the last session of the last Board of Aldermen 
that several gentlemen were authorized to l;y pipes 
for the onrpose of conducting wires underground. 
Now it seems to me that a begnitiinp must be made 
at some time by some company in placing wires or 
pipes underground. I can see no better way or time 
than now for the telephone company to test the 
pri.cticability of !a>ing their wiies in the manner 
indicated by the order. I have reason to believe 
that they will welcome an order of this kind, and 
that they are ready to test the placing of wires under- 
ground, and see whether they can be made to work 
in that manner. Perhaps it was uiifi>rtunate that the 
gentlemen who were granted this privilege lat^t year 
have not the right to lay their pipes through Marlbor- 
ough sireet, where this compatiyask lea;ve to settheir 
poles. However, the telephone company can report 
upon this proposition, and nerhaps this board will see 
it in their wav to grant them the piivilege of laying 
their wires underground through Marlborough street. 
Therefore, 1 think the reaionstrance had better re- 
main upon the table until the Telephone Company 
can be heard from 

Alderman Slade~The reason the Telephone Com- 
pany have petitioned tor these poles on Marlbo ougli 
street is this: the.v petitioned early m the season to 
put their noles there, and it was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Paving, who interviewed the company in 
regard to it. Ot course tbe committee do not want 
to put these poles on the streets if they can possibly 
avoid it. The c< mmittee asked them if they could 
not get permission to set their poles in the passage- 



way between the streets. There is a passagewcy 
the whole length of Marlborough street in the 
I'ear. They got permission from the parties abut- 
ting upon this passageway, and set their poles 
there, and are now operating them. liut other 
parties abuttiiio; upon the passageway have noti- 
fied the Telephone Company tiiat they must lemove 
those poles, and that they object to their being there. 
In view of the fact that they supiiose they will ba 
obliged to remove those poles, they have asked the 
privilege of placing them in the street. The matter 
is Oil the table in the Committee on Paving, who are 
very loth to tnake a report in favor of it, believing 
that the po'es already set there are accomplishing 
the work, and although they may be a little unsight- 
ly they are doing no harm to anybody. 1 might say 
that I tbink it is nonsense for the abutters ois that 
street to object to the poles being in the passageway. 
I do not wonoer that they object to setting tbe poles 
in the street it it can be avoided, but the people on 
the Back Bay must have telephone accommodation, 
and there IS no way to get it unless the wiies are 
put underground or uoon poles. The underground 
business is .-omei.liing that is being discussed, and the 
com) lanies are pretty hard at work on it. I don't 
thinK the commltte will report on the Marlborough 
street matter at], resent, mki there is no objection to 
this order. 

Alderman Haldeman — I would like to say thit I 
have been a steady opponent of placing telegraph 
and telephone wires upon poles ever since I have 
been in this government. I have done eveiything I 
could to prevent it, and have met with very liftle 
success so tar as I have gone. I am free to say that 
none of the great coiDpm.ies have shov/n any dispo- 
sition whatever to bring about an underyrof-nd 
system of wires. They have not only refused 
themselves to make any advanee towards re- 
lieving the city ot tlese overhangmg wires, 
but, as I understand, they have absolutely on- 
posed, before the Committee on Paving, every "effort 
made by other partie-. Ihey declare, publicly and 
privately, that it is impossible to run their wiies 
underground successlully, yet we Isnuw that in other 
conntries and places it can be and has been done. 
These companies simply r Iv upon what they have 
got, and u|jon their stiengih and the Influence of 
capita'., and otherwise, to defy not only the City of 
Boston, but aiy other city in which they have got a 
tjothold. It is only since the Board of Aldermen of 
last yenr granted permission to other parties to lay 
pipes under tbe streets that this question has come 
up. I have no noubt tnat the great corporations 
vphicb have hereiofore refused Uj take any steps 
towards giving us relief are now quite ready to 
come in and whine and ask to do that for which 
we nave given a franchise to other parties. If 
they are a Intle late in the day i is their own fault. 
I think they deserve it. I hope this matter will be 
referred to the Committee on Paving, and that we 
shall have their report before taking any actioj in 
reierence to the underground system. 

Alderman Steobins— I « ish it'distinctly understood 
that the order I have offered emanates in no way 
from aii> tslephom- or telegraph corporation. I rep- 
resent here, sir, neither ime ot those corporations or 
interests. I had the order drawn since tbe remon- 
strance was put in my hands, and uo person has seen 
it since it was d'-awn. Therefore I wish to repudiate 
the imputation that it comes from any corporatioD. 
The Chairman of i<ic Committee on Pavingsays there 
is no objection to it. and to our leceiving the views 
ot the relephone Company. When we get their 
views I shall then move tor the remonstrance 'o be 
taken from the table, and referred to the Committee 
on Paving. As I stated before, there is no way un- 
der tbe order passed by the last Board of Alder- 
men by wlii(!h this experiment can be tried. Thi- 
street is now in danger. The gentlemen to whom 
the right to lay pipes was given bv the last board 
were not autiionzed to lay them in Marlborough 
st^ee^. Before ollering tins order I looked i>t tlie 
reord passed at the la~t board and found it did not 
cover Marlborough street. 

Alderman Hersey — I think the Alderman opposite 
in his remarks about the whining of the telegraph 
and telephone companies does them an injustice. As 
I understand the matter the reason no actiim has 
been tnken by tiiem is because no well devised plan 
has yet been perfected by wiiicb the wi es c;in be put 
underground. An experiment h s been made by 
telegr-.iph wires viiuch has been only a partial success, 
but the experiments witb telsolione wire? have been 
a failure. I have uo doubt the telegraph and tele- 
phone companies will be glad to co op rate when a 
successful plan is put in operation. But we cannot 
affoid to have our "streets cnt up for every company to 
lay wires under iheiu. I believe that the order passed 



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by the last board will only prove a bar and a hind- 
rance, and will stand in tlie way ot any plan when it 
is adopted. I believe the companies will adoptanaare 
ready co adopt any plan when it is proved to be a 
success. The only plan wliich has been a success at 
all is by means of a cable. It has been tried in Eu- 
rope and cost.-' seven or eizht times what the system 
of insulatiiitf wires does. Tlii-.t would be a heavy tax 
upon the citizens if the cooipanies are coiapelled to 
use wires of that des(-ription. 1 riiiuk we are a little 
in advance ot the discoveries in this matter, and 
ought to wait until future acvelopinents show that 
there will be any reason to believe some p!au will be 
succes^ful. 

Alderman Haidcman— I think the Alderman at 
my ri^ht does not (juite understand the gi?t of my 
objection. 1 am not op.)03ed, au<( lave no hostility 
wliatever, to the teleplioiie or any other wire? going 
uiHler3:i'ound. That is ivliat 1 am tryiiij; to ac- 
complish. Bur. a< we have grautcil pcroiission to 
a nuinoHr of citizens who claim to have a feasibie 
way of accomplishing this result, I would iike 
them to make some progress betore we uive 
our streets to my other company to experi- 
ment upou. This experimenting through the streets 
of this city is all nonsense. There is plenty of room 
in the country for these gentlemen to operate if 
rhey are so anxious to try it. There are plenty of 
streets ouifide oi the city limit? wiere they can ex- 
periment to their heart".- content. I am tree to say I 
do not heiieve the runniuji of wires underground is 
an impo.ssibiiity. I have s^id it before, and insist 
UDOii it that aiiy kiud of communication by elfcctri- 
city i'an he made uiulerfrrotind and with better sue 
cess tliAn in tlve onen air, provided tlie wires are 
properly insulated That is the whole of it. It is of 
course cheaper to stretch a plain wire from point to 
DOint with connections, and Su long a- the City of 
Bo>too will allow its streets to be disfigured, of 
course it will be done. I believe this can be prevented 
if there is a proper disposition to force these large 
companies to do it. I do not believe that either Df these 
large telephone or telegraph com))anies have made 
any eifort to relieve us of this nuisance, and we can- 
not get redress until we compel them to resort lo 
an umierground system. 1 voted for the order 
ua^sed by the la-t" board, because the parties were 
the tirst to come before the ciiy government with a 
process which tiiey claimed was sufficient to accom- 
plish the lurpose. If thc\ tail in giving us an under- 
ground sy.<teiu through our streets, tkeii will be <iuite 
time enough to let some one else com^ in and take 
their places. I am sviding to give the franchise to 
any corporation that will give u* the relief first. It 
these other largf corporations si and out and are 
obliged to pay tributK to these people, it is their mis- 
fortune. I hope this whole matter will go to the 
Committee on i'aving, and that we shall have their 
report. They have had the nn ter before them 
tor a long tiiue, are better acquainted with the de- 
tails than we are, and we must be governed by their 
advice ni the matter. 

Alderman Slade— The former Engineer of the City 
of Bo-ton, who was Wired awav from the city some 
two years ago by tlie Bell Telei>hoiie Co., was in the 
cicv within t»io weeks, aii'l I have had a lon^; conver- 
sation with hiiii. He said his principal business with 
the Telephone Co. tor the last year and a half has 
been to try to devise some method by which the tele- 
phone wii-es can be used successfully underground. 
He is now opeiating upon that in New Yori-;. He 
told me that th' y had stretched a cable with thirty 
wires for four miles ab'iveground, and they could 
not operate the w in-* in that cable beyond two miles, 
and he calculate- that the wires will work very 
much better above ground than underneath. He 
says th«!y are trying every possible expedient and 
getting every incthoa patented. He told me there 
were, I think, over a hundred patents already, 
for putting ielephi>np and telegraph wires under- 
ground, and none of them ai'e in succe-^sfwi operation. 
He says the telephone company are as anxious to 

Set these wires u:iderground as" the people are. In 
iC* York they aie already considering the dividing 
of the city into section-. They an; sure they can 
work them two miles underground, and are thinking 
ot dividing the city up. I think the Bell Telephone 
Company will be willing to do eyerything it can to 
place the wires unilerground upon the Back Bay or 
in any street where the distai.ce will not exceed two 
miles, ^vilh a hope ot success, but at present they 
feel sure, as no experiment has ever been tried yet 
that has succeeded underground a distance turther 
than two miles. I do not doubt that the telephone 
companies are doing what they cm, but before they 
do anything they want to be (juite sure that they 
have something which is going to be a success. My 
impression is that this getting a report from the Beil 



Telephone Co. will not do us any harm, and I cannot 
really see auv objection to it at the present time. 

Alderman NVoolley— I cannot see any objections to 
the order. I think it is a proper one to oiter. While 
I am up I would like to say a word in reply to the 
Alderiuan on my riKht, who a second time h-is made 
the assertion that there has been no oerfect system, 
or nothing to show towards a perfects} stem, for 
■working wires underground. If that is so, certainly 
the several telephone companies have no contldence 
in their experts whom they sent to rhiladclphia to 
witness these trials, and who certified in writing, 
which was produced before the Committee on Pav- 
ing, to Ibe effect that it was a .success. So far as I am 
concerned myself, as a member of this Board of 
Aldermen,! think it is very desirable that these wires 
should be placed underground. -Vny gentleman who 
has served on the Commiltee on i'aving cannot help 
but be of the same opinion. We gave the telephone 
and telegraph comi)ani£s long hearings, as many as 
fourteen or fifteen, extending from one to three hours 
ID length. The commi' tee tried to get the companies 
to submit to tlicin or take in'o consideration some 
plan of their own, but their whole drift was lo light 
the company that asked tor the privilege. Thatcom- 

Eany did show to the Committee on Paving that they 
ad made some satisfactory experiments according 
to tlie testimony of the experts of those companies 
who now come here and oppose this. That is a fact. 
I cannot see why any obstacle sliould be placed in 
the way of this company whc have had permission to 
lay their pipes. Tliey are entirely within the control 
of the Mayor and Aldermen; they cannot dig up a 
single foot of soil or a lav a foot of pipe withou: ffr.st 
coming to the iioard of Aldermen. If these gentle- 
men are honest and desire to remove the poles from 
the 'ops of our house.< and from our streets, they 
will not .stand in the way o'' those who have spent 
their time and money in esperinienting with the lay- 
ing of pipes, and who are trying to rid us of this 
nuisance. X see no objection lo referring this matter 
to the Committee on Paving, and believe they will 
give it proper cousnleraticn. 

AlderiiinU Kersey— iJo I understand the gentleman 
to say that experts of the telephone companie.- say 
they can carry a single wire or sy-tem ot wires under- 
ground? They may carry a single wire, but a system of 
wires is a dift'eient thing. So far a» I have been able to 
learn no plan has be^u shfiwu by which a system of 
wires can be operated lu the same tube. In the open 
air vou have the interruption, and fhey cannot l>e 
operated upon the same poles, and it seems unrea- 
sonable to suppose that they cin be operated in the 
same tube. 1 think the Alderman mu^t be mistaken. 
I do not know what this report is. because 1 have 
never seen it. But in talkintr with electricians, so 
far as I have been able to learn the only system which 
has met with a partial su«'cess is that of a cable cost- 
ing six or eik;lU times the cost of the present wires. 
The franchi-e granted to this company provides that 
the cost shall not exceed the cost of tlie' present sys- 
tem. If the only success so far is a cable costing six 
or seven times what the preseiit system costs, how 
can we expect this conipauy to make i> success? 

Alderman AVoollex — I can only answer the gentle- 
man as i did, and i-ay that this experiment was made 
.MOt with one wire only, but with a nuKiber of wires. 
That is the wa\ I under.stood it, and that is the way 
the report of the expert read before the Committee 
on I'aving. 

Alderman Haldeinao— If it is true that telephon- 
ing cannot be done underground, I sec no object in 
making this inquiry, lam willing to accept all the 
information I can get, a7:d am willing to take it from 
the Bell Telephone or any other co-npany. But I do 
not like to see any interference \vi'h a sy-tem that 
we have authorized by proper authority. It looks 
now as if there was a combined ellort from vari 
OQS !-ources to neutralize the action of this board 
last year. The order that came from the other cham- 
l)er appointing a special commiltee to investigate 
the underground system is merely a step to take the 
control of this froiu this bi>ard into their hands or 
divide it with us. That is the first step. The next 
one is this order to-das, to put the Bell Telephone 
Company into 'drect communication with the Board 
of Aldermen, thereby ignoring the Committee on 
Paving, who have had this matter in charge for 
some tune. That is why I asked that this corres- 
pondence go throni'h their hands, and the board 
liear through its Committee on Paving instead of 
directly from the Bell Telephone Company. I may 
not have been clear in the statemct of my inten- 
tions at first, but that is why I want it to go through 
the olticial channel, which is the Committee on Pav- 
ing. Let them take the subject up, "arry on such 
correspondence as may be necessary, and rejjort to 
this board such action as they may think proper. 



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and which we will adopt if we think best to do so. 
Because we have granted a franchise to some parties 
is no reason why we should grant a similar ooe to other 
parties who desire to be allowed to make experiments. 
i do not believe in using our streets for experimental 
pui poses whatever. The parties we have granted a 
franchise to claim that they have a system which 
was perfect before they came to us. It is so repre- 
sented to us by the Committee on P.aving who have 
given it due consideration. We of course know 
nothing about it, and personally I do not ; bnt I be- 
lieve that when one wire can b'e worked successful- 
ly underground, that a second, or third, or fourth 
can be worked, and when I am told it cannot be, I 
don't believe it. It is not a reasonable proposition. 
If a single wire can be suflSciently insulated and 
rue underground, that can be repeated over and 
over again if the insulation is perfect. As I have 
said before, it increases the cost to make a perfect 
insulation. When we commence to compel the 
proper insulation of all wires overhead, they 
will drop naturally underground, for that will prove 
in the end the better and cheaper system. 

Alderman Hersey — I did not mean to say it could 
not be done. Wtat I undertook to say wa? there is 
no present method by which it can be done. Perfect 
insulation might aflEect it, but I presume there is no 
perfeot insulation. Electricity will pass slowly 
through gutta percba. It seems to me we cannot 
learn too much. If the Beil Telephone Company 
are willing to experiment we should allow them to 
do so. This order does not grant them any right; it 
is merely asking for information. 

Alderman Stebbins — I object to being placed in a 
false position. I again repeat that this order 
is not offered in the interests of any tele- 
phone company whatever. It is offered on 
my own motion without consultation with any 
one except the clerk who drew it, and it was 
drawn after the remonstrance had been presented to 
me this noon. It seems to me the proper way is to 
procure the information called for by the order. Let 



us secure from the Bell Telephone Co. all the infor- 
mation we can get. Certainly it will be not only of 
interest to the board bu'. to the public. If it proves 
to be of such a nature as to require further investi- 
gation, then let it go to the Committee on Paving 
with the remonstrance. 

The order was referred to the Committee on Pav- 
ing by a Using vote, seven for, five against. 

On motion of Alderman Stebbins the remonstrance 
was taken from the table and referred to the Com- 
mittee on Paving, the Alderman stating that perhaps 
all had been accomplished that was desired by the 
residents of the Back Bay in the discussion which 
had taken place. 

LAMP SUPPLIES. 

Aldermen Stebbins offered ar. order — That the Su- 
perintendent of Lamp.^ be and he is hereby author- 
ized, under the approval of tbe Committee on Lamps, 
during the municipal year 1882, to contract for and 
purchase the oil, lamps, lanterns, tools, horses, har- 
nesses, stable supplies, and such other articles as 
shall be found necessary for carrying on the depart- 
ment; also to employ such number of men as may 
be necessary, the cost thereof to be charged to the 
appropriation tor lamps. 

Passed. 

LEGISLATIVE MATTERS. 

Alderman Stebbins offered an order — That the 
Joint Standing Committee on Legislative Matters be 
authorized to expend a sum not exceeding f '^00, m 
the preparation of matters relating to tbe City of 
Boston, that are to be considered by the General 
Court. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

POLICE COMMITTEE. 

Alderman Slade resigned from the Joint Commit- 
tee on Police; the Board accented his resignation, 
and the Mayor appointed Alderman Hersey to fill 
the vacancy. 

Adjourned, on motion of Alderman WooUey.] 



COMMON COUNCIL 



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CITY OF BOSTON. 



Proceedings of the Common Council. 
JANUARY 19, 1889. 



Regular meetiug of the Oommou Council, Charles 
E. Pratt, President, in the cbair, Called to order at 
7.45 P. ivl., and on motion of iVir. Huntre,-s, ot Ward 
11, the roll was caile<l to ascertain if a quorum was 
present, with the following result: 

Present— Bairv, Bates, Beal, Bigelow, Boyle, Boyn- 
ton, Brown, Cannon, Chickering, Connell, Co ton, 
Daly, Dana, Douahoe. J. Donovan, P. J. Donovan, 
Eddy, Emerv, Farwell, E. P. Fisk, W. C. bMtk, Fitz- 
gerald, Fitzpjitrick, Ford, Fra-er, Frizzell, Good, 
Greeuougb, Harrison, Hilton, Houghton, Huntress, 
Lauieu, Lee, Lovell, Maguire, Marshall, Matbews, 
P. Morrison, Morse, Mullett, Murpby, Orr, Parkman, 
Proctor, Rogets, Strange, F. B. Taylor, -T. Taylor, 
Teevan, Wakefield, Walsh, Welch, "Wbitmore — 54. 

Ahst-nt — Bnnibecom, Child, Ouuiming-, Denney, 
Devlin, Freeman, French, Harding, Rowland, L). 
McLaughlin, J. A. McLaughlin, N. M. Morrison, 
Powers, Quigley, Smith, Stack. Wharton — 17. 

PAPERS FROM THE BOARD OF ALDERMEJN'. 

Four reports of city officers. P.'aced on file. 

Report of inexpedient on ottition ot Eli Fernald 
for removal ol sidewalk at east end of Oia State 
House. AccepteJ in concurrence. 

Order for annual reports to be submitted in print. 
Passed in concurrence. 

Order for the Board of Aldermen to restrain sales 
by minors, or to grant licenses to make sucli sales. 
Passed in concurrence. 

Order for Suoerintendent of Pub ic Buildings to 
supply furniture tor, and cause repairs and cleanii'g 
to be made, on sued public bui; dings as are not cared 
for by departments u?ing the same. Passed in con- 
currence. 

Order tor the said superi'itendent to have similar 
authority regarding schoolhouses. Passed in con- 
currence. 

Order for the purchase of aboui 160 square feet of 
land from the Metropolitan Railroud Co., in the 
settlement of damages for the extension of Columbus 
avenue, at a cost not exceeding $116 Read twice 
under a suspension of the rule on motion of Mr. 
Lauten, of Ward 14, anii passed in concurrence. 
Mr. Lauten moved to reconsider. Lost. 

PETITIONS PRESENTED AND REFERRED. 

Mr. Lauten, of Ward 14, presented a petition of 
George H. Inni? and orhers, committee of Dahlgren 
Post iNo. 2, G. A. R., for the use of the court room, 
comer of Dorcuester and Fourth streets, for tbe 
meetings of said post. Alsopetiiion of F. G. Wal- 
bridge, Chas, J. Koyts and otuers in favor of same. 
Referred to tbe Joint Conimittee on Public Build- 
ings. 

Mr. Morrison, of Ward 1, presented a petition of 
John P. Kelly, to be compensated for services while 
employe^ in the Stouv Brook sewer denartmenr. 
Referred to the Joint Committee on Stony Brook. 

Mr. Mathews, of Ward 21, presented i petition of 
Peter Kelly to be compensated for pers(mal injuries 
received at Deer Island in Movember, 1881. Re- 
ferred to the joint Committee on Claims. 

Mr. Lovel , of Ward 1, presented a petition of 
John Carroll to be compensated for personal injm-- 
ies received on the sidewalk at 5 Tremoi'.c row on 
Jan. 2, 1882. Referred to the Joint Committee on 
Claims. 

Mr. Boyle, of Ward 8, presented the following: 

Respectfully represent* your petitioner that he is 
the onlv heir-at-law of Thomas Trail Tate (now de- 
ceased) described in a certain will made by one 
Thomas Trail, oated 24rh M-y, 1813, and recorded in 
the probate ottice, Suffolk, 20th August, 1832; and 
your petitioner further repre^rnts that in widening 
Prince street, the City of Boston took a certain strip of 
land described in said will cf tbe value of .15672; that 
said land at tbe time of said taking was in oossession 
of tenants for life by the terms of said will, and that 
by vote ot the Council of said Boston in July. 
1848, or thereabout", it was ordered tbat the interest 
on said $672 snould be annually paid to saia tenants; 
that one of said tenants, to wit., Hannah Locke, de- 
ceased in the year 1854. Whereupon the annual in- 
terest payable to her ceased and has accrued to your 



petitioner; that in the year 1881 the survivor of said 
tenants deceased, leaving your petitioner the sole 
surviving reversiimer bv the terms of said will. 
Wherefore your petitioner prays tbat said sum of 
$672 and the accrued interest thereon be paid to him. 

Geo. 'i'. Tate. 

Boston, 19 January, 1882. 

Rtferred to Joint Committee on Claims. 

JOINT RULES. 

Mr. J'itzpatrick, of Ward 8, called up the past as- 
signment, VIZ. : 

Report of the Committee on Joint Rules. (City 
Doc. 7.) 

The question was upon the acceptance of the ma- 
jority report. 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12 — I beg leave tc state in 
regard to this report that I have been informed that 
the Aldermen will probably not insist upon their 
minority report. The whole difference between 
the members of the committee was in regard to 
Rule 9, which was artopted last year, giving 
power to eituer branch to commit or recom- 
mit a subjact to a joint committee. Tbat change 
was made in accordance with the practice of the 
legislature, and I think the members of the Council 
will say it has worked retuarkably well during the past 
year. It has been a great converdence to send mat- 
ters, which ought to be considered, to a committee. 
In tact, 1 think it may be said it is alnio?t indispen- 
sable in the transaction of business to be able to re- 
fer all matters to committees wuli the least possible 
delay without encountering opposition from mem- 
bers of the other branch ignorant of tbe subject mat- 
ter, It having been introduced here. The rule applies 
to the other branch as well as to this. If tliey choose 
to avail oi the privilege they can do so. The inembers 
of the Committee on Joint Rules on the part of tbe 
Board of Aldfrraen were inclined to be rather con- 
servative and CO back to the old custom. I do not 
wish to speak for other people, but I diBtinctly under- 
stood one of the Aldermen to sa.v that they wouldn't 
fight very strennously for their minority report. 
The Council understand that this majority report was 
endorsed by all their members of the joint commit- 
tee, and tbat this was the only difference in the 
committee. The other changes in the rules are verv 
brief and are set out in tbe roport. In the first sec- 
tion we have made the Committee on Parks a jDint 
standing committee, instead of a joint special 
cor^mittee. It has been a special comnnttee in past 
years, and hereafter will utid mbtedly be an impor- 
tant committee. We struck out sections 3 and 14 of 
the old rules because they were no longer considered 
necessary. In section 15 (No. 13 of the new draft) I 
believe the only changes have been verbal ones, 
to make the rule more detinite. in the 25th 
rule we have merely added that either branch 
may order the report of a joint committee to be 
printed, tbat having been the custom for manv years 
with no authority for it, and we merely recognize 
and legalize tbe custom which has prevailed. With 
the exception of section 9 the report i? a unanimous 
one troin the eight members of the commiti.ee. i 
hope the majority report will be accepted, and that 
then we shall proceed to have tbe rules read and 
acted upon. 

The report of the majority was aicepted, and the 
rules were read twice and passed. Mr. ITreeuian, of 
Ward 10, moved to reconsider. Lost. Sent ui). 

DIRECTORS FOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. 

Mr, Parkman, of Ward 9, submitted a report from 
the committee to nominate directors for Public In- 
stitutions, recommending the election of Alderman 
Charles H. Hersey, and Councilmen Thomas H. Dev- 
lin and O^is Eddy, 

The report was accepted. 

On motion of Mr. Fiizpatrick, of Ward .^. an elec- 
tion was ordered. 

Commiutoe— Messrs. Fitzpatrick of Ward 8, MuUett 
of Ward 5, Crocker of Ward 2. Rowland ot Ward 24. 

Whole number of ballots 62 

Neces^a^y lor a choice :J2 

Alderman Charles H. Hersev had 46 

(.'liiiton Wh'tc 13 

B. K. Anthony l 

CouncilmaA Thomas H. bes'lin 33 

OUs Kdrty 27 

" Austin Bigelow 47 

" Joliu H. Lee 4 

" Malcolm S. Greenough 1 

E. C. . Marshall 1 

W. F. Wharton 1 

Wm.J.Welcb 1 

H.W.B. Cotton 1 

" John B. Fitzpatrick 1 

Mr. Fitzpatrick said there was one ballot having:'- 
no name tor Director from the Aldermen, and one-* 



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ballot bore two names of AMernien. Neituer ballot 
was couDled by the couiuiitte. . 

Messrs. Hersey, Devlin aiicl Higelow were declared 
elected. Sent up. 

TBCSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

Mr. ChiM, of VVaril 17, subuiitteci a report fromtne 
joint spt.'in;il couiniitlee to iiDininate trustees of tlie 
Pulilic Library, reconniiendiiiy the election of Alder- 
man Solouioil B. Stebbi-is and Councilman Charles 
E. I'ratt. 
The report was accepted. 

On motion of Mr. Child, the Council ordered an 
election. 

Connnittee— Messrs. Morse i)f Ward 9, Coanell of 
Ward 20, Orr of Ward 15, Eddy of Ward 24. 

Whole niunlicr of ballots 57 

Necessary for ;< choice 29 

AlUennan Solomon B. >tebbins had 55 

1<. K. Anthony 2 

Councilman Charles K. I'ratt 38 

Wm. H. Whllmore 16 

Dullev R. fliiUl I 

W. H.'Kri-izell 1 

Messrs. Stebbius and Pratt were declared elected. 
Sent up. 

assessors' department. 

Mr. Chibl, of Ward 17, submitted a report from 
the .foint Connnitiee on Assessor's Department on 
the request or ilie Hoard of Assessors for an addi- 
tional appropriation of .«;4ti00, re<:oiumeudinji- that 
the request be jjranted. Ileport accepted and re- 
ferred to the Kiuauce Committee. 

M.WAGERS OF OLD SOUTH ASSOCIATION. 

Mr. Doynton submitted a report from the Special 
Couiudttee to noiiiin.ite Managers of the OIJ South 
Ass„ciatiou, recoi..iiiend tijr the election of Alderuian 
Josc^ph Caldwell and (ouiicilinan Duilley K. (^liild. 

The report was accepted, and on motion of Mr. 
Boyinon the Council procec'led to UiUoi. 

Committee — Messrs. Donahoe of Ward 15, 1). Mc- 
Laughlin of Ward 7, Donovan of Ward 5, and 
Dana of Ward 14. 

\Vhole number of b lUots 60 

Xe^-essiry lor a chice 31 

Alderman .Joseph Cahbvell had 60 

Councilman DuUlev K. Child 25 

Thoiniis R. Mathews — 34 

" Charles H. Orr 1 

Messrs. Caldwell and Mathews were declared 
elected. Sent up. 

KEPORT.S FROM THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

Mr. Wharton of Ward 11 submitted the following 
from the Unance Committee: 

Report thai they oriianizud on the 18th ii'St. by the 
choice of Wm. F. Wharton ciiairrnan on the part of 
the Common Cou cil, and James H. Dodjie cleik of 
the committee. Accepted. Sent up. 

Report on the order referred by the Board of 
Aldermen authorizing the Committee o.i Legislative 
Matters to e-xpend not exceedinj; five hundred dol- 
lars— Recomniendinfr the passage of ilie same in a 
new draft as follows: 

Ordered, That the Joint Standing Committee on 
Le^jislalive .Mutters, in the preparation of matters 
relating to the City of Boston that arc to be con- 
siidered by the (ieueral Court, be authorized to ex- 
pend a sum not exceeding five hundr' fl dollars, said 
sum to be charged to theapjjropriation tor incidental 
expenses. 

Report accepted and order passed as reported by 
the committee Mr. Wharton moved to reconsider. 
Lost. Sent up. 

Rfport th-it the bills incurred and approved, 
chargeable to the apiiropriatioti for the contingeut 
fund of tire Common Council wiil exhaust the bal- 
ance on hand January 1, 1882. They, therefore, re- 
port the following order providing the n cans to 
meet the expense for the remainder of the year: 

Ordered, That the Auditor of Accounts be and he 
is hereby authorized to transfer from the reserved 
fund to the appropriation for tne loniiDgeut fund of 
the Common Council ei?ht hundred dollars. 

Report accepted and order passed, under a suspeii 
sion of the rule; yeas 58, nays 2: 

Yeas — Barry, Bates, Bitrelow, Roynloii, Brown, Can- 
non, Cbickefing, Coniiell, Cotton, cummings, Daly, 
Dana, Denney, Devlin, Douahoe, J. Donovan, P. 
J. Donovan, Eddy, Emery, Farwell, W. C. Fisk, 
Fitzgerald, Fitzpatrick,Fnrd, Eraser, Frizzell. 'Jood, 
Harrison, Hilton, Hougnton, Howland, Huntress, 
Laateu, Lovell, Maguire, Marshall, Mathews. D. 
McLiugblin. N. M. Morrison, P. Morrison, Morse, 
Mullett, Murphy, Orr, Parkman, Powers, Proctor, 
Quigley, Rogers. Stack, Strange, F, B. Taylor, J. 



Taylor, Teevan, Waketibeld, Walsh, Welch, Whar- 
ton— 58. 

Nays- Beal, Lee— 2. 

Absent or not votme— Boyle, l!rind)ecom. Child 
K. P. Fisk, Cotton, Freeman, French, (Jreeuough, 
Harding. J. A. McLaughlin, Pratt, Smith, Whit- 
more- 12. -; 

Mr. Wharton moved to reconsider. Lost. 

REVISION OF THE ORDINANCES. 

Mr. Wharton, of Ward 11, suhmitt -d a report from 
the joint committee on the order authorizing the 
Mayor to appoint three commissioners to revise the 
ordinances — That the onler ought to pas-. 

The report was accepted and said order was passed 
to a second reading and laid over as follows: 

Ordereil, That his Honor the Mayor be and he 
hereby is authorized to appoint three coinn)issioners 
to revise the ordinances of the City of Boston, the 
expense attending the same not to exceed six thous- 
and dollars, to be charged to the appropriation for 
incidentals. 

WARD ROOM FOR WARD 13. 

Mr. Murphy, of Ward 13, offered an order— That 
the Committee on Public Buildings consider the ex- 
pediency of providing more suitable accomuii;da- 
fions for the citizens uf Ward 13 in tneir i>ublic 
meetings, and also the feasibility of erecting a new 
ward 1 oom. 

Mr. Devlin ol' Ward 13 — I would inquire if a simi- 
lar order was not referred to the Committee on Put- 
lie Builaings last year, and if any action was taken 
upon it. 

The order was referred to the Joint Committee on 
I'ublic Buildings, on motion of Mr. Wharton of 
Ward 11. 

CITY StrRVEYOR'S DEP.\.RTMENT. 

Mr. Rogers, of Wird 22, offered an order -That 
the City Surveyor be authorized, with the api)roval 
of the Joint Standing Committee on the Su'-veyor's 
Department, to m:ike such purchase of supplies, in- 
struments, drawing materials, and to incur such 
other expenses as may Vie necessary for that depart- 
ment during the present municipal year. Parsed. 
Sent up. 

.SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND 
CITY ARcniTI-XT. 

Mr. Morrison, of Ward 23, offered the following: 

Ordereu, That a committee of three members of 
the Common Council with such as the B,;ard of 
Aldermen may loin be ai)pointed to nominate a 
Snperinteniient of Public Buildings. 

Or:lered, That a committee of three niembers of 
the Common Council with such as the Board of 
Aldermen may join be. appointed to nominate a City 
Architect. 

Severally passed. Sent up. (The committees 
were appointed later in the session.) 

THE NEW SITE FOR A PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

Mr. Child, of Ward 17, offered an order — That his 
Honor the Mayor bt) authorized to petition the (ien- 
eral Court at its present session tor auihority to take 
land adjoining the lot already gntntcd by the Coiu- 
nionwealth for a new Public ijibrary building. Re- 
ferred to the Joint Committee on Public Library. 

INSPECTORS OF POLICE. 

Mr. Orr, of Ward 15, offered an order— That the 
Committee on Police consider the exp".diencv of 
amending the ordiuanct. passed July 31st, 1878, so 
that it shall read "one Chief Inspector and fourteen 
Inspectors," instead of '-one Chief Inspector and six 
Insoectors." Referred to the Joint Committee on 
Police, on motion of Mr. Welch of Ward 7. 

THE PROPOSED TR.A.NSFER OF POWERS OF THE 
BOARD OF ALDERMEN TO THE CITY COUNCIL. 

Mr. Orr, of Ward 15, offered an order — That a 
committee of five members of this Council be ap- 
pointed to favor such legislative action as may be 
necessary to transfer to the City Council the powers 
of County Commissioners now vested in the Board 
of Aldermen. 

Mr. Wharton of Ward 11— I should like to amend 
that order by including the powers of Surveyors of 
Highwayi, and the control over the lamps and sewer 
departments. I will offer this order as a substitute, 
and I do »o because the petition covers all those 
powers: 

Ordered, That a committee of five members of 
this Council be appointed to appear before the ap- 
propriate committee of the legislature and favor the 
petition for the partition with the Council of the 
powers of the Board of Aldermen, as County Com- 
missioners and Surveyors of Higiiways, and "also of 
the powers ef said V>oard in the Departments of 



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39 



L.amps and Sewers, and that the expense, if any, be 
charged to the contingent fund of tlie Common 
Council. 

Mr. Wharton — I will state in explanation that the 
substirute is exactly the saiue, or as nearly so as may 
be possible, as the order passed by the Board of 
Aldermen last Monday. It covers exactly the cases 
covered by the order of the other bianch. 

Mr. Orr accepted tbe amendment. 

The President, in this connection, read a notice 
from the Clerk of the Legislative Committee on 
Cities that a hearing on the subject would take place 
in tbe Green Room at the State House on Wednes- 
day. January 25th inst., at 11 o'clock A. M, 

The order"of Mr. Wharton was passed, and Messrs. 
Parkman of Ward9, WakefieId;ot Ward 23, Morse 
of Ward 9, Whitmore of Ward 12, and Wharton of 
Ward 11 were appointed said committee, 

FOURTH OF JULY. 

Mr. Maguire, of Ward 19, offered an order— That 
his Honor the Mayor, the Chairman of the Board ot 
Aldermen, the President ot the Common Council, 
one member of said Council from each ward, with 
such as the Board of Aldermen may join, be a com- 
mittee ro make arrangements for a proper observ- 
ance, by the City of Boston, of the one hundred and 
sixth anniversary ot the Declaration of American 
Independence; the expense attending the same not to 
exceed tbe sum of tifteen thousand dollars and to be 
charged to the appropriation for incidental ex- 
penses. 

Mr. Barry, of Ward 16, moved to lay on the table. 

Mr. Maguire— My reason for introducing the order 
at this time is to get the subject before the Council. 
Last year I understood from many memners of the 
Committe on the Fourth of July Celebration that 
they had not time to make proper preparations. I 
tnought I would bring the matter before the Coun- 
cil, arid they can act upon it at any time. 

The order was laid on the table. 

SUPERINTEJ^DENT OF PRINTING AND BECOKD 
COMMISSIONERS. 

Mr. IMag-uire, of Ward 19, offered an order,— That 
special committees of three members of this Council 
■with such as the Board of Aldermen may join, be ap- 
pointed to nominate a Superintendent of Printing, 
two Record Commissioners and a Commissioner of 
Prison Point bridge. Passed. Sent up. (The com- 
mittees were appointed later in the session). 

FENCE FOR PUBLIC GROUNDS AT JAMAICA POND. 

Mr. Brown, of Ward 25, offered an order — That 
the Committee on Common and Public Grounds be 
requested to enclose the public grounds bordering on 
Jamaica pond, and bounded by Pond street, with a 
portion of the iron fences that have been removed 
from otber public grounds of the city. Referred to 
he Joint Committee on Common and Public 
Grounds. 

USE OF COMMON COUNCIL ANTE-ROOMS. 

Mr. Mathews, of "Ward 21, offered an order— That 
the use of the ante-rooms on the eastern side of the 
Common Council Chamber be granted, when the 
Council is not in session, to the deputy collectors 
and the assessors' clerks for the transaction of official 
businei'S during the present municipal year. Passed. 



PAY OF LABORERS. 

Mr. Marshall, of Ward 3, offered an order— That 
the report in favor of paying laborers at intervals of 
not exceeding fourteen days be taken from the files 
of the City Councii of 1881, and referred to the Joint 
Special Committee on Laborer's Pay. Passed. 
Sent up. 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

Mr. Taylor, of Ward 16, offered an order— That 
the Superintendents of Health be authorized during 
the present municipal year to make contracts, sub- 
ject to the supervision of the Committee on Health, 
for the purchase of such quantities of hay and grain, 
and for such stock and supplies as his department 
may from time to time require. Passed. Sent up. 

GENERAL MEETINGS OF VOTERS. 

Mr. Parkman, of Ward 9, offered an order, — That 
his Hono.- the Mayor be authorized to petition 
the General Court at its present session for the re- 
peal of the provisions Oi the city charter respecting 
general meetings of the legal voters as distinct from 
meetings in wards or precincts. Passed. Mr. Park- 
man moved to reconsider, hoping it would not pre- 
vail. Lost. Sent up. 

LAW DEPARTMENT. 

Mr. Wharton, ot Ward 11, offered an order— That 
the Committee, on Ordinances be requested to con- 
sider the subject of embracing the offices of Corpora- 
tion Counsel and City Solicitor and uniting the sala- 
ries thereof. Referred to the Committee on Ordi- 
nances. 

COMMITTEES APPOINTED. 

The President announced the appointment of the 
following committees : 

J omt Special Committee on Laborers' Pay— Messrs. 
Marshall of Ward 3, Lauten of Ward 14, Donahoe of 
Ward 15. 

To Nominate a Superintendent of Printing — 
Messrs. Boyle of Ward 8, Proctor of Ward 2. Stack 
ot Ward 12. 

To jSTominate Superintendent of Public Buildings- 
Messrs. Daley of Ward 6, Morrison of Ward 1, 
Good of Ward 19. 

To Nominate a City Architect— Messrs. Cotton of 
Ward 4, Marshal! of Ward 3, Boynron of Ward 4. 

To Nominate Commissioner on Prison Point Bridge 
—Messrs. Harding of Ward 3, Powers of Ward 13, 
Cannon of Ward 8. 

To Nominate Record Commissioners—Messrs. 
Huntress of Ward 1, Stack of Ward 12. Ford of 
Ward 17. 

To fill vacancies by the resignation and declina- 
tion of Mr. Wkitmore, of Ward 12: 

Ordinances— Mr. Emery, of Ward 18. 

Judiciary — Mr, Emery, of Ward 18. 

Joint Rules— Mr. Greenouah, of Ward 9. 

Rules of Common Council— Mr. Greenough, of 
Ward 9. 

City Hospital— Mr. Daley, of Ward 6. 

Voting— Mr. Walsh, of Ward 3. 

To Nominate Manaaeis of Old South Association- 
Mr. Bigelow of Ward 25. 

Adjourned at 9.24 P. M., on motion of Mr. Brown, 
of Ward 23. 



BOABD OF ALDERMEN. 



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CITY OF BOSTON. 



Proceedings of the Board of Aldermen 
JANUARY '^3, 1883. 



Regular meeting of the Board of Aldermea at 4 
o'clock P. M., nis Honor Major Green in the 
Chair. 

THE FKdST-WHITTEN CONTESTED ELECTION CASE. 

A-lderujao S'ade — The committee appointerl at our 
last meeting to recount ballots by request of Mr. 
Frost are reidy to report. I beg leave to submit the 
following reports : 

<;iTY OF Boston, 
In Board of ALDERMI!;^, 
January 23, 1882. 
The special commifxee to whom was referred on 
the 16th instant a petition of William Frost alleging 
that lie believes that errors were made by tQe Oom- 
mitiee of ^he Board of Aldermen of l?8l, who T.ade 
a recount of the vofes cast at the 1-ist muDTcipal elec- 
tion, and askina that another counr be made of the 
votes CHSt at said election for himself and forChnrles 
V. Wbitfeni respectively, for Aldermen, respec.fully 
rcDoit— That they have made a careful exauiinatinnof 
the votes cast at said election Jor the two said cabdi- 
datesand find that William Frost received 19,861 votes 
and Charles V. Whiiten received 19,825 votes. Also 2 
votes were found for Charle? V. Whidden, 1 each in- 
precincts 1 and 3 of Ward 5, and 1 vote tor Charles 
5. Whitten in Precinct 2 ot Ward 25. The comujit- 
tee submit a sta'.eraent in detail of the election offi- 
cers' returns, tlie count made by the committee of 
1881 and the count made by this committee, designat- 
ing them respectively as W. R 1 an"! R 2. 

As it appears to the sat sfaccion of your committee 
that a larsrer number ot votes was cast at said elec- 
tion for William Frost than was cast for Charles V. 
Whitten they recommend the passage of the follow- 
ing resolve. 

Lucius Slade, 1 ht • -^ s, 
Clinton White, I Majority of 
Laban Pratt, f^„ ... 
Thomas N. Hart, J Committee. 

The undersigned hereby reports that as a member 
of the Commi'tee on Kecount of Votes he has per- 
sonally coui'ted 44 precincts, and that the results are 
in the pos-^ession of the A'sisfant Citv Clerk; and 
that he believes his account to be correct. 

Benjamin F. Anthony. 



The Vote of Charles V. Whitten. 



Precinct 1 . 
2. 
3. 
i 
5. 

Preciuctl. 
2. 
3. 
4. 



Precinct 1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 

Precinct 1. 
2 
3. 

4. 



Precinct I. 
2. 
3. 

4. 



Preclnot I. 
2. 
3. 
4. 

Predlnctl. 
2. 
3. 

. 4... 



W. 
..226 
.. 59 

.106 

.lOT 

.124- 

..227 
.247 
.227 
.252- 



WAB1> I. 

B.l 

17C 

77 

83 

47 

622 110 

WARD 2. 

220 

258 

230 

963 249 



- 502 



966 



WARD 3. 

..108 118 

..94 98 

..186 186 

..315- 703 315- 717 

WARD 4. 

..43 74 

..1S5 167 

.194 202 

.121- 623 94- 537 

WARD 5. 

..107 104 

.198 203 

.157 159 

.232— 694 225— 691 
WARD 6. 

..257 232 

.108 122 

.163 164 

.226- 754 225— 
WABD 7. 

.258 255 

.361 398 

:192 198 

.252— 1,063 263— 



743 



1,104 



K.2. 
176 
77 
83 
49 
121— 

229 
254 
228 
252- 

118 

97 

186 

315- 

72 
166 
202 

94- 

108' 
201 
159t 
226— 

231 
119 
161 
226— 



506 



963 



ri6 



531 



693 



737 



265 
402 
195 
253- 1.105 



Precinct 1. 
2. 
3.. 
4., 



.123 
.244 
.146 
.311- 



Prceinct 1 . . . 66 
2... 51 
3... 103 
4...193- 

Piecinct I . . . 49 
2... 65 
3. .107 
4...119- 



WARD 8. 

131 

249 
148 
824 311- 

WARD 9. 

64 

53 

103 

413 198— 

WARD 10. 

49 
66 
107 
340 122- 



839 



418 



344 



Precinct 1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
6 

Precinct 1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 

Precinct 1., 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 

Precinct 1 . , 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 

Precinct I . , 
2. 
3. 

4., 

Precinct 1 . . 
2., 
3., 
4., 

Precinct 1. 
2.. 
3.. 
4.. 

Precinct 1. . 
2.. 
3.. 
4.. 

I'reoinct 1.. 
2.. 
3.. 
4.. 

rrecinct 1. 
2.. 
3.. 
4.. 
5.. 

Precinct 1 . . 
2.. 
3. 
4. 
5. 

Precinct 1. 
2. 
3- 

Precinct 1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 

Precinct 1 . 
2. 
3., 
4 
5. 
6., 

Precinct 1. 
2.. 
3. 



.. 44 
.. 36 
..181 
..128 
. 94— 

..264 
..227 
..270 
..124— 

,.244 
..297 
..307 
..236 
..249— 

..183 
..166 
..182 
..219 
..179— 

..228 
..150 
..127 
..210— 

.146 
.221 
.354 
.126— 



. 59 
.145 

.289 
.244- 



. 84 
.101 
. 99 
.163— 

398 
.381 
.312 
.225— 

.329 
.260 
.272 
.239 
.230— 



WARD 11. 

45 
36 

182 

130 

483 92- 485 

WARD 12. 

261 

235 

277 

885 125- 898 

WARD 13. 

200 

293 

297 

251 

1333 249- 1299 

WARD 14. 

190 

167 

182 

211 

929 180- 990 

WARD 15. 

229 

152 

129 
715 226— 736 
WARD 16. 

189 

222 

357 
847 137- • 905 

WARD 17. 

59 

143 

290 

737 249— 741 

WARD 18. 

87 

104 

98 

447 175- 464 

WARD 19. 

400 
378 
315 
1,316 344- 1.437 
WARD 20. 
340 



1,330 



260 
273 
246 
240- 



1,359 



■WARD 21. 

.147 147 

.118 119 

.127 135 

.102 102 

.182- 676 186- 688 

WARD 22. 

.246 246 

.289 292 

.213- 748 214- 752 

WARD 23. 

. 93 93 

.179 179 

• 67 70 

.211 228 

.200— 750 204— 774 

WARD 24. 

.236 236 
.237 243 

. 68 69 

.179 178 
.161 161 

.154- 1.035 160— 1,047 

WARD 25. 

.181 184 
.134 133 
.186- 501 104- 511 



132 

248 
144 
311- 835 

64, 

52 
103 
194r- 413 



49 

65 
108 
120- 



342 



45 

36 
182 
129 

94- 486 

263 
229 
271 
124- 887 



246 




295 




296 




235 




249- 


1321 


183 




167 




182 




213 




180— 


925 


228 




152 




129 




220— 


729 


189 




222 




355 




135- 


901 


59 




144 




290 




244- 


737 



87 
103 

98 
164— 452 

402 
880 
315 
341- 1,438 

338 
269 
263 
245 
239- 1,346 

147 
120 
135 
102 
184— 688 

246 
292 
213- 751 

93 
179' 

70 
227 
201- 770 

235 
239 
69 
180 
161 
157- 1,041 



181 
134* 

194r- 



19.621 19,887 

* Ore vote for Charles V. W hidden 
^ « «i <> II 11 

+ " •' Chas. 5. Whitten. 



609 
19,826 



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rfte 


Vote of milian 


Frost. 






Preinctl.. 
2.. 
3.. 
4.. 
5.. 


w. 

. 46 
292 
261 
2.30 
106— 


WARD 1. 
K 1 
46 
290 
269 
231 
935 107- 

WARD 2. 


933 


R 2 
46 
291 
259 
232 
107— 


935 


Precinct 1.. 
2.. 
3.. 
4.. 


.144 
116 
112 
114— 


146 
115 
112 
486 113— 

WARD 3. 


486 


146 
116 
112 
113- 


486 


Precinct 1 . . 
2.. 
3.. 
4.. 


.196 
.202 
1»7 
. 68- 


198 
205 
197 
663 68- 

WARD 4. 


668 


198 
205 
198 

68- 


669 


Precinct 1.. 
2.. 
3.. 
4 . 


.259 
.170 
.114 
206- 


259 
170 
114 

749 208- 

WARD 5. 


751 


25« 
170 
114 
206- 


749 


Precinct 1 . . 
2.. 
3.. 

4.. 


.263 
.151 
.161 
. 99- 


262 
156 
150 
664 93— 

WARD 6. 


666 


263 
167 
150 
98- 


668 


Precinct 1 . . 
2.. 
3.. 
4.. 


. 58 
. 96 
. 87 
. 59- 


58 
&7 
89 

299 57 - 

WARD 7. 


302 


60 
97 
89 

68- 


304 


Precinct 1 . . 
2.. 
3.. 
4.. 


. 29 
. 5 
.149 
. 44- 


29 
11 

148 
227 43- 

WARD 8. 


231 


29 
11 
148 
44— 


232 


Precinct 1 . . 
2.. 
3.. 
4.. 


.217 

. 96 
.100 
. 43- 


217 
103 
102 
456 41- 

WARD 9. 


463 


216 
104 
ItO 
43- 


463 


Precinct 1 . 
2.. 
3.. 
4.. 


.318 
.232 
.161 
.124- 


315 
235 
167 
835 126- 

WABD 10. 


843 


317 
236 
167 
124- 


843 


Precinct 1 . 
2 

3.' 
4. 


.380 
.265 
.138 
.125- 


379 
267 
139 
908 126- 

WARD 11. 


911 


379 
266 

140 
126— 


911 


Precinct 1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 


.406 
.407 
.214 
.269 
.375- 


406 
407 
213 
271 
1,671 370— 
WARD 12. 


1,667 


406 

407 
214 
271 
373- 


1,671 


Precinct 1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 


.. 14 

. 49 
. 89 
.218- 


16 
39 

91 
370 219— 

WARD 13. 


365 


14 
40 
91 

220— 


366 


Precinct 1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
6. 


.. 44 
. 36 
. 61 

. 82 
.104— 


44 

38 
63 
81 
327 104- 
WABD 14. 


330 


44 
39 
63 
82 
104— 


332 


Precinct 1. 
2 
3 

4 
5 


..146 
.279 
..165 
..242 
..193- 


143 
280 
167 
230 
1,025 193— 

WARD 15. 


1,013 


143 
279 
1«6 
229 
194 


1,010 


Precinct 1 
2 
3 

4 


.. 66 
..307 
..198 
..221— 


67 
307 
195 
792 202- 

WARD 16. 


771 


66 
307 
196 
213- 


782 


Precinct 1 
2 
3 

4 


...201 
..167 
.. 93 
..238- 


208 
162 
93 
C99 238— 

WARD 17. 


701 


208 
165 
91 
236- 


700 


Precinct 1 . 
2. 
3. 
4. 


..387 
..284 
..!33 
..172- 


383 
286 
133 
9':6 170— 

WARD 18. 


972 


386 
286 
133 
172- 


977 


Precinct 1. 
2. 
3. 

4. 


.373 
..386 
..354 
..277- 


373 
387 
353 
1,390 271 — 


1.384 


373 
386 
353 

277- 


1 389 







WARD 19. 








Precinct 1. 
2. 
3.. 
4.. 


. 77 
.151 
.213 

. 68— 


76 
163 
218 
509 97- 
WARD 20. 


544 


76 
161 
218 
100- 


545 


Precinct 1. 
2.. 
3.. 
4.. 
6.. 


. 62 
.129 
.1.30 
.366 
.310— 


63 

131 

124 

367 

997 311— 

WARD 21. 


996 


63 
131 
130 
367 

314- 


1,005 


Precinct 1. 
2. 
3. 

4 
5. 


.235 
.266 
.264 
.318 
.179- 


235 
261 

2«4 
316 
1,249 -.207- 
WARD 22. 


1,272 


235 
z57 
265 
316 
•J08- 


1,280 


Precinct 1 . 

2. 
3, 


.151 
. 89 
.161- 


161 
80 
401 158— 

WARD 23. 


408 


161 

89 
161- 


411 


Precinct 1 . 
2. 
3. 

4. 
6. 


.273 
.318 
.367 
.169 
.115- 


273 
317 
157 
149 
1,022 113- 

WARD 24. 


1,009 


273 
318 
157 
150 
116- 


1,013 


Precinct 1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 


..324 

.185 
..211 
..S>27 
..257 

.283- 


317 
184 
211 

327 
258 
1,587 278- 

WAKD 26. 


1,575 


316 
186 
212 

3ii7 
258 
283- 


1,581 


Precinct 1 . 
2. 
3. 


..179 
..176 
..184- 


179 
179 
539 184- 


542 


178 
178 
184- 


610 



19,775 



19,803 



19,861 



The Mayor — What is the pleasure pi' the board? 

Al.ierman Slade— Ihe duty put upim this coiuniit- 
tee to recount the^e votes was a tuHnliless one, as 
everyhcdy know.^. Had it not been for one or two 
par<»Kraplis I have seen in the papers, I .«hou d not 
have a w. rd tosay. Dut I thiiilt it is my (lut\, per- 
haps, to mal-e a s'ateinciit. I wetit upon this com- 
mittee with a determination — a full one — if it was in 
my power, or in ilie power of this conimit'ee, to 
count these ballot? right, ami just right, it should be 
done. Our mode of counting was tlii:-: The 
ballots were taken from ihe lioxes and separated 
into three piles, or you mitrht sa.v lour pile', the 
ones havint: Mr. Whitten's na-ne in one pile, the 
ones having Mr. Frost s name in another, thuse bsv- 
iog the two names upon the u in another, and such 
ballots as ha<i neither name ou them iu the oiher 
pile. The ballots were then caiei'uily sctiniied and 
counted as it was pos-^ible for men to do. Whenever 
a count did tot agree witb the ward count and the 
first recount, Ihey were carefully examined again. 
Foi instance, if I was counting, and if it was iny pre- 
cinct, 'iiid luy count diil not aiivee with the other 
two, then I myself "ouUl go over ir caretully again, 
and sometimes twice; and what is true of mysei.' is 
true of the others. If I was satisfied that 1 was cor- 
rect, then another ipe;nher of the committee whs 
a8ke<l lo go over th.^se ballots, and tbey we. a care- 
fully gone over by aiioti.er member of tne commit- 
tee. In very nianv instances wuere tuere was con- 
siderable dis<nepancy, a third man was ask d to look 
them over. We did not mean to make any mistake, 
as 1 said in the iirst place. After working the first 
day, counting and Inokinu the ballots over, we found 
that Mr. Whitien liad made a loss and Mr. Fro^t had 
made a gain of something like 20 votes— I don't know 
just the nunil.er, but thereiioouts. The next morning 
When the committee met, one meinbor suvgested that 
where there «as aiiv gain for Mr. Frost, or miy loss 
for Mr. Whitfen, that he siiould liave tlie privilege 
of counting them all. While we wooldu't allow for 
a moment that we were not honest, without regard 
to what tickets we were elected upon, it was f'om 
that time ont, in every count, in every precinct where 
Mr. W bitten l,ad lost a vote. Mr. Anthony, who 
doesn't see tit to sign the majoiity report, did count 
them all, ni'd all lie counte'i lie is willing to swear 
tc — a fnuny way to 'lo business, Mr. Cbaiiman. I 
am willing to take Mr. Anthony's word. I am will- 
)i.e to take his count, especially when it has been 
counted b) one or two others," and should be any 
way. However, to make this n.atterasure tiling— nod 
if my life depended upon the c< rrectnecis of this count 
I could not have counted any oetter; nor do I believe 
any member of the committee could; I didn't know, 
and I don't think xny member ot the committee 
knew, after the tirst night, anything how the count 
stood. I know that tlie next morning very early we 



JANUARY 33, 1883 



33 



foTJiifl a precinct where Mr. WhiMen made a gain of 
37 votes, and trom that time I bado't ttie slisjhtest 
idea but that he would be elected. I was in hope* 
be would, tor the credit of this iioard of Aldermen 
anil the other. No man reiriets that ihere wa'? any 
change made in this ballot more than I do. But we 
were there to doonr duty, and to count those b;illols 
correctly, and I believe we riid so. Now, Mr. Chair- 
man, the paragraphs I bad in my hand were m tbe 
effect that the committee bad in" view the chaivman- 
ship of this boird- It was an injustice to thi< com 
mittee, and it is unfair for any paper to criticize this 
coniu'ittep m that way, because I don'( believe any 
such thing wa=> thouiiht of. We were there to count 
ballots correctly, and that our report we have made 
to-day IS ati absolutely correct, one there can be no 
question. If you will allow me to say a worfi in regard 
to the couutiiif; of ballots at this aioment: the debit 
and credit sy^teui is a good one if you don't make 
any mistakes. But it is the easiest thing in the world 
to 'make mistakes. Charging this nrdu with a vote 
and crediting another man, hour a ter hour and day 
after dsiy, a man is liable to get them wrong, and 
put a debit where a credit ought to bs. It is a diffi- 
cult thing to uo, anil not make mistakes. But in 
this instance we had but two names. There was no 
rewson why we should make a mistake, and if I were 
going to count ballots a^'ain I would select ev ry 
straight ticket as they were called, and every ballot 
that Wiis ,-traiaht and bad no stickers upon them and 
place them oy themselves. Then I would divide the 
ballots, Id Kiny each man's name, and count the bal- 
lots bearing bis name, and utter they ba'i been care- 
fully counted there is no trouble in making a correct 
count. I think if the ward othcers— I am saving this 
a little outside, but it happens to couje in 
here — instead of tryins to keep a debit and 
credit system or com.t, would take the other 
system, they would not make these mistakes. Mr. 
Chairman, as I have said before, I believe this re- 
port of the committee is cor/ect. The committee 
were unanimous tbe night after thev aot through, 
and the member of the comraitte*' who does not see 
fit to sign that. majority reoort agreed with us that 
there was no mistake about it, could not be any mis- 
take about it, and I had not the slightest idea he was 
not going to sisjn that re|)ort until live minutes aao. 
I think it is a strange report he has made — willing to 
trust himself, but nobody else; a bad man to be on a 
committee with, Vlr. Chairman. With these few 
remarks, I fubmit the question. 

Aldermaa Hart— In justice to myself I think I 
should say a word here, it the beginniig of tbe 
second right's counting, Mr. Anthony suggested 
that he should count every precinct where there was 
a variation asamst Mr. Whitten. He also'suggested 
that he should have tbe privilege at the en^ of the 
coruit, when we haa got all tbrough, if Mr. WInttea 
was counted out, heshouM bave tbe privilege of go- 
ing back and taking the first night's count, whicu we 
had verified and left correct, and recounting it. Be- 
fore we proceeded to begin counting on tiie second 
nigbt, that question was settled. He was asked if he 
was ready to go ''n with the count; he assented to it, 
and we went on with tbe count. I rode home with 
Mr. Antl ony that night in a carriage, and he 
said if the) e ever was an honest count this has 
been one. The last night of the couiit I rode 
home with Mr. Anthony, leavins this hall about 
eleven o'clock. When we aot into the carriage I 
said. Shall we go by Mr. B'rost's house and tell him 
he is elected, and Mr. Anthony said. Yes. We did 
go to Mr. Frost's house and ring bim up; he put bis 
head out of the window, and I said, Mr. Frost, you 
are counted in by tbirty-six votes. He said. You 
don't say so; I am astonished, and will you come in? 
I say this on account of what was in the Herald yes- 
terday. Witnesses are sworn to tell the whole truth 
and nothing but the truth, but they did not tell tbe 
whole truth that time. This is the history of Mr. 
Anthony's recount. The Clerk made a record of Mr. 
Anthony's remarks at that time, which will verify 
everything I have said. 

Alderman Haldeman — As a member of the last 
Board of Aldermen I feel it my duty to say some- 
thing ID this connection. I think many of tlie re- 
marks made this afternoon are uncalled for and ea- 
tirely unnecessary. Reference has been made to 
newspaper paragraphs, which should not be bri ught 
in here at all, as they are purely outside. Both gen- 
tlemen who have spoken have alleged very pointedly 
that their count was an honest one. Now, a? we 
have had three counts, neither of which agree, two 
of them must be dishonest. As the gentleman on my 
left has just stated, be stopped at Alderman Frost's 
house and told him he was counted in. That is just 
the expression — "counted in." Ttat is the pai-agraph 
that the newspapers have been harping on for some 



time. Now there are so many questions that will 
arise in this unfortunate and unpleisant affair that 
we shouhi look over the grounds broadly, dispas- 
sionately a-id with judgment. What makes it pecu- 
liarly unfortunate is that the miscounting, crors, 
fraud — call it wljat you may— should occur twice 
upon the same man. It does apuear hard that it a 
man is elected he cannot get bis seat without strug- 
giinu for ir. Now it may be possible that this whole 
action is illegal. As newspaper paragraphs have 
been referred to, particularly iti the Sunday papers, 
1 will read a p'Ttion of one thsit appears to be of a 
leading characier. After giving authorities he fur- 
ni-lies a quotation from tbe statutes, 

"An application for a recount of the ballots cast at any 
election will . ct be Slanted unless some specific mistake 
or fraud is pointed out in the particular box to be ex- 
amined. .Such recount cannot be ordered or allowed on 
the general allegation of errors in the count of all. and 
giving paiticuUirs as to none "f theboxes. The charges of 
mistake or (land mast be surlidenrly precise to entenain 
the com'ilaint. and a general iillegatioii of errors believed 
to exist is not enough to authorize the perilous experiment 
of testing tue election returns by a recount of a recount. 

"It is evident, therefore, that, under this construc- 
tion of the law, Mr. Frost s petiiion is not in form or 
mutter entitled to the consideration of the board to 
which it was presented. He alieaes no specific 
charges of fraud or mistake in the ofBciMl count or 
report of the committee, by which Mr. Whitten was 
declared elected, inst«4d of himself, he asks for 
this recount of the recoun% simply for his own per- 
sonal gratiticHtion, ii.spired with tbe hope that 
from the impractibility, if not impossibliiy, of hav- 
ing any two counts of 40,000 ballots, and the scanning 
of the 475,000 names upon the iiallots for Aldermen, 
agreeing in all particulars, may re-iilt in l.is favor. 
Under these ciicuinstances, on what ground are the 
Aldermen justified in adopting a recount ia favor of 
Mr. Frost, c.nd superseding the official count by 
which the usual errors, incidental to tbe returns of 
tbe wsrd office s, were corrected? Is it to be pre- 
sumed that the Committee on the petition of Mr. 
Frost is more competent, impartial and careful in 
obtaining a correct result then the members of the 
original committee? Is not the original recount of 
the ballots, b\ which Mr. Whitten was d>;clared 
elected, as reli ibie for accuracy, as the second re- 
count by which it i- a-serted that Mr. Frost is elected 
over Mr Whitten by 36 votes! From the discrep- 
uncea in the several counts of the ward officers and 
the two committees, it is epideiit that in another, or 
even 20 recounts, no two of thoni would coincide in 
the result. Great injustice will, therefore, be done 
bv ousting Mr. SVliitten on this last count, since there 
is as much rea-«on to believe that this last recount is 
incorrect as the first is assumed to be." 

Now, Mr. Mayor, as there appears to be a question 
of leaality about this count, and as I do not care to 
go into personalities, or refer to political issues 
which might be brought up, in order to gain time, 
and thtit we may look at tliis thing dispassionately, 
and seek such legal counsel as may be necessary, I 
move that tiiis report be laid upon tiie t dile. 

Alderman Hersev — The law as quoted by the gen- 
tleman last up niay be very good newspaper law, 
but even if it is, I do not see how this present ques- 
tion is affected by it. While we might be justified 
in refusing to count a vote on a contested election, 
without it has been made apparent wherein the 
errors lie, still it we do grant the petition and make 
a recount, it seems to me we are bound by waat we 
find. That is only a negative law which pro- 
vides it shall not be compulsory upon t^lie board to 
recount except reasons are given. The statute under 
which we act will be found on page 11, section 24, 
and provides that this board shad be the juoge of 
the qualifications of its own members, and shall have 
power to do all acts necessary to discover who are 
entitled to the seats. They can count bi-llots if they 
see fit, and take any other action that mav be neces- 
sary to determine the question. What t;.e last board 
did is not to bind u=. They were not the 
judges of the qoalifications ' of of members 
of this board. Their duties are merely cleri- 
cal. We have, throutih a committee of thisbo;ird, 
made a recount of votes, and it has not been shown 
that any discredit can be given to it. Even the mem- 
ber who refuses to sign the report, it seems, counted 
the other precincts in which errors occurred; he has 
verified the count and lie knows that those precincts 
are right. He knows that the whole is correct and 
verities it except the first night's count. It seems 
to me our first duty is to seat those who 
are elected to this board. All other matters inci- 
dental to it ought to be delayed until after that is 
done. Mr. Frost, who is entitled to a seat at this 
board, has a right to be here and vote upon such 



38 



BOARD OF ALDERMEN 



questions as may arise. I think our first duty, aside 
troiii all otlieis/is to iei)raaiiize ttie board," iind I 
liope tli"-rf will liC no delay. I hope tl>c majority re- 
port will be ao ei)ted, aii'i Mr. Fro>t take the seat 
which ho is eiititltd ti by llie count of a coiuniittee 
of tills boird. 

riie question was upon laying the report upon the 
trhle. 

AUIeriuau Stei>"oins— I did not intend to say any- 
thint! upon this inaHer, and should noc have done so, 
but for a remark lua'ie by tlis Alderuian upon my 
left, Mr. lluh'euiau, wherein he reflects upon the 
manner in which Mr. Frost appears before this 
board as a contestant for the seat now held by Mr. 
VVliitien. He says that it is unfurtuuate that this 
Centleuiau should appear here twice in the same ca- 
pacity, as a coiitesti-nt — thac was the idea. I have 
not fiiwjn the exact laufiuaae. Now, sir, let us look 
for a moment at the position of Mr. Fro.-r. In 
1880, rUe representatives of the most intelligent 
constituency in the City of Boston, emtiracina 
Wards 10 and 11. and that vicinity, presented to 
the nomiiiaiini! conventions as their choice 
for candiddte tor Alderman, the name of William 
Frosi, a gentleman who had served thtm in va- 
rious capacities to their entire satisfaction, a gen- 
tleman possessing the contidence of the community 
in a very markeU dejiree. Therefore it conies, I 
think, with an ill grace that we sliould permit any 
slur to be maile upon him or the methods which he 
has seen lit. to adojit to obtain his right to a seat in 
this boar'l. Now, sir, when the ballots cast in 1880 
hail been counted, it was f<.und that Mr. Frost was 
elected by a plurality of thirteen votes. The inevit- 
able petition for a recount came before the Board of 
Aldcinieii, anil the votes cast at the election for the 
several candidates were again canvassed by a com- 
mittee of the hoard. A recount resulted in giving 
the seat to which .Mr. Frost was entitled to James J. 
Flynii by a plurality of about 300 votes. Alter the 
government of 1881 had taken their seats, Mr. 
Frost and his friends obtained a copy of the 
memoranda of the votea counted by each mem- 
ber of the committee of the pcvious year. They 
carefully analyzed that count and speciily came 
to the conclusion that — what? — had been comuiittcd. 
We will s;iy errors, ffow wfie these errors com- 
uiitled an J who commuted them? It was tound that 
in the precincts counted bj James J. Flynn and Wil- 
liam VVooUey and clerks appointed by them, John 
fjcaby. and Jeremiah Fogartv. Mr. Frost lost; in 
twenty precincts counted by Air. WooUey, 189 votes; 
in twenty precincts counted by .Mr. Flynn he made 
a net lo.-s of seventy-five votes. In the precincts, 
nunib»-ring 18, counted by Mr. Leahy, Mr. Frost 
made a loss of 31 votes; in the tom-teen counted by 
Mr. Fogarty ue m»de a net loss of 58 votes — exhibit- 
ing a total net los> to Mr. Frost of 344 votes. In che 
remainiriti 35 precincts, which neither of these tour 
gentlemen aissisiert in counting, the gains amounted 
to 4'J and the losses to -18. or a net gain of one 
vote. Mr. f^'osf aud his friends demanded 
of the Doard of last year tliat the work of the pre- 
vious committee should be revised. After a good 
deal of hesitation on the part of the members of the 
board, ano after the opinion of the City Sul citor had 
l.een o'.taioed, which perhaps even the Alderman 
would like to lis en to a(jain— the Alderman on my 
left who now quotes an anonymous correspondent of 
a newspapi-r to sub-tantiaie the position he takes. 
The question was asked Mr. Hcaly : 

'Whether it is competent for this board to recount 
the original ballots cast for Aldermen at the last 
municipal election." 

Whether the Board of Ahlermen of 1881 could revise 
the action ot the Board of Aldermen of 1880. Mr. 
Healy replits; 

'•By the charter, each Board of Aldermen is made 
the judge of the election, qualification and return of 
its liieiubers. This gives tue boaru the right to go 
into any and every inquiry bearii'g ution the election 
of members to it. It may count the ballots cast and 
inquire into the regularity and legality of all things 
done ill the election. .ai. examination of the ballots 
by this board would hardly be called a recount:'' — 
Mark that. 

— "It is original act oi« on the part of this board, not 
for the purjiose of revising what has been done by 
its pre.leeessor, but for the purpose ot determining 
tne (lue-lion of election as an original question. 
Very resiieclfully, 

Vour obedient servant, 

J. P. Healy, City Solicitor.' 

Now the A'derman, forso'jtn, would lay this wnole 
matter upon tUf table, discard this opi'dou of Mr. 
Healv, to wao-e euiinenr services we have just paid a 
tribute, and consider, forsooth, the opinion ot some 



newspaper writer, and consiaer that a superior law 
to the one quoted to us by Mr. Healy. 1 am willing 
and have been always "willing to stand upon the 
opinions with which Vlr. Healy has f tvored tiie City 
Goveriinent. They have always been wise and dis- 
creet. The result of the petition of Mr. Frost, backed 
by nioe-teiiilis of the citizens residing in the vicinity 
and district lie repre-ented, was that the ballots were 
reco'inled and .Mr. Fro-t was given the seat held 
by Air. Flynn. The committee found Uiat errors 
had been committed or prrmit ted by four men, and 
that tne actual facts warranted the board in giving 
to Mr. Frost the se.it to which he was leirally en- 
titled, and to which he had been elected. Again 
Mr. Frost is brouLjlit forwurd b\- his frienrts and cit- 
izens of that vicinity as a candidate; he is nomina- 
ted and apparently elected. True, it is a very small 
majority but it is suHicieiiJ if it is an honest majority 
to entitle him to a seat in tins board. The usual 
conimittee made a recount of the iiMllots. They 
reported a dillerent re»ult, that the seal to which 
.Air. Frost had lie 'ii elected belonged to Mr, Whilten 
by a m ijority of 84. Again Mr. Frost very properly 
asked to see the minutes of the committee whicli 
counted the ballots; again he discovered the same 
trace of ei ror running tiirough the work of the eom- 
inittee. lie found that certain memiiers of the coin- 
mit'ee made a correct count, or that it aurecd suti- 
stantiaily with tne ward returns. Hut he louiid that 
in the counts made by one or two members 
gross erro.s were to be seen, rie demanded 
a recount, he has had it, and the commit- 
tee have reported that he is entitled to bis 
seat. Now what were tiiese errors iie found? He 
found that in the precincts counted by Air. Viles 
and Mr. Curtis, their count substaii'ially aurf es with 
that hrst made. In eijilit precincts counted by Mr. 
flalrieman and .Mr. Caldwell, their count is substan- 
tiady correct. That is true also of the precincts 
counted by .Mr. *Vhilten aud Mr. Hersey. In the 
precincts counted by Jlr. Hersey and Mr. Richard- 
son, the count was substantially correct, Mr. Whit- 
ten fjainirg one. In the precincts counted by .Mr. 
Whitten and Mr. Halde-nan an error was made 
a2ain<>t .Mr Frost of 44 votes. In the precincts 
counted by .Mr. Ilaldeman an<l his clerk — and let me 
say thai if there is an honest man about City Hall, it 
is'Mr. Keed— there was a loss of 51 to Mr. Frost, ana 
Mr. Frost is unseated by this ccmnt, and it 
wa.s done by the errm-s made by the .\klermaii on 
my left, and not by the error of any other mem- 
ber. I say .Mr. Fiost (toes right in coiiiing here aud 
asking tor a rt count, and deniandiiig the riyhts lie 
lias at tills board. The citizens he represent^ have a 
right to dpniat>d that he have the seat. He is fairly 
entitled to it. The commitiee report that ne is elect- 
ed to the seat, and I claim it is oor duty to ^iive him 
the seat. Before I conclude I desire to refer to the 
attacks madeupop you, Mr. .Mayor, and upon myself. 
So far as I i.ni concerircd, I care nothing lor them, 
but I do say they are verv wrciit, so tar as you are 
concerned, and it proper I desire to know it there is 
the slightest fru'h in the cliaree that you were influ- 
ence"! by anj' suagC'tion from me in any way when 
you appointed the comiiiiltee, and that vou had any 
partisan action iu view whea the committee was ap- 
pointee'. 

The Alayor— None whatever. 

Aldrrmiin Wo-)licy— As the gentleman opposite 
has seen tit t:> allude to the c<mnt of the committee 
of las' year, 01 whicii I was a iiember, and to call 
my n-ariie, I have onlv a tew words to say. The nen- 
tlemnn has siven out the impression ttial the cierk 
was selected and appninled by myself, aud 1 suppose 
the public would infer that a favoiite and personal 
friend ot mine wa" appointeO as a clerk on that re- 
count. This IS not a tact. The name of Mr. Fogar- 
ty was mentioned to im- by ex- .Alderman Vtles, a 
liiember of that eominitiee. I did not know Mr. 
Fogirty, alihouiih I knew that there was a man ot 
that name eiii',.loyed in Ci:y Ha'l. Mr. Fogarty did 
I'Ot serve with nie in ounriim those votes. He 
served with i.notlier Alderman, who it was I cannot 
now say. Mr. Fogarty wa* in no "ay connected 
with liio in counting those ballots. As I have 
said iiefore in this room, I tun responsi- 
ble for the precincts I counted and put 
my name to. I say it was as honest a count as that 
rejiorted to-day, nt twithstandiiig what the gentle- 
man may infer. That was the way in which Mr. 
Fonarty was anpoinled a clerk to assist the coiuinit- 
tee in countinj; the halh ts last year. I have nothing 
to sav ill rccrard to thi>» matter at present. 

Alderman Haldeinan — I am not a very old member 
of the Ci»y tioveriiment: therefore I may be sur- 
prised, perhaps, to hear i>ne .\l<lerinan luiblidy pro- 
claim another Ah'erman dishonest. I am a good 
deal sui prised that such a thing should occur in this 



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present board. Now I am willing to accept tbe 
chai ge rliat 1 am responsible for tbis act. I did state 
so here a few weeks ago. In the fulness of uiy heart 
I did stand up liere and attempt o draw the tire of 
certain malicious attacks made upon / ld°rman Whic- 
ten because he assisted last year's com uiittee in the 
revision of the returns of fhe war'! officer? I believed 
then and I believe DOW Dbat Alderuiau Frost a ted 
improperly in withdrawing from that committee. I 
insisted then thai he should stay there and protect 
bis interests. State.l tiien when he did vvithdiaw 
that 1 believed he witbdiew undtr legal advice for 
the purpose of holaina open the ch mce for a re- 
count if iieces>ary. I do not propose to say that I 
told you so. I stafed ^o then ill tbe presence of the 
committee, both betore the question was passed up- 
on ty the board and afterwards. Now, as reflections 
have been pjade upon me peisonally — uf course tbat 
I accept, when it is shown that every other gentle- 
man that was with me was houest, even down to my 
clerk — I happen to have a summary of the pre 
cincts counted by luvself. In l-'recinct 4, Ward 1, 
the ward officers leturned Mr. VVhitten 107 votes; 
Mr. Haldeman found 47: the second committee found 
49, If 1 were disposed to attempt fraud the chances 
are about even that I would agree with tl).e ward 
returns. That wa? the second precinct counted by 
me. The 60 was a dead loss. In that same precinct 
the ward returns gave Mr. Frost 230; I gave him 231, 
and the second recount 232. Precinct 1, Ward 4, 
was a gain of 35 votes for Mr. Whitten. Tbat I ex- 
plain by there beins what is called a package of 
straight ticuets — I am not positive now whether they 
were all Democratic or what is called tbe split tickets 
but at any rate Mr. Whitten had 43 by the ware re- 
turrs; I cave him 74, the second committee gave him 
72. In that same precinct Mr. Frost was returned 
by the ward officers as having 259; I gave him 259, 
and the second recount gave him 259 — so they abso- 
lute. y agreed. We LOW come oown to Ward 19, in 
Precinct 4. There were two lots of straight tickets, 
115 Democratic and 1 believe 31 or 32 straight Repub- 
lican tickets, that had not been returned b\ the ward 
•officers. Ao explanation came to the City Clerk euu- 
meiatine the various offlc?rs that should have these 
votes. When we were recounting. Alderman Viles, 
who was chairman, handed me this letter, and after 
wards hanaed me the box for my examination. I 
discovered that the report from tbe precinct officers 
was absolutely correct so far as the straight tickets — 
because they were all in the box just as packed — had 
got in without beinji counted. There was no count for 
the Aldermen, altbouah the Mayor had his vote. 
That would make a gain of 115 for Alderman Whit- 
ten from the ward returns. I gave him 314 and the 
second recount gave him 341, a dili'ereuce ot 3, show- 
ing that the ward returns were not correct, but the 
two recounts were within three votes. In that 
same precinct the ward returns gave Mr. Frost 
68 votes. I gave him 97 votes, and the second 
recount gives him 100 votes. Now, Mr. Chair- 
man, the first Alderman who spoke, the chairman 
of this committee, baa stated the objections to the 
debit and credit system of counting ballots. As we 
are now before the citizens of Boston, it is perhaps 
proper (hat there should be some public explauation 
a litde more fully as to what all this mean-. 1 have 
before me a sheet which is used in keeping the ac- 
counts. Here are the names of the twentj-tour Al- 
dermen and the two Mavors, and there are four 
blanks, making in all thirty columns. Each of these 
has a debit and credit column, which gives sixty col- 
umns on a sheet. After the ballots are c'as-itied and 
assorted, credits are given in bulk to each candidate 
as they appear, the ballots having first been counted 
over by each party, an Alderman and his clerk. They 
must agree in- tbe totals before any are placed upon 
the sheet. Then we take up wuat is called the mixed 
tickets, pasters, etc., and we run debits and credits. 
One calls ofCand tbe other checks. Where there is 
a sticker across a man's name, the name on the 
sticker is credited and the one covered charged, so 
it goes hour after hoar; it is charge one and credit 
the other, charge one and credit the other. Such 
names as charge W^hiiten, credit vVhidden, and 
charge Whidden and credit Whitten, are very com- 
mon. I will agree with the chairman of tins com- 
mittee in faying it is possible that errors may occur 
in tallying from one column to another, where there 
are so many names, and where you are handling so 
many thousand votes. It is very easy to make an 
error. I will accept that, becauie we are all human. 
Hut I will say this, that with a committee appoiated 
as was that of last year, with all due regard to accu- 
racy or errors, I believe their report was practi- 
cally correct and as correct as any number of men 
could make it. It is true that in working for many 
hours mistakes might occur, yet I take the ground 



that those mistakes will average; that if a clerk 
puis a tally upon tbe wrona; si'Je, the chances are 
that nine rimes out of ten it will avei age correct t>y 
his putting them wronglv upon one side and the 
other. Certainly when the committee commenced 
their counting, no one bad any idea of any possible 
change, and it was not until tiie last night, when we 
had gains in the precincts I have euumer.ited, par- 
ticularly ill Ward 19, where there was a gain of 120 
votes, that any one amongst the committfe thought 
a change possible. It was not unt'l after I myself 
was done c unting— I haopeiied to get through be- 
fore some of the others — ihat I got an inkling tbat a 
change had been made; that Mr. Frost wns out, and 
Mr. Whitten was in. Mr. Whitten himself knew 
nothing of it until alter all the precincts were abso- 
lutely cornpletea. Now, gentlemen, th.it commi'tee 
made their return, and a certiticate of election was 
issued to Mr. Whitten. Mr. Frost comes in a second 
time. As I mentio led firstitwasuntorlunate that this 
should liapoen upon the same individual. Not that 
I desiie any reflection udod Mr. Frost. I meant thtit 
it was peculiar that such an acident, or such an in- 
tentional fraud, if you please to call it so, should 
occur upon the same man; that is, it looks su-picious 
before the public. Now when this recount was call- 
ed for, a committee was appointed composed oi five 
members, four of whom are hostile to Mr. Whitten, 
one perhaps is his friend. Now, when I asked to 
have that report laid on the table, it was to gain 
time. When I get through I shall withdraw that 
motion. This commntee of four to one go over these 
ballots and reverse the result of the last count. 
Suppostra all of us to be honest — I am quite 
willing to accede nonesty to every meuiber of 
the committee, yet the public will wonder how 
the thing was <lonf. I think peihaos I can 
explain how it was done. The last campaign waa 
one of pasters. I thit(k there were more ballots 
with sticKers on them than there were clean ballots 
voted. They run in blocks, perhaps a hundred lu a 
precinct where certain men were pasted. The 
struggle lias been psirdcularly aimed at Mr. Whit- 
ten. His name has beeu pasted everywhere in large 
quantities. Novi' I have before me a few of the bal- 
lots upon which It will be seen that upon one side is 
the name of Mr. Whitten, ana on the other that ot 
Mr. Hall — although I think the other ballots per- 
haps had different airangeineiits. A paster placed 
over the name of M'r. Hall is very apt to lap over on 
the name of Mr. Wliuten. I have a number prepared 
here, Mr. Mayor, which I will hand you when I get 
through. The tirst one is clean. On the second one 
1 have laid a pastar across Mr. Hall's name until it 
covers one letter of \xr. Whitten, the "N." I have 
another which covers the "EN." I have another 
which covers the 'TEN," and so ou, until I cover 
tae entire name of Whitten. Then I come to 
one where only the "Charles V." remains. Now the 
question comes. Which of those ballots were counted 
lor Mr. Whitten, and which rejected? As the Alder- 
man opposite has stated, this board is a judicial one. 
We must judge of the qualiflcationsof our members. 
I am willing to accept that issue. If we are a jury I 
purpose tbat the entire jury shall bear and see the 
evidence. I will not agree to accept a partisan 
count, a partisan report, where a difference of opin- 
ion is so easy to make a difference of 36 votes. A dif- 
ference of fifteen or sixteen will make it, and I de- 
mand that this enti e board shall see the ballots, and 
judge whether or not a name partiallv covered shall 
be counted. I believe in the iuteut of *he voter being 
taken into consideration. It the voter iiitendt-d to 
Slick the name of Mr. Hart across th^t of Mr. Andrew 
Hall, I want something more than a party bias 
or bigotry to accept the fact that it was also in- 
tended to lap over that of Mr. Whitten. It is tf)o 
easy to run a sticker over the name Mr. Wliittten as 
the Eeutlemen have seen a hundred tiuies, or run a 
pencil through it. There is no dihiculty in cancel- 
ling a name. Every voter understands that. We 
have had tickets with every name with a paster over 
it, and others with only two or three names left. 
1 know mvtelf there were two or three where every 
name was nasled with a sticker for some man. 
t hope this board will not ask us to accept that re- 
port. I think Mr. Wliitten's friends should have an 
equal ciiance. They should have had an equal ren- 
lesentation upon (hat committee. It is unfortunate 
that they did not have it. I cannot accept that report. 
I don't believe it is just to ask us to doit, and 1 don't 
believe this board should do so. It is wring, 
biased and unfair, is the geutlemen appear to op- 
pose the laying of this report on the table, I will 
withdraw my motion and prefer to oppose the ac- 
ceptance of the report. 

Alderman Slade— I want to say a word and call the 
Alderman's attention to the fact that a motion came 



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froTD pome meruber that a committee of five be ap- 
pointed to count these ballots. 1 don't know wbo he 
wai>. I supycstfd to the Alderman on my ieft that 
we niako it seven. That was not aiireed to. I'hen a 
^u{ig♦;s^l()n came from some one that no member of 
the board wh.> count -d on the other comnuttee 
should be placed upon this courmittee. 1 got relieved 
from coiuHina on the count before at m} own request 
by the then chairman, havin« counted for years, you 
might say, and having c<Hinted at the State election. 
I did not want to lake any part in the count last fall 
and was excused from it. The moti(Mi that a new 
committee, composed of members wbo did not 
count before, be appointed, was carried, or at 
least the sugKesHon was made and aiiopted that 
members should be placed upon this committee who 
had not counted in the last election. 1 know that 
the .Mayor commenced at this corner of the board 
and took the first rtve members as rhcy come around 
the board, who did not count last year. Now so far 
as this commitiet, or any member of this committee, 
in my opinion, honestly, there was not a man there 
who was hostile to Mr". Whittco. There was not a 
man iliere who believed tor a moment that a change 
would be made. I for one did not, and I think it is 
unfair for the .\lderniaii to s:iy thi-i committee were 
made of men prejudiced again>t Mr. Wiiitteii. It is 
not true. It is not so. As I said in thf bfginninf!;, I re- 
gret as much as an.\b()dy the absolute ne(e«sity of 
bringing in a leport contrary to the one made last 
fall, for tie credit of the Board of Aldernii'n,if noth- 
int; more. The Hrst night of our count we looked over 
the liallot and louud how thecouiitstoofl. We found 
that iVIr. Whitten had been losing and Mr. Frost 
gaining. I believe I .-tated that in the tirs; piace. 
From that time until «t (closed I did not know, I 
oon't believe a member of the committee knew, how 
we were coming out. We ce>tainly found one pre- 
cinct where Mr. Whittcn gained .37. The mistake 
was in putting on to .Mr. Hall ;i7 ballots that Iwlonged 
to Mr. Whitten. That wa? a fact, rhen I ha<t no 
doubt but what .vir. Whitten was going to receive 
the largest number of votes. But very soon the 
tables turiied, and I say here as J said before, that 
the irie-id of Mr. AVhitten on the comm>ttee, as the 
Alderman pleases to call him, counted every precinct 
after it had been counied once or twice, or three 
times by the other members ot the committee, and I 
think h is safe to say that those ballots were counted 
on an average five times each before it was settled 
and determined that they were correct. There is 
not a member of this committee in my opinion that 
was hcstile to Mr. Whitten, and 1 swear I m not, 
and I don't like to have a man make that charge un- 
less he can sunstantiate it. 

Alderman Kersey— In regard to the appointment 
ot a committee the motion was maite by n yself. 
There was quite an interval between tiie reading of 
the petition and the making of the motion. No gen- 
tleman .<pemcd fo rise, and tinally I got up and moved 
that a committee of five he appointed. In making 
the motion 1 stated that I did not wt'.nt to be placed 
upon that committee, as 1 thought no member ought 
to be upon it who htd acted in the previous count. 
1 made the motion for live, because I thought your 
Honor might l>e embarrassed in appointing the com- 
mittee, as so many oi this board bad been acting in 
the previous board. 

Alderman Hart — In relation to counting 'hose bal- 
lots when we came to a sticker which lapped over to 
Mr. Whitten's name, the question came up how that 
should be counted. It was sin'cd in the committee 
that Mr. Heiily decided that if a s ranger came into 
the roinn and there was any wa» by which he could 
read that name, I he vote w;is lobe counted for Mr. 
Whitten. Thar was the luleauopttd by this com- 
mittee. Whenever the sticker lanped over to his 
name or evcii the "TEX" or the "]S," it was counted 
for him. We had the previous counts to guide us 
by. When a count varied from the previous count, 
every member tried to find where it was. W^e did 
it time and again, and if we di<l it in the inter- 
ests of any one it was in the ni'.erests of .Mr. Whit- 
ten. We all tried to finil the votes for Air. Whit- 
ten simply because he lia<l Ijctn counted in, aiid we 
wanted to find that count correct. In tiiat was 
the animus ot the committee trom beginniog to 
end. There was no vote recorded ic that committee 
until every member agreed to it. Sometimes we 
would sny, Mr. Anthony, we have gained oce for 
Mr. Frost, and lose one for Mr. Whitten; then he 
would ount it once or twice ami say, 1 am satisfied. 
There was no vote recorded in that committee until 
every single member was satisfied it wa.s all right. 
That is all we have to say in relation to the count- 
ing. 

Alderman Haldeman— I am very free to .-ay I be- 
lieve I can fee Mr. Whitten's n.iine a good deal plain- 



er than the gentleman who has just taken his seat — 
every time. I propose before we yet throuuh with 
this that the other gentlemen of this board nave an 
opportunity of seeing those very ballots. With all 
due respect to these gentlemen, they are human as 
well as myself. While they may be entii-eiy honest, 
1 claim to be just as honest. Yet we have our preju- 
dice or hias which we cannot perhaps a^oid. f cer- 
tainly will not allow a count I have made to be re- 
versed anti a charge of dishonesty placed upon me, 
iu common perhaps with the rest of the m'^mbcrA ot 
last year's bo:iril, without having something to base 
that upon. If we oelcng to tlii- jury I want the en- 
tire testimony and evidence produced before me. I 
want to sec the ballots which the-e gentlemen 
say should not have been credited to Mr. Whit- 
ten, and I intend to have iny say whether they 
should or should not. I am free to say that in almost 
every instance in iiiv counting I credited canoidates 
who have been overlapped by slickers unless the 
entire name was obliterated, or so much of it that it 
was impossible to Know it. I will say fu'ther that 
when 1 was counting with my clerk we were under 
the chandelier in the committee room, aronnd a table 
alone. We had the entire rjlaze of the whole chan- 
delier iminediately over us. It wa> a very ea-^y mat- 
ter for us to see through a sticker. Ii was aNo a 
very easy matter for us lo see a pencil mark drawn 
over eacli man's name, which might not have been 
noticed in the other part <'f the r,)om. Ttiat may, 
J erliaps, account tor one discretancy. Hut the Al- 
dermc, all known, and politicims genenilly know, 
that had there been anv intention of fraud, 
either in la«t vear"s committee or the present 
year's committee, it is a very simple matter 
in going over »ballots of this kind for interpola- 
tions anti changes to be made upon them. It is the 
easiest mailer iu the world for a pencil mark to be 
passed over the names, and if 't were done, all your 
tracks would be thoroughlv covered and no recount- 
ing iu the world wo'Md ever catch you. So the fact 
of these ballots being pure and untampeied with, 
when they came into the hands of the recent com- 
mittee, is the best evidence of the honest intention of 
the last comrniitee. I see but one wav (ml of this, 
and that is to letuse to accept this report, and let it 
rest un»il such time as the entire board can examine 
these ballots, and if necessary recount them, which 
is a very small matter tor twelve men when there are 
but two" names to oe gone over. It will satify us and 
satisfy the public, anil it is the only thing that will 
look just and lion nable. 

.\l<iermaii Hersey — I have the highest opinion of 
the integrity and honesty of the Alderman last up, 
and I Would only believe to tlie contrary on prooi 
that anything had been done dishone.'^tlv. But still I 
believe, all things being ecjual, thnt the la-*t com- 
mittee are much more likely to bf, correct than the 
pievioiiB committee. They had but two n.imes to 
count, which was a simple allair. The other com- 
mittee counted t'i>r all the candidates. It was a com- 
plicated aJfair, and with e(inal talent and care ihe last 
committee would be much more likely to be correct 
in its CO mt than tne previous one. Without it can 
be shown by some analysis wherein the present 
count is ill error, I think wc ought not to delay to 
do justice to the geutleman entitled to the seat. 
When the b''aril ha< been reorganized by the ac- 
cepting of the report of the committee appoimed. I 
think we had better delay action upon the motioii ol 
the Alderman. I should then be willing to vote 
that he examine he ballots and do what he chooses 
with them. But now the first business in order is 
the organization ot tlie board. 

Aldernian Caldwell — There seems to be ([uite a 
dirterence of opinion in regaidtothis recount and 
report. The committee d<< not atree, one member 
reports ihat certaii pn-cincts in his opinion are right, 
ihe rest of the committee report that in their opinion 
the other prcL-ints are right. I move that tbi-' board 
rcM'lve itself into a committee of the whole to ex- 
amine those ballots. 

Alderman Hersey— I see no dilTerence between the 
reports. The .-Mdennan presenting ftie mitiority re- 
port says he knows that those he counted are cor- 
rect, and the lommittee say that is so of them ail, 
and the count of the Aldermen agreed with that of 
the committee, therefore we have a unanimous re- 
port. Xobody (onbts it. 

Alderman Caldwell — I understand ihat the Alder- 
man opposite disagrees with the report of the ma- 
jority. It that is not the ca.se I should like to be 
corrected. 

Alderman Stebbms— I desire to ask the Alderman 
from Roxburv, Mr. Anthony, a question. i>o you 
not believe the count reported by the majority of 
the coiiiihittee correct? 

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1 counted 44 precincts myself, and I honestly be- 
lieve they are correc'.. 1 honestly believK tliat tDo?r 
are correct for tbat reason. I think the other mem- 
bers of the committee jre as honest a- 1 am. I have 
no d'>ubt they coun'ed theirs correctly. 

Alderman rialdeuian — 1 do i.ot wish to be under- 
stood as questioning the correctness of the count. 
I believe with the \lderman opposite that the count 
i? correct, absolutely so far as it is possible to be. 
Only I want to know which ballots were counted 
and which rejected. It is a simple matter to count 
ballots. But' whac ballots did you coiiut? That is 
what I desire this entire board to txamiue. 1 want 
to know which ballots were rejected and which ac- 
cepted. I wqnt to know which ballots were crossed 
sufficiently to kill them, and everything in relation 
to the intention of the vo^er adjudicited. I don't 
believe 111 allowing iive men to juUjje tor twelve as 
to the intent of the voter. That is a que-tion which 
it is our duty to settle in a case like thi?. It is draw- 
ing it too line to put this res( oasibility upon five 
men, he they partisan or uot. I hope this report will 
not be accepted, and I am surprised that gentlemen 
should insist upon forcing it upon us. 

Alderman Hall — A week ago when this petition 
came in here I asked wiiat reason was giv«u for a 
recount, ana was told there was none. I said it 
seemed to me if there was a reason for a re(;ount it 
should be given. But my associates decided that we 
better If t them have a recount. I did not believe in 
that way ol doing business then, because Alderman 
Frost said to me that he should not call tor a recount 
and that he believed in the integrity of the gentle- 
men who counted the vote.-, and lie was satisfied with 
the result. Xo>v, gei.temeu, mark you, it was the 
last day a petition could be presented for a recouut. 
At the eleventh hour he presented ^ petition tor a 
recount. There will be no fuither action on this 
matter, as I unoersi^iimi the law. When I came to 
question the motive that brings this neti'ion here I 
lound that some experts had taken the papers 
upon which tbe first recount lia I been kept 
and they found some little errors. After they 
had thirty davs to examine tbat sheet they presenteti 
a petition. To-day , when we want, to examine this 
report, they ask us to accept it, and do uot give us a 
minute to examine the sheets tliey kept with the 
figures upon them. Before we accent this report we 
ought to have an onportuuity to examine your ledger 
and see if you kept it ccrrt-ctly. If yon have, I am 
inclined to vote for the man who has the most votes, 
and give the man a --eat it this boarn who is entitlea 
to it by the honest intent of the voter. But it seems 
to me vou are pressing the thing- a little too far 
when you say we shall acc'j); the report of this 
committee to-day. We must be ju;ige= of the 
qualifications of the members of our own body, and 
1 am willing to accept that po-iition; but i cer- 
tainly shall want the same time and oppoitunity to 
examine those sheets that has been tendered to you. 
Inthenameof all fairness and ot an honest count, 
regardless of your political persuasion, and believing 
you gentlemen honest who counted the votes, give 
us time to examine your ballots and see if we can 
find any errors. 

Alderman Hersey — The gentleman seems to allude 
to Mr. Frost's action in this mait'^r as though there 
was some discredit attached to it. He did say he 
was satisfied of the correctness of the previous com- 
mittee's report when he first heard it, and that he 
should not ask for a recount. I tielieve he honestly 
intended not to, but in examining the returns he 
found a cimdition of things ihat WHrranted him to 
ask for a recount. In an interview with me a few 
daysngo he asked what 1 thought of the count made 
by the committee cf which I was a member. I told 
him it was an honest count so far as I was a 
judpe. That every man had the utmost faith 
and confidence in the other, and It was no use 
for him to asK for a recount because it was a fair 
count, and I did not believe a sufficient number of 
errors would be found to unseat Alderman Whitten. 
He asked me to meet him here and examine some of 
the tally sheets. I did so, and to my surprise I was 
shown a state of things which staggered me. I then 
said, aithouiih this apparently looks barilv,Idonot 
believe that there ifl any dishonesty, I think you will 
find it correct. I think the Aldermen who counted 
flid so as honestly and carefully as any one could; but 
I do think thit on that showing you are warranted in 
asking for a recount; I think I should do it myself. 
He did ask for a recount. We find that those 
suspected errors dkl exist. Now when a recount 
is made and errors are oiscovered. the blame must 
fall upon someone. Somebody has got to stand 
the racket. It is unfortunate that it stands 
in one place, but so it is. You may have 
any number of recounts and 1 do not think 



you will get any that is more entitled to 
credit than the present one. We have nothing to do 
with the count by the previous board. We have had 
a count by a committee selected by the Mavor, and 
on their report somebody is entitled to a seat, and it 
apparently is Mr. Frost'. Why should not he be 
seated. Why should not the party elected have a 
seat in this board and a vote here rather than the 
party ivno appe ars by the vote not to ha\ e been elect- 
ed? I think we ought to take action at once. 

Alderman Hall — I did not mean, if my word? con- 
veyed any such chance for construction, to impugn 
any wrong motive to ex-Alderman Frost. If there 
is an honest man in this room I believe him to be so. 
But I will say still further that I do not believe it 
was his petition, although he might have signed it. 
You n ere positive that the count was correct, and 
you now believe this one was. You are human 
and liable to err. Give u^ a chance to examine 
their recount, as they did yours. We have a right 
to it. I don't believe you have a right to force us to 
accept this report until we have au opportunity to 
examine the balance sheet. I was not on the other 
committee and no wrong can be imoufed to me, but 
1 ask for time to examine your recount. 

Alderman Hersey — The Aldermua was promptly 
seated upon the report made bv the last committee. 
That is the case now. The gentleman who appears 
to be elected should be seated. 

Alderman Hall— Do you want to be seHing and 
unseating the'ii? You were on the first committee 
and were positive it was right, and now you Know it 
is wrong. Do you want to be seating and unseating 
men all summer? 

Alderman Hersey — I was positive until it was de- 
111 instrated that our count was not correct. I did '..ot 
count all tjie precincts. The present count is en- 
titled to moie credit because the duty was less. You 
can count two names with less liability to err than 
you can thirty. I think the report itself shows just 
where the errors in the other count were made. 

Akierman Haldeman— I will r ot agree with the 
Alderman that the last count has any advantages 
over the previous one. On the contrary, it is not 
worthy of confidence at all. I insist upon the origi- 
nal position I have taken. The count of last year 
was made by men absolutely disinterested, many of 
them no longer in this board -it was their last term. 
There was nothing whatever at staKe as to candidates 
or a claim for a seat. It was not a contested seat. It 
was a general recouut of all the ballots, and nothing 
whatever was at stake in reference to particular par- 
ties. It har.pene<l that one Alderman was deprived 
of a seat. Now, what is the situation this year? We 
have a deadlock in this board. The party lines are 
drawn. We are to stand up and be counted each 
time. It is six and six, or 6, 5, and 1. That is 
the way it lies been running vote after vote. 
Your Honor has been obliged to come here, 
fill the chair and appoint all our committees. There 
is a deadlock. A great deal is to be done the balance 
of the year. Who is going to be at the head? Who 
is going to take the loaves and fishes, if there are 
any? Who is going to preside, at the Aldermen's 
table across the%treei? All tnose questions are to be 
determined. Nov? when this seat is contested and 
so much is hinging upon it, common decency, it no- 
thing else, in a narty sense, ohould have made the 
committee equally divided. There are two Demo- 
crats upon the opposite side of the hall who were not 
upon the last committee and had nothing at ttake. 
Tney could nave njade the delegation complete just 
as easy as not. When you tell me that a partisan 
count is to be accepted I am not prepared to ac- 
cede to it. I insist upon the entire board ex- 
aminirg those ballots, and I think it is very bad 
taste for these aeii lemen to try and cram" that 
down our threats. I don't believe they think 
themselves it is fair in politics as in war, though in 
love they say all things are fair. I at least shall re- 
sist It as long as I can. If we are overslaughed of 
course we cannot help it. I hone this thing will be 
allowed to rest, tbat tbi > reoort will not be accepted, 
and we will be given time to counsel together and see 
our way out of this maze with decency, self-respect, 
and honor to ourselves and the city. 

Alderman Stebbins— When the Alderman says this 
committee was appointed for partisan purposes', there 
is — 

Alderman Haldeman — I did not say the committee 
was appointed for partisan purposes. 

Alderman Stebbins — M.r. Reporter, will you refer 
to youi- notes. 

The Kenorter began to refer to bis notes. 

Alderman Hpldeman — If I said it, I withdraw the 
remark partisan purpores.and make it partisan com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Stebbins— When the Alderman says it 



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wos a partisan committee appointed by jriu, Mr. 
Ma>or, lie states that which !i>* may believe, but 
wbicli nine out of ten honest iiitizens of Boston will 
deny anl disbelieve. 1 do not believe it would be in 
your uiake-up. I think I know something of the 
fjcDtleman who presides here to-day. He would not 
ai'poi'H a conimittt-e tor thit purpose, nor would he 
swerve ore hair from such a position. It has already 
been stated how the coninrttee was appointed. He 
went around the room In rouMne. For the Al- 
d<rman to state what he has stateil. is unfair, 
and 1 believe he siatfs that which he does not 
believe. Now, sir, when he intiuiates that there 
is some' biiig at stake in tlii< case besides d'jing jus- 
tice he descends to party twadille. He says one ol 
the issues is, Who shall preside at the hotel opposite 
and who shall take the loaves ano fi-hes? iiefor,- 
this board adjOurns I desire to say something about 
loaves and lisiies, and what it his cost the city ot 
Boston for loaves and tishe<. I think he will have 
enough ot that before we get through. We have 
he 'e a question far hi<rber. It is to preserve the 
dianity of this iiourd, to jrive to the representative ol 
the citizens of Boston, wl.om thev l.ave sent here, 
his rights; and if the Alderuian desires to examine 
the 107 ballot-boxes one h ur or a day, let him lake 
them, if he can get anv satisfaction out ,.f 
them. 'I'heu if they will hriiif: in a report 
which will convince us that Mr. Frost was not 
legally seated v-f will adopt that. He knowx it 
well. He knows in bis own heart that Mr. Frost 
is li^gally entitled to this seat here. The geDilcnian 
opposite, Mr. Antaony, stated bar he believe* it was 
an honest count. H there is an honest man here, it 
is Mr. Anthony. I shall lake his word and shall 
vote to accept (he report of the committee. 

The question was ui>on Aldcriija'i Caldwell's "lo- 
tion to consider the report in Committee of the 
A\hole. 

■Vldeiuian StebViins — What will be the effect of 
that? 

A'dermun Haldea-an — It is a question upon the 
acceptance of the report. 

The Mayer — No motion has been made to accept 
the report. 

Alderman Sladc— I move to accept the report. 

The Mayor— The question is upon the passage of 
the resolution as presented by tiie committee, which 
the chair will read. 

\ldermaii Hall— I rise to a point of order. J 
believe we should first accept the report, and then 
act upon the resolve offered by the committee. Am 
I riu'ht, Mr. Clerk? 

The City Clerk — The question is upon the resolu- 
tion reported by the comn ittce. 

Alderman Hall— Is it not upon the report of the 
comiuinee tirst, and then upon the resolution? 

The Citv Clerk— No, sir. 

The Mayor read ihe resolution .ind announced the 
question to be upon its i>ass gB. 

Alderman Woolle\ — It seems to me something un- 
usual foi the resolution reported by a committee to 
lake preeecience of their report. I may be wrong. 
I| have had ihc honor of siiiiue in this board, this is 
my tilth year, and it is the first iiistacce I over 
knew a vote to be taken on ihe resolution reported 
by a committee before accepting their repoit. The 
motion is generally put upon acceptmtr the report 
and then adopting the resolution recoinme:ded tiy 
them. While I do not wish to disagree with our old 
and efficient clerk in this matter, it >lill seems to me 
a question which should be decided by our legal ad- 
viser, whether this is proper or not. 

The Mayor— It ii is the pleasure of the board, the 
question will be divided, first uoon the acceptance 
of the report and then upon the adoption ot the 
resolution. Th- question is upon the acceptance of 
the majority report. 

Alderman Ha:' read Rule 14 of the Board of Al- 
dermen : 

•'No meu-ber shall lie permitted to vote, or serve on 
any committee, on anyqucstion where his private 
right is immediately concerned, distinct from the 
public interest.'- 

Alderman H -.rt a.«ked if umler that rule Alderman 
Whitteii liad a right to vote upon this question. 

The Mayor— The Chair rules that he has no right 
to vote, but he bus a right i' speak. 

Alderman Haldeiiian— I hope you will not make 
that decision. The rule says that his private right 
must be disticct froiu the public interest. Is not a 
question ot this kind one ot public interest? Mr. 
Whitten is a member of this tioard, and until his seat 
lias been declared vacsnt, it is an outrage still worse 
than the counting of him out, and the manner in 
which it has been done, to deprive him of a vote. 1 
hope y u will rot insist upon that decision. It is im- 
proper and eminently unjust. We have asked for 



time. Tliit thing has been forced upon us. This snap 
judgment is grossly improper. I am astonished that 
the Chair should make a decision uf this kind. The 
interests of the city are at stake very much more 
than the interests of any one Alderman. I claim it 
is public interest that he should have h's vote, and 
should stand here with the rest of the board in hav- 
ing lull and clean handed justice. 

The Mayor — The Cliair bases bis ruling upon the 
following principle of law laid down lij .^IcCrary in 
his "American Law of Kleclions:" 

(267, puge 197.) "On the trial of a contested elec- 
tion before a board or legislative body, the members 
returned as elected are not competent to vote upon 
the question cf tlie validity of their own election." 

Alderman Woolley — It seems to me the question of 
the acceptance . f the report does not apply to the 
decision you have made. The law quoted does cover 
the passage of the resolve. 

Alderman Hersev-Alttiouah it strikes my side. I 
must agree with the Alderman who has lost spoken, 
I have Cushing's Manual up .n that iioint. It seems 
to mo it is entiiely a que-iion for the Alderman to 
decide for himself, whether he will vote or not,— a 
question of good taste. 

Alderman Htrsey's eyesight being baa, at his re- 
quest Alderman Wiiinen lead the'^sectioiis of Cush- 
ing's Farliameotary Law and I'rafttice bearing upon 
t^e (question, lo the effect that nienibers were de- 
i)arred f rom voting only where their pecuniary in- 
terest was at stake. 

Alderman Hersey— Under that reading the Alder- 
man could be allowed to vote. I wish to be fair 
ab(>ut this. 

The Mayor— It is perfectly competent for the 
board to reverse the decision of the Chair. 

Alderman Stebbins— The closing )mragraph of the 
report states that Mr. Frost has received more votes 
than Mr. W'hitten, and the report recommends the 
passage of the resolve. That is the whole subject 
we have been discussing. To allow a member to vote 
upon that and not upon the other is hair splitting lo 
a very tine degrte. I think the aeei.-ion of the Cha'r 
is correct. 

Alderman WooUey appealed from the decision of 
the Chair, and or. tlie question beirg taken the board 
reiu-sed to sustain the Chair, 5 for, 7 against. 

The question was put upon accepting the report, 
and the vote stood yeas 0, nays 0: 

Yeas — Aldermen Hart, Hersey, Pratt. Slale, Steb- 
bins, White— G. 

Nays — Aldermen Anthouv, Caldwell, Haldeman, 
Hall, Whitten, Wooliex- 6. " 
The Cha r dedired the report not accepted. 
Alderman Woolley moved a reconsideration hop- 
ing it would not prevail. 

Aldeiman Stebbins— If the report is not accepted 
there is no order before the board. That is all I have 
to say. 

Alderman Hersey — I suppose this means that the 
boaid propose not to seat the member entitled to it 
by tLe count. We ought to understand that this is 
to let Alderman Whitten retain his seat when he is 
not entitled to it, and I don't believe he wishes that. 
Alderman Caldwell — I shall vote to recoi:sider. I 
think something should lie done with the rejiort. If 
it i- reconsidered 1 shall move that the report be re- 
ferred to the full board. 

Alderman Woolley withdrew the motion to recon- 
sider 

Alderman Haldeman- I protest against the insin- 
uation that tilts reconsideration is for tlie purpose of 
outraging the contestant, or preventing him from 
taking a seat he is entitled to Wo demanded that the 
questions in dispute be settl.'d bv the whole board. 
An effort was made to bulldoze us and thrust down 
our throats a one-sid'id 'eporr, which is neither just, 
proper nor equiiable. That is the reason why we 
have acted in this way to secure pr<itection. 

Alderman Slade moved that the resolve offered by 
the majority of the committee be adapted. 

Alderman Woolle" raised the point of order that 
the acceptance of the report having been refused, 
the resolve was not properly l)efore the house. 

Alderman Slade offered the resolve as new matter 
on bis own responsibility. 

Alderman Woolley called for a decision, and the 
Chair decided that it could be offered as new matter. 
Aldtrman Woolley appealed from the decision of 
the Chair, and called" for the yeas and nays. 

Alderman Haldeman said the resolution being 
offered as new matter should lie over for one we»k. 
The Mayor was about to put the question upon 
whether tlie resolve should have a second reading at 
this meeting, but .\lderiuan Hart inquired whether 
Alderman Whitten had a right to vole upon it, and 
the Chair ruled that he had not. 
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and 
He 



the Chair. He regretted to see a disposition on the 
part of certain luembersj to pre«s the maiter unfaii-ly, 
and he owed it to hiiuself aoo his constituents to re- 
sist the crosfding; of a njatter through the board in 
that way. 

Alaerman Hersey asked that some member state 
why Aklermaii VVhitten had no right to vote. 

Alderman Haldeuiar said Mr. Whitten's vote was 
necessary to protect themselves trom an ou'rage car- 
ried with a liisih hand. If the eoraruittee had a 
reasonable aiuount of self-respect they would not 
object to a reasonable amount of scrutiny. It looks 
ftispicious for them to object and light it inch by 
inch. He would not be satislieil until those ballots 
were prouuced hefore the full board. 

Alderman Siade said this was the first time it 
ever been asken to have sucli a report iaid over. 
■ Alderman Haldeman said they fiesired time. 

Alderman Slade said it appeared to be time 
nothing' else. He believed tlie count correct, 
called attention to the fact that the coniinitlee found 
3.5 votes for Alderman VVhilten in a predict which 
Alderman Haldeman counted, but did not give him. 
That was a mistake or a blunder. He did not attrib- 
ute it to dishonesty. 

Alderman Hart read section 297 from McOrarv on 
elections to show that a member voting in his own 
contested case was like the same person being a par- 
ty to a suit and a judge. "The court d.e? not put it 
too stronsfly when it says for a man to cnnoiitute 
himself a judge in his own cause is indelicate and n- 
deceiit." No man standing up in his own right 
would vote, whether the board let him or not, and 
Alderman V\ hitteu would not when be acts tor liim- 
self. 

Alderman Haldeman said they were voting to de- 
lay proceedings until tbe whole board can act on the 
ballots, which are in the hanos of the board and 
should be acted upon. It loolis very suspicious to 
see geiitlem'T fighting as they do. 

Alderman Hart siid the proper thing to Iw done 
was to seat Mr, Frost tirst, and then he would agree 
to have tne bailots examined, and if any errors were 
found .lustice should be done. 

Alderman Hersev said that, as the rules of court 
were superior to <Xtshing's Manual, he would have 
to change his action. 

Alderman Haldeman contended that the rule of 
the board did not apply to tbe case. 

AkieriiiaTi Uhittec — Perhaos it will be well for me 
to make a brief statement before this matter goes 
any further. As I have already acquired a good 
deal of notoriety which is very distasteful to me, I 
think it due to myself that I shi'uld say something. 
Alderman Hart has nut me in a very unpleant posi- 
tion. I have known him a good many years. 1 
think he will bear me out in sajing thai the com- 
munity have always regarded me as an honest man. 
I would not keep tbis seat one minute if I did not 
believe it belonged to me. 3 don't know as it does. 
I was counted in by as fair a committee as couh) be 
appointeil. Alderman Viles, who is considered al- 
most next to Alderman Slade, who is almost the 
father ol this board, will bear me out in saying 
that no committee ever ti-ied to do their duty mere 
conscientiously than tl ty dio. Alderman Hersey 
was upon that committee. I think he feels stil! 
that it was "he intention of the committee to count 
fairiv. I was given the certificate, and I supposed 
the seat honestly belonged to me. 1 never had an 
intimation that there was anything wrong ab'.ut it, 
or tiiat aiiyb-.oy suspected anything wront until I 
heard that Alderman Fro-t was going to. contest my 
seat. I was astonishec because I had been told he 
was satisfied with tlie count an I would not cont<>st. 
Then th.'re was a petition and a new commit:ee 
appointed a week ago. I don't believe your Honor 
intended tin a moment to appoint an unfair commit- 
tee. I believe vou were perfectly conscientiou- and 
hone-t in it, and 'hilt the committee was composed 
of honest men. I would trust them to count all the 
money I have or expect to have, or put it h, their 
keeping:, and I would trust them to count my votes 
where there was nothing at stake but simplv the 
counting. But the point is a very nice one. Four 
of them were elected on one ticket. It is no more 
than human tor them in giving their decision 
)f any such question came np, if it was lair to give it 
agmiist me, to do so, and it is no more than liuman trj 
expect that thev would do it. Now it couies down to 
the acceptance of the report, I have had no time to 
look into the matter. It is brought in with.iut myself 
or any of iny triends knowing how it was made up 
to a certain extent. I have a moniorandum of my 
own counting here, wliicli perhaps I might as well 
mention now as I may not have another opportunity, 
and as I have been severely criticised l)y some of the 
daily press for having counted on (be first committee. 



The public know that I requested the Aldermen to 
excuse me, and they refused, and tlie committee 
urged me to count, and I good naturedly did it 
because I did not wish to shirk work. In ten 
precincts counted bv Alderman Hersey and my- 
selt we gave 1757 for Whitten, and this commit' 
tee gave 1752. We gave 1-116 lor Frost and 
this committee gave him 1415. A good deal 
has been said about employing clerks, and the rtebit 
and credit system. In some fifteen precincts the 
count by Mr. Richardson ar.cl myself for Whitten 
was 2284, and tbe present conimitlee's count was 2283. 
Whitten and Richardson counted for Frost 2507, and 
the present committee make it 2508. I simply refer 
to that because I would liKe to go upon the record as 
having counted honestly. I thmk the public will 
bear me out in that. Well now, we come to the 
decision of your Honor. Of course it is under.>tood 
that under that ruling you can carry anything you 
choose. 1. am barred from voting, and might just as 
well walk ouf; tir^t as last. I want this Dourd and the 
public to distinctly understand that I don't want this 
seat it it does nor belong to me. All we ask is a little 
delay, and let the full Board of Alaermen count 
those ballots and decide upon the cases as 
they come up. It is a very slight difference 
and if thev show that Mr. Frost has one 
vote more than I have you will i. ever bear 
one word from me in protest ; I wiP most willingly 
vacdte tnis seat. But I doi^'t think it is fair 
under the circumstances to prevent my having ihat 
justice done me. If I don't get justice now 1 never 
will have it. You must remember that I have a con- 
stituency. I was elected by one of the great par- 
ties. In justice to them and in fair play it is nonmre 
than right and proper that the full board should take 
tiirse votes and count them, and if they find I am 
not fleeted, the public will be satisfied, and I will be 
satisfied. 

Alderman Hart — Aloermaii Whitten and myself 
have been friends a good many years. So far ms I 
am concerned I am still a frieudof bis. Our per- 
sonal relations have nothing to do wi;h this question. 
Facts are stubborti things, when we find them 
we must follow them. I was appointed on 
the committee not by my solici'aticn. I have 
counted as nearly correct'^ as God would let ice, 
and reported the fact?. >i r. Frost is the n^an elecfed 
and IVlr. Whitten has been defeated. I have been 
forced to bring np tbe decisirn of tbe courts in tbis 
matter. Aldernnin Whitten; actin? by himself, is an 
honorable man. But it be votes in the interest of 
the great party thMt took him up and'elected him he 
will vote as they tell bira, and that is the whole mat- 
tej in a nutshell. 

Alderman Whitten — Alderman Hart is appealing 
to my delicacy of feeling in order to prevent my 
voting, so that he may at once vote me out of the 
board. That is hardly fair. I im not here trying to 
keep tbi* seat. I don't want it if it belongs to Alder- 
man Frost. 

Alderman Hart — We know you don't. 

Alderman Whitten— Here is a committee of five 
men. The public at large take sides in politics. If 
tbe Alderman can afford to go before tbe public with 
the statement ttiat four Republicans counted me out 
by 30 votes, I can afford it it be can. It is only one- 
tenth of a vote to each precinct. On a recount 
by this board it might be more or less. But I fed it 
due to me that a little time should he given and that 
those votes si ould be examined. I venture to assert 
that no ottier comndttee will make those votes come 
out as this comn.ittee made them. 

Alnerman Haldeman — That is just what they are 
afTiaidof. 

Alderman Slade— Not by a darned sight. 

Aldernan Hersey said if there was »ny chance of 
the count beino- pri'ven incorrect he would vote for 
delay. He did not see how any count could be 
fairer. 

Alderman Slade asPed if it made a man honest or 
dishonest according to the ))aity which elected him. 

Alderman Whitten — Not at all. Tliis com ting of 
votes has got to be a farce, and the public think'^so. 
They do not understand matters as well as wc do 
among ourselves. I have nothing to do with the 
daily press ex^'ept to buy it for 3 cents a copy, but if 
you read it \ ou will find there is a ver\ strong feel- 
ing in tbe community that tmir men of one party 
should not count votes aLd count out a man 
by a very small majority who was on another 
ticket — count him out by .36 majority in a 
vote of 40,000 — and they consider it is not a 
fair make-ui) of the committee. I believe every man 
on the c^mlnift^e honest, but there is diss'.itisfaelion 
in the community, and they never will believe it is 
right, if you count me out ni tbis manner. The mo- 
ment I decide 1 cannot vote, that moment I am 



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counted out, and that is where the UDfairresa lie?. 
Let tije whole Doard. leaviii};' me and one other off, 
count those votes, and it you tiud I ain not elected, 
you will have no more trouble with me or uiy 
friends. 

Alrieruiaii Hart — If I am to be set up as a counter 
against a Uemocriitic counter, 1 wish to he counteil 
out. If .Mr. Antlioiiv hud said he believed those 
ballots were not counted ri(;bt, I would vote for a 
recount. He wis on tin committee, .and said it was 
an honest count. He was a jjood representative of 
Mr. Whiitcn, and every meinber of tue com- 
mittee snnply tried to do his best and have 
an hone^l count, and was as good a represen- 
tative of Mr. '\Vhitten as .Mr. Anthony wa^. 1 don't 
propose to be set up against another counter. 

Alderni.in Whitten — .Mr. Anthonv said he counted 
44 precincts. He diiln't count half there are. 

AUiermaii Hart — He counted every precinct where 
there was a .single variaiiou against you or in favor 
of Mr. Frost. 

.\l.ierman Anthony— The Ald( riuan is in error. 
If he will remember, 1 did not count some of the 
p:ecincts. 

.Alderman Hart — What did you say when you 
didn't do it? 

Aldeim.in .Vnthony — Pass it. 

Al'.eruiau Harl — Amen, all right — tint is what you 
said. 

Alderman Anthony— I deny that I said the word 
amen. 

Alderman Haldeiiian thought they had a man of 
straw and were all pluckim: athiiu. He believed 
the count was accurate and liad uo tault to tind with 
i . He wanted to get at the adjudication of the 
questiims that arose, and insisted that ballots had 
been thrown out with Mr. Whitteu's name upon 
them. 

.\lderman Hart said the Alderman didn't know 
anything about it. 

Ai<ienuan Haldenian tiiought he coulil see Charles 
y. \VliiUen on a piece of paper when Alderman 
HarL could not, and would not dare to see it with 
the chairmanship of ilu; board at slake. It isa par- 
tisan tiybt and tbey are trving to appeal to -Mr. 
AVhitten's sensitive na'ure by showing that he is 
buUdozrtl by the Demociatic party. The committee 
did I'Ot want the board to see h.wthey did it. 

Alilerman Sleujins hoped Alderman Whitlen 
would continue rt-ading his count as be had omitted 
some of the precincts. 

Alderman Whitten said he bad asked Mr. Priest 
for a copy and had reccive<l this, and was not aware 
of any errors. If the Alderman wisheu to impugn 
hi* tionestv and intejrr'ty, now was the time. 

Alderman Stebbins said he charged uo man with 
fraud hut simply called attention to the oihcial re- 
port of the proceedings of l-i>t jear. He asked 
AldTinan Antliony if at any time there was any 
divisi in oi opinion as to what l)aliots should be 
counted for Mr. Whitten, and whether or not every 
ballot brought to the atteBtion of the committee was 
not aiveii to him, whether there was a single decis- 
ion asain>t him? 

Al;l< rui>in Anthony — The gentleman would do bet 
ter bj asking the chairman of the committee. Abler 
luan Siade, as ev^rj thing was referred to him in that 
matter. 

Alderman Slade — The ohairuian did cotdeciae any 
question that was not unanimously approved by the 
whole comi'iittee. In every questioii where there 
was the slightest doubt manifested by any member 
the ballot wis eiven .Mr. Whitten. 

Alderman Wliitten— Does Alderuaan Slade think 
he can recount those ballots and have them come out 
just as tlie> did? 

Alderman Slnde— I do. I do. 

Alderman Whiiten — I don"t. 

The <iecisioii of the Chair was not sustained — 6 
for, 6 against — l)y a yea and nay vote as before. 

Alderman Caldwell moved to lav upon the table. 
Lo-t — 6 for, 6 against. 

The question was put upon giving the resolve a 
second readii^g at this meeting and was lost — jeas 6, 
nays C, the same ;is brfore. 

The resolve weat over under the rule. 

PETITIONS KEFKBKED. 

To the Joint Committee on Clai/ns — Charles Burrill, 
renewing his petition to be compcDsated for hi* ser- 
vices and expenses in tillinir the quota of the City of 
Boston in 18i;4, he having never received any com- 
pensation for the same. 

Ann .McFall, for damaees for personal injuries re- 
ceived from a fall on an icy sidewalk at 111 Main 
street, Chariestown, Janu iry 2, 1882. 

Be.<sie .McUuire, ^o be compensated for personal in- 
juries received in Kuggles street Jan. 7, 1882. 



To the Committee on Claims on the part of the 
/ioarrf.— W. T. Bubier & Co., to be paid for ballot 
boxes liiruished to the city in 1881. 

To the Committee on Jkealth on t'le part of the 
Board. — John Gatcly, to occupy a new wooaen stable 
tor two horses on Charles street near Baker street. 
Ward 2o. 

'/'o the Committee on Lumps. — Silas Peirce and 
others, that an electric light be placed by the citj at 
201 North street. 

Harvey Scudder and others, tluit lamps be placed 
on Sumner (,'ouit, Dorchester. 

To the Committee on .Purvey and Inspection of 
Duildmgs on the part of the Board. — Brush Electric 
Light Company, to erect and use 2 additional steam 
boilcisot 100 "horse power each at 3, 5 ana 7 Lan- 
cas' er street. 

7V) the < ommittee on Pauing.— Robert U. Richards, 
for a crosswalk on Trovidence stieet. 

Geo. B. Ta) lor, for a brick sidewalk in front of 
Hotel Clifton, on ColumlMis avenue. 

Patrick Keuuey and others, that Wicklow street, 
Brighton, be aiaded and macadamized. 

Geo. A. Wilson and others, that t^ainbridge street, 
from B. & A K. K. crossing to Washington street, 
be niacadamiiced. 

Geo. T. Paine and others, that Washington street, 
from Cambridge street to Newton line, be macadam- 
ized. 

G. T. Burkhardt, for leave to erect plattoroi on 
Parker street, adjacent to his ice-house, tor tempo- 
rary use. 

Edward Henshaw, for leave to remove a sign from 
sidewalk at 52 Hieb street, to sidewalk 46 Lincoln 
street. 

N. E. Weston Electric Light Company, for leave 
to set poles in certain sti eets in tli'> north section of 
the city. 

Moses Kimball, for a ral^<ed circle in Park square 
as a place of refuge from danuer to foot passengers 
between the two portions of Boyl-ton street. 

Joseph P. Shaw and othei-s, that Urookline avenue 
be macadamized from Chemical avenue to Boylscon 
street and sidewalk made. 

L. A. Howird and others, for certain edgestones 
and sidewalks on Egiestun square, and that the 
street be macai;aniize<l. 

James H. Morton and others, that Mt. Hope stieet 
be graded and gravelled frmn Hyde Park avenue to 
Canterbury .-itreet. 

N. V. & N. E. B. B. Co. for a crossing across 
Federal s'reet at Essex street. 

Joseph Green, for leave to occupy a new wooden 
stable for 20 horses on Dove street, near E street, 
"Ward 14. 

Patrick Hart, for a license to sprinkle certain 
streets in Dor.diesfer. 

Brush Electric Light Co., to erect poles on Atlan- 
tic avenue, Federal, Knceland aiul Eliot street*. 

PETITION' FOR STE.\M E.VGINE. 

A petition for leave to locate and use steam engine 
of 200 liorse-po*er, wa< received from X. E. Weston 
Electric Light Co. at 46-48 Eastern avenue, and an 
order ot notice was passed for a hearing thereon on 
Monday, Feb. 6tb,at 4 P. M. 

PAPERS FROM COMMON COtrXCIL. 

Report and adoption of joint rules of City Council. 
(City Doc. No. 7.) Rules apopted ih concurrence. 

Onler to refer report of 1881 on laborers' pay io 
the .loint Soecial Committee on that subject. 
Passed in concurrence. 

•Report to allow the Committee on Legislative 
Matters to make expenaiture of .$.501') in the per- 
formance of duties. I'assed in cimcurrence; yeas 
12, nays 0. 

Order for t;ity Surveyor to make purchases of sup- 
plies, materials, etc., for bis department. Passwl in 
concurrence. 

Order for Superintendent of Health to make pur- 
chases of supplies, materials, etc., for his depart- 
ment. Pa>s€cl in c ncurrence. 

Order for Mayor to petition ihe legi.dature for the 
repeal of so much of the City Charter as provides 
for general meetings of citizens. Passed in concur- 
rence. 

Report and order to add $8()0 to Continjjent Fund 
of ^he Common Council. Order passed m concur- 
rence. Yeas U, nays 0. 

Report in favor of granting the request of the 
Board of .Assessors for the sum ol $4600 for copying 
injured books in this department. Referred to Com- 
mittee on Finance, in concurrence. 

Orders for the appointment of nominating commit- 
tees on: Superintendent of Printine, Siiperinteodect 
of Public Buildings, City Architect. Commmissioiier 
on Prison-Point liridae. Corporation Counsel, Record 



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ComraissioDers. The board conciirred, and tbe May- 
or appointed tbe tollowing: 

Oa Public Parks— Aldermen Pratt, Haldeman, 
Hall. 

Superintendent of Public Buildings— Aldermen 
Woolley, White. 

City Architect — Aldermen Slade, Haldeman. 

Commissioner of Prison-. •'oiut Bridge — Aldermen 
Caldwell and Pratt. 

Report nominatiDg Alderman Hersey, and Messrs. 
Bigelow an'i Ed<ly as Directors for Public Instiiu- 
tioDS, and election of Alderman Hersey, and Messrs. 
Bigelow and Uevlio as above Directors. Report ac- 
cepted in concurreoce, ana tlje board proceeded to 
ballot. Couimi;tee— Aldermen Hart, Anthony: 

Whole number of ballots 12 

Necessarv tor a choice 7 

A 10 emian Charles H Hersey had 9 

Chilton Waite 2 

' Councilman I houas H. Devlin 7 

" Austin bigelow 7 

•• Otis Eddy 7 

• Alderman Hersey was electerl in coucurrecce. A 

seconil ballot was taken : 

Ihomas H. Devlin had 7 

Otis Eddy had 7 

Austin bigelow tiad 8 

Mr Bigelow was elected in concurrence. A third 
ballot was taken: 

Otis Kddy had 5 

Thomas li. Devh ■ had 7 

Mr. Devlin was elected in concurrence. 

Report nomiuating Alderman Caldwell and Dud- 
ley K. Child as managers of tbe Oid Soath As-ocia- 
tioi), and election of Alderman Caldweil and Thomas 
R. Mathews as such nanagers. Report accepted in 
concurrence. An election wa,s ordered. Committee 
—Aldermen Caldwell, Pratt: 

Whole number of ballots 12 

Jtecessary fur a fhoice 7 

Alderman Josept^ Caldwell had 11 

CouiK-ilman 'rijomas H. ,\iathew3 8 

Councilman Dudley K. Child 4 

Messrs. Caldwell and MatL'ews were elected in 
concurrence. 

Report nominating Alderman Stebbins and Charles 
E.Pratt as trustees ot the Public Librarv, anii elec- 
tion of said Trustees. Report accepted in cfncur- 
rence. An election wa.-* ordered. Committee— 
Aldermen Haldeman, Hart: 

Whole number of ballots IS 

Necessary lui' a choice. 7 

Alderman Solomon B. Stebbins had 11 

CouncilmMi Cha,rles K. Prait 6 

Councilman Wm. U.Whitmore 6 

Mr. Stebbins was elected in concurreDce. A second 
ballot was taken: 

Charles E. Pratt had 6 

W. H . Whitmore had 6 

There being no cuoice, a third ballot was taken: 

Charles E. Pratt had 5 

William H. Whitmore 5 

There being no choice, Alderman Slade moved that 
further Consideration of the subject be nostpced for 
one week. 

Alderman Haldeman — One Alderman voted for 
one candidate and didn't erase *^he name of the other. 
Perhaps we better have one more ballot. 

Alderman Stebbins — Refer it to the full board. 

Alderman Siade withdrew his motion and a fourth 
ballot was taken : 

W. It. Whitmore had 6 

Chas. E. Pratt 6 

And there was bO choice. 

On motion ot Alderman Slade, further considera- 
tion of Che subject was postponed for one week. 

Alderman Hersey asked to be relieved from serv- 
ing on the Committee to Inspect the Prison and 
Houses of DcteiitiOH, he havinjj been elected a Di- 
rector fiir Public Institutions. The board Voted to 
excuse him. 'riieiVavor said he would till the va- 
canc.N at a future meeting. 

Notices of the anpointment of the following mem- 
bers of the <;ontuon Council to fill vacancies on com- 
mittees, viz. ; 

On OrdinaDces- Mr. Emery. 

Joint Rules — Mr. Oreenough. 

City Hospital Trustees — Mr. Daly. 

On Methods of Counting Ballots — Mr. Walsh. 

Placed on table. 

REPORTS OF OITY OFFICERS. 

Weighers and Inspectors of Lighters. — Report for 
quarter ending Dec. 31, 1881, receiots $268.65, ex- 
penses $33.05, divided by incumbents $255.50. Sent 
down. 



Legislative Matters.— First report of the Com 
mittee on i^egislacive Matters (City Doc. 18.) Sent 
dcwu. 

Cambridge Bridges.— FAeyenth annual report (City 
Doc. 15) cf tbe Commissioner on West Boston, Canal 
and Prison Point Bridges for 1881. Sent clown. 

SeaJer of Weights and Measures. — Annual lepoit 
for the year 1881 (City Doc. 14. ^ Sent down. 

ALDERMEN'S CONTINGENT FUND. 

The Mayor submitted a report from the Finance 
Committee representing that the balance ot the 
aporopriation for the Contingent Fund of the Board 
of "Aldermen Jan. 1, 1882, was $611.28, and that there 
are approved bills in the Aauitor's office amounting 
to $1252.90. They recommend the passage uf the 
following order providii/g the means to pay the bills 
already incurred, and meet the expenses during the 
balance of the year: 

Ordereo, That the Auditor of Accounts be and he 
is hereby aatherized to transfer trom tbe Reserved 
Fund to the appropriation for the Contingent Fund 
of the Board uf Aldermen $1500. 

Order read once. 

SALARIES. 

Ald.irman Whitten submitted a report from the 
.loiut Committee on Ordinances on the ordinance to 
amend an ordinance in relation to salaries, referred 
from last year, recommending that the same be re- 
ferred lo tiie Committee on Salaries. Accepted and 
referred -iccordingiy. 

SURVEY AND INSPECTION OF BUILDINGS. 

Alderman Anthony submitted the following from 
the Joint Committee on Survey and Inspection of 
Buildings: 

Ordered, Tliat the Inspector of Buildings, with 
the approval of the Coih-juittee on the Survey and 
Inspection of Buildings, be authorized to employ 
such clerical a sistance in addition to that allowed 
by ordinance, as may be needed, to purchase such 
supplies atid materials and incirrsuch other expenses 
as may be necessary, the expense thereof not to ex- 
ceed the amount appropriated, to be charged to the 
Appropriation for the Inspection of Buildings. 

Passed. Sent down. 

Report on the order referred from last year by the 
Common Council, for a petition to theG nerid Court 
to amend Chap. 197 or the Acts of 1880 so that it 
shall not apply to buildings m the City of Boston — 
That the coiiimii tee of last year very carefully pre- 
pared amendments to the building law including the 
amendment to Chai). 197 of the Acts of 1880. They 
recommend the pa sage ot an order— That the 
Legislative Committee, together with the City Solici- 
tor, be requested to urge the passase of the amend- 
ments to the building law as submitted la.«t year. 

Order passed. Sent down 

Report OQ the coinnmnlcation ot the Mayor, re- 
ferred among the uuHi ished b'lsiness from last vear, 
relative to the supervision of elevators, and an order 
passed Aug. 4, 1881, relating to the same subject — 
That the committee fully realize the importacce of 
the subject and are thonmghly convinced tnat pu- 
ditional legislation is not only needed, but positively 
demanded, ill order that our citizens, in the use of 
elevators, may have reasonable protection to life 
and limb. The use of elevators having become 
so fiene'al, and accidents of so frequent oc- 
currence, it is evident that their construction and 
maiiauenient should be controlled by statute or ordi- 
nance. Tbe committee of last year prepared a bill 
which meets the requirements. The' committee re- 
commend the passage of an order — That the Com- 
mittee on Legislative Matters be requested to favor 
the passag"^ of the bill referred to, relating to the 
control and s-upervision uf elevators m the City of 
Bos'op. Older passed. Sent down. 

Reports and orders granting permits to erect 
wooden buildings, as follows: 

Eastern Railroad Coii.pany, Rutherford avenue, 
opposite Winchester street, Wa'd 5. 

N. Y. & N. E. Railroad Company, Commonwealth 
Flats, Ward 13. 

J. H.Pote & Co., Rutherford avenue, rear of 
Miller street, W^ard 5, two buildings. 

Albert T. Stearns, Taylor street, near Water street, 
Ward 21. 

Henry M. Wightman, Agent, Old Harbor Point 
Wharf. 

Maiison & Whitine, 637 Main street; J. O. Whitten, 
Upton street; A. C. Richmond. Boston street; A. H, 
Allen, Cambridge street; Joseph P. Shaw, Brooksiae 
avenue; Eastern Railroad Couipany, .Vlarginal street; 
G. F. Burkhardt, Halleck street — additions. 

EdnionH Coulson & Co., to erect two wooden huild- 
ines on River street, near Cedar street, Ward 24. 

Ira Russell & Co., on Albany street, Ward 17. 



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W. H. Leatherbee & Son, Albany street, comer 
East Dedham street., Ward 17, 

Orders passed. Sent down. 

Report on tuc coiuinnnication of tbe Mayor, re- 
ferred amoDu' 'be uutiiiisbed business from last year, 
relative to greater prelection of life and property 
against tire, ti>gptlier with an order for the Mnyor 
to petition tlie Geneial ('ourt at its next session tor 
such amendiueuts to tlie huiiain»j acs as will secure 
greater protection of life and property agaiust (iie, 
aiul recouimeiiiiiig the passage of the order. 

Report accepted and said o' <ier passed. 

Report on tbe eoiniuunioation of the Inspector of 
Builuines relative to supervision and coutrol of 
methods of plumbing in l>ulldings (referred among 
the untiiiished t)u-siiiess from last year) ret^omra-nd- 
ins tbe passage of an order — That his Honor tbe 
Mayor he requested to petition t e legislature now 
ill session for authority to enable tbe Cits of Boston 
to ciiuirol and supervise the methods of plumbing in 
buildings now or beieafter erected. Order passed. 
Scot down. 

LICf.HSKS. 

AMermm Anthony submitted the following from 
the Committee on Licen.-es: 

Miiors' applications .be granteil 20 newsbojs. 
Accepted. 

Report and order eslablisbing rules to restrain and 
regulate sales by uiiuors, etc., (the same as at present 
in force, precisely.; Order passed. 

IIAKBOR — NEW BKIDGE TO TAMBUIDGE. 

Alderman Caldwell submitted the following from 
ttie Cemmittee on tUe Harbor: 

Ordered, That the Committee on the Harbor be 
authorized to make arraugenient.-i for keeoing the 
harbor clear of loe, to allow the passage ot vessels 
therein , at an expense not exceeding $1200, to be 
chargeil to the ippropiatiou for harbor. 

Passtd. Sent down. 

Report on tlie petition of Frederick L. .Vines and 
others, reeonmieiiding tbe passage of an order that 
his Honor the Mavor be autiiorized to petition ttie 
Oeneral Court at its next S'^ssion for the passage of 
an act granting authority to the cities ot Boston 
and Cambridge to con.^truct and maintain a bridsc 
and avenue acrofS diaries River, hetween Beacon 
street m Hoston and CauibruiBe, suitable fur the ac- 
commndation ot public travel; said bridge and 
avenue to extend from said Beacon street at a point 
between the junction of Beacon street, Brookline 
avenue nnd Briuhtou avenue on the west, and ■-• point 
a'' or near NVe^-t Cliester Bark on the e.ast, to a point 
in Caninridge between Fron'. street extended lo the 
Harbor Commissioners' line on the east, and Futcam 
avenue extended to the lauds of the iJostoii & Al- 
bany Railroad Corporation on tbe west; said bridge 
and avenue to be so 'ocated and constructed and 
paid for as may be mutually agree. I upon by the 
cities of Bostoti and Cambridge. Order passed. 
Sent down. 

PAVirG REPORTS AND ORDERS. 

Alderman Slade submitted the following from the 
Coiumitte" on Paving: 

Oruer to establish the grade of Cedar street in the 
Dorchester District. ;\8 shown by a plan and protile 
date'' Nov. 10th, 1881. Pa-sed. 

Schedules of cost of edges-one* and brick sidewalk 
in sundry streets, with orders for assessment and col 
lection of the same. Orders passed. 

SIPPHES FOR ENGIXEER.<' DtPARTMENT. 

Alderman Woolley offered an order— Tbat the City 
Engineer be autborizcd. with tbe approval of the 
Joint Standing Committee on the Engioeer's Pe- 
parimeut, to make such purchases of su- plies, in- 
struments and drawing inaterials, and to incur such 
other expenses as may be nece-sary tor tiiat depart- 
ment durina the present municijal year. Passed. 
Sent down. 

CHARLES RIVER STREET RAILWAY 

Alderman StebbinsoflEeiedan order— That the City 
Solicitor be directed to appear bclore tbe appropri 
ate Legislative Committee and proie-t, on bt^half rf 
this tjoard, as Surveyors of H'gbways having juris- 
diction of the location of street railways lu its limits, 
against the passage of an act, a^ requested by the 
Charles River Street Railway Company, granting 
leave to ;aid petitioners to u-e the tracks of other 
street railwav companies in this city without the con- 
sent of the Board of Aldermen. Paseed. 

"WINTUROP PARK" PROPOSED. 

Alderman Stebbins ofl'ered an order — Tbat the 
Joint Standing Committee on Parks be req nested to 
consider the expediency of naming what is now 
known as the Back Bay Park in honor of John Win- 



throp, first Governor of Mas.^achusetts, in recogni- 
tion of the great benefit conferred upon the inhabi- 
tants of Boston .by his wise foresight in se uring and 
preserving fi<r public use Boston Common, the first 
and for many years the onlj public ground in the 
city. Passed. Sent down. 

THE ANCIENT BURYING GROUNDS. 

Alderman Stebbins offered an onier — That his 
Honor the Mayor be authorized to cause suitable 
tablets to be p'aced on the gate.- or other suitable 
places of King's Chapel, Granary, CIopp's Hill, 
Pbippg street (Charlestow.). and such other of the 
old burial around^ as he may deem proper, giving 
the names of said ground", tbe date of their estab- 
■ishuient and the names of some ot the most promi- 
nent historical personiges who have beea interred 
therein; the expense to be charged to the appropria- 
tion tor incidentals. 

Ald-rman Stebbins— I might say a single word > 
Two or three years since a similar order was passed , »- 
whi :h met with tlie approval not unly of the citizens 
gei'erally, but of all persons interested in preserving 
the histnrical landmarKs which we have in our city. 
For some reason tbe order never was carried into 
elTect, and it is hardly worth while to surmise why. 
We are fortunate now in having for Mayor a gentle- 
man Interested in having all the historic places in 
our city properly commemorated, and I have no 
doubt if the order passes bis Honor will see that it is 
executed. 

The order was passed. Sent down. 

FBANKLTN FCND. 

Alderman Stebbins submittea tbe following: 
Tbe committee appointed to examine the accounts 
of S. F. McCleary, the Treasurer ot the Franklin 
J'und, have attended to tbat duty and report that 
thev find ,<aid accounts have oecn correctly kept and 
the interest duly collected; and tue securities, which 
were examined by tbe committee, were found in 
proper condition. It appears from this exauilnatiou 
tbat tbe condition of the fund at this date is as fol- 
lows: 

Amount of fund, February 1, 1831 8259,068 86 

Interest accrued and collected 10,362 40 

Total 8269,431 26 

The above amount is invested as folioivs: 

Deposits in iMassa husetts Hospital Lhe 8267,042 98 

Balance of seven bonds for loans 920 00 

In Sufl'ulk S vlngs Bank 1467 98 

cash 30 

Total 8269.431 26 

His Honor the Mavor baving ."iuggested in his in- 
augural address the applicatio.' of a portion of this 
fund, when due to the extinction of tne debt of the 
West Rox'iury park, tlie committee desire to report 
tbe following facts tor the information of tbe board: 
Bv the will of Dr. Franklin approved in 1791, be di- 
rected that the sum of money left by him to the 
town of Boston, (one thousanif pounds,) and krown 
as the Franklin fund, should oe loaned at inter- 
est and allowed to accumulate for one hundred 
vhar', at wuicli period be estimated it would 
j each the amount of £1.31,000, or f582,000. Ot this 
sum the trustees at that date (1891) were empowered 
to lay out :jJ100,OJO iu -oiue import int public work or 
work-, and the balance of tne fund should again be 
put at interest, and allowed to accumulate lor one 
buiiJred years, when the t jwn of Boston wa" to dis- 
pose of a" portion of tbe fund and tbe State of 
RIassacbnsetts to use tbe remainder. Owing 
to various causes the fund was not very 
productive in its early years, or it would 
haxf reached a larger figure tb-.in it now exhibits. 
It will be observed, however, that its annual growth 
at th s time exceeds .$10,000, and in si I probability, ia 
1891 or 1892 < he fund will reach .f40v),000. Ot'this 
amount it would seem pre per to set aside $50,000 as 
a nucleus for a new accumulation as directeii by thb 
testator. This would leave tbe sum of $360,«00 to be 
devoted to the payu'ent ot tbe loan for the purchase 
of tbe We-t Roxbury park, to be called "Fianklin 
Park," in perpetual recoenition of tbe generosity of 
the Breat Bostonian to hi* native city. The commit- 
tee feel that this fund can be devoted to no more im- 
portant "public work" than the purchase of this 
nob'e park, which cannot be destroyed .)r s'oleu but 
will be an ever enduring monument to Franklin's 
memory. With these views the committee feel that 
it will not be deemed inappropriate bv tbe coming 
generation if this boa.'d ventures to put uoon its 
records some expression ot its opinion a* to toe fu- 
ure disposition of tbe fund by its successors in 1891- 
92. They therefore offer the following resolutions: 

S. B. STEBBINS, 1/1 4^ 

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Resolved, That in the opinion of this board, com- 
nrising a majority of the 'Trustees of the Franklin 
Fund, it is expedient and highly desirable that the 
proportion of said fnnd which Tvill be available in 
1891-92 for investment iu "some public work" should 
be devoted to the extinsuishment of the debt in- 
curred for the purchase of the 'West Koxbnry Park. 

Resolved, that in the event of such disposition of 
the said portion of the Franklin Fund, the park thus 
pvirchased should be called "Franklin Park," in 
honor of the testator who has so gene'^ously endowed 
his native town. 

The report was accepted and the resolve passed. 

A PERSONAL EXPLAXATIO>". 

Aidermau Halderaan — It appears that some time 
aao in coramentinCT upon the election I made some 
statements that did injus-ice to ^Ir. Frederick 
Bleiler, who is a contestant iu the other chamber, — 
that is, 1 was so reported, and I clai n improjerly, 
by our worthy reporter. The ollicial record states 
that I was at the Highlands, found tha^ 3Ix. Bleiler 
was peddling the Deniociatic ticket upon which my 
name tiad been left off; that I had him'send down to 
*he print-.n^ office and change it, and when it came 
back It was improper!/ printed. I din not say any- 
thiLa of the kind. 1 did r.ot mean to >a.v that >lr. 
Bleiler was peddling the Democratic ticket, he being 
a Republican, and 't is claimed by his friend* that I 
did him iujastice. I had nothing to do with sending 
back the ticket. The error was discovered bv 
some of his friends on the ground, and the 
change was made when I got there. The 
fact is, a straight Democratic ticket was ordered by 
some politicians there, with IMr. Bleiier's name upon 
it. It came from the printing office w^th two or 
three names lifted; for instance, my name and that 
of yiT. C'aton ai d Mr. VVhitten lifted, in place of 
which were Stebbins. Hall and White. Some ot my 
irieucis discovered the error and sent the ticket back 
to the printing office, ai d it caiue back m good 
condition except that Mr. Caldwell's name was 
dropped and mine put on spelled improperly, 
and at the same time Jlr. Bleiier's name was 
spelled improperly. I believe that ticket was 
voted by a good many of .Mr. Bleiier's 
friends and relatives. I say this to relieve 
Mr. Bleiler of the suspicion ot working 
with the Democrats as against his own ticket. 
It was simply one of those dodges of candi- 
dates for the' Coun<'il of having their names 
put upon the ticket of the opposite party, 
[t is a usual thing and Mr. Bleiler is ro more to 
blame than anybody else. He hidiself was not work- 
ing the ticket. I say this in justice to him and hope 
the explanation will be sati-,tactorv. 

TELEGEAPH POLES OX WEST XEWTOX STREET. 

Alderman Hall offered an order— Thai the Super- 
intendent of Streets be and he is hereby directed to 
remove the poles e'ected for the accommodation 
of electric lights, which stand on "West Xewton 
street, between Columbus avenue and Huntington 
avenue. 

Alderman Hall said these poles were put there for 
use during the fairs, and the order was offered at the 
reqnest of residents of the vicinitv. 



Alderman Stebbins suggested that possibly the 
owners would remove them if requested. 

On motion of Alderman Slade the order was re- 
ferred to the Committee on Paving. 

rN-\-ESTIGATIUX OF POLICE C0JI5IISSI0>-ER.S. 

Alderman Hall moved a reconsideration of the 
passage of the order for the appointment of a joint 
.special commiftee to consider toe report of the spe- 
cia'j committee of last year to investigate the Police 
Commissioners. 

Alderman Hall said they had the reoort of last 
year, and he thought it was not for the public inter- 
est for the invp-tigation to be continuefl, and he 
should like to lay the matter upon tlie table. 

Alderman Hersey thought the board should not 
shirk its responsibilities. Charyes were preferred 
in the last City Council, investigated and reported 
upon, but it was late in the vear and no action could 
be had. 

Alderman Hall said the report of last year's com- 
mittee was not being circulated. He didn't believe 
an> good would be promoted by continuing the in- 
vestigation. The Mayor has power to remove them 
ior cause, and if there is cause he did not want to 
deprive the Mayor of any honor or relieve him of 
any responsibility. He favored sending the matter 
to I lie .Mayor, wijere it belongs. 

Alderman Kersev said if the report was being sup- 
pressed tuat was all the more reason for continuing 
the investigation. 

The reconsideration prevailefi — \easll. nays 1^ 
Alderman Hersey voting nay. 

On motio'i of Alderman Hall the order was laid 
upon the table. 

Alderman Hall offered an order — That the reports 
of the special committee appointed to investigate 
the conduct of the Police Commissioners and the 
evidence addacei in the case be taken from the files 
of last year and submitted to his Honor the .Mayor, 
for his consideration. 

Passed. Sent down. 

CUSTODY OF THE BALLOTS. 

The City Clerk sta'ed that a committee of 
the Common Council meet to-Uiorrow anrt 
had reque.sted to look at the ballots for action in a 
contested case in that chamber, and he requested in- 
structions from the board pending the settlement of 
the contested case in this branch. 

On motion of Alderman Slade, the City Clerk was 
directed to retain the ballots until the contested case 
in this board was settled. 

Adjourned, on motion of Alderman Anthony. 



XoTES. — On page 1 the name of the second mem- 
ber of the Common Council from Ward 24 should 
be Munroe Chickering, instead of Monroe, as 
printed. 

On page 9 the ni^me of the third member on the 
Committee on Baiges should be .Mr. Frizzell, of 
Ward 14, instead of Mr. Fitzgerald. 

On page 23, at the end of the petition of William 
Frost, the following was omitted in the making up 
of the matter: Referred, on motion of Alderman 
Hersey, to a special committee of five, consisting of 
Alfiermen Slade, Hart, White, Pratt, Anthony. 



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CITY OF BOSTON. 



Proceedings of the Common Council. 
JANUARY 26, 1883. 



Regular meeting of the Common Conncil at 7.30 
o'clock y. M., Charles E. Pratt, President, in the 
cbaii'. 

On motion of Mr. Huntress, of Ward 11, the roll 
was called. 

Pre.-ent— Beal, Boyle, Boynton, Brown, Chicker- 
ing, Coitou, Cuuiuunus, Daly, Daua, Oevlin,J. Don- 
ovan, Eddy, Emerv, E. P. Fisk, Fitzgt'rald, Fitzpat- 
rick, Freeman, Greeuougb, Harrison, Houghton, 
Howland, Lee, Lovell, iMa};Tiiic, Marshall, I). Mc- 
Laughlin. Morse, iMuUeti, Murphy, J'arkman, Proc- 
tor, Quiyley, Strange, F. B. Taylor, .T. Taylor, 
Wakei.cld, \Valsd, Welch, AVhilmore — 39. 

Ahsrut— Bair\, Bates. Bigelow, Brimlieconi, Can- 
non, Child, Connell. Deuney, Douuhoe. P. J. Ijono- 
Tan, Farwell, W. C. Fitk, Ford, Eraser, French, 
Frizzeil, Good, Harding, Hillon, Huutress, Lauieo, 
Mulhews, J. A. McLauj^lUiu, N. M. Morrison, P. 
Morrison, Orr, Powers, Rogeis, Smith, Stack, Tee- 
van, W harton— 32. 

PAPERS FROM THE BOARD OF ALDERMKN. 

Reports of city oflSccrs. Placed on file. 

Report auu 01 ders for the legislature to be pett- 
tJODed, viz.: 

For auiuurity to enable the city to control the 
uie'huds ot plumbing in ouiMings. 

¥i)T such anieiidmeiit.-4 to the duilding laws as will 
secure ureattr protection agiiiost tire. 

Ordeis severally p».-std ii. concurrence. 

Reports and orders tor advocacy before the legis- 
lature of the following subjects: 

The aiuendiueats to the building laws as submitted 
last J ear. 

Tu'e bill relating to the control of elevators in this 
city. 

Orders pa.ssed in concurrence. 

Reports and orders auihorizing permits to build, 
to be issued as follows: 

To Edinanos, Couison & Co. 

To lia Kustell & Co. and Wm. H. Leatherbee & 
Son. 

To tbe Eastern R. R. Co.. New York & New Eng- 
lau'i R. R. C>>. auu other parties. 

Orders passed in concurrence. 

Report anti order to petition tor an act to author- 
ize the cities of Boston ana Cambridge to construct 
and maintain a briiige and avenue acro-s Charles 
r»ver between Boston and Cambridge. Order passed 
in coucurrtiice. 

Or-iPi aurbonzing the purchase of supolies, etc., 
for the City Eiinineer's department. Pas.-ed under 
as-u^peiisiou of the rule, on motion of Mr. Counell 
of Ward 20. 

Order authorizing the employment of additional 
clerical bS^i tance and the purchase of supplies, 
etc., for the Depaituient fur tue Survey, etc., of 
Buildings. I'assed under a suspension of the rule, 
on mutual of Mr. Hiliou, of War'l o. 

Order lur the harbor to be keot clear of ice, at an 
expense not exceeding $1.00 Referre;d to Com- 
mittt^e, on Harbor on motion of Mr. Barry, of 
Ward 16. 

Order to consider the expedieucv of naming the 
Back-lJay park in honor ot John Winilirop, rirst 
Governor of Ma.-<8achus«»tt3. I'assed in concurrence. 

THE OLD BORIAL GROUNDS. 

Order to have suitable table's ptac'*d in King's 
Clia| el. Granary, Copp's mil, Pbipps street, and 
otlierold iiuriai-nrou u to ludicaie tne date ot their 
estabiisnmeiil, the prominent personages tuerein in- 
terre-i, etc. 

The que-tion was upon giving the order a second 
reading. 

Mr. Whitmore of Ward 12—1 move to amend tbe 
order by striking nut the words "His Honor the 
Mayor/' and snbstitutint! tde wonls, '•the Committee 
on Conimo ai d Squares," also by addini/ at the end 
ibe woids "and that the co.. miMee report copies of 
tlieinscriptinnsandan es imateot thecost." Ibelieve 
entirely in the propriety of the action which is in- 
tieiided, but it seems to me the orler is laulty in 
f urui. There seems to be no reason ufdcr heaven 
why we should ask his Honor the Mayor to uo a 



Diece of bla ksmithing in the form of pntting up 
bronze tablets ia certain places. He will have to 
get somebody to do it, and it serins to me it belo igs 
properly to one ot our committer-'. As I understand 
the matter, the order was drawn up some three yetirs 
ago. it was lutei.ded to have his Honor the Mayor 
prepare some inscjiptious. That lia^ been don", and 
drawings have been made for tbe Dablets by tne City 
Aicbiiect. The whole matter is ready now to go 
into tbe bands of the founder to make the tablets if 
they are to be of bronze, or to a stonecutter 
if to be ot stone. Therefore there seems to 
be no reiison to devolve this matter ■ upon his 
Honor tbe Maror, as it is out of cnstom and 
the special occasion tor it has gone by. I 
understand that ex- Mayor Prince prcpareil the in- 
scriptions. 1 tlii:ik we oui;bt to have a copy ot them 
submitted to ii< beiore they are put upon tbe table. s. 
We all reuiembnr that an inscription was put upoa 
the Old South Church which has been greatly criti- 
cised by our citizens. The committee can report at 
the next meeting. We ought to have some commit- 
tee to look alter it and see how much it is goiiij; to 
cost. If the taoUts are oi bronze they will cost $120 
to .S150 apiece, and there will be some 12 <n- 14 of 
them. It is quite a little Item, anu it is lust as well 
to have ai estimate of the cost l)efore we begin. I 
am entirely in favor of the object and desire to see 
them put up, but 1 think it oui{ht to be done by 
proper atjents and in a proper nuiniier. 

Mr. Puri;nian of Waril !> — I do not know that there 
is any oolectiou to the aiiieudments if the geiitleman 
will uiaKe it "Tbe Committee on Comtuon, with his 
Honor the May jr." His Honor the Mayor has an 
interest in antiquarian matters and will assist the 
Committee on Cc^miiion in Derforining the duty. 

Mr. Whitmore — I s'lall be happy to accent tbe 
amendment. 1 only desire to have the work done by 
one of our committees. 

The amendment was adopted and the order passed 
as amendea. 

Tbe amendments to the order are appended: 

Ordered, That "tbe Committee on Common and 
Squares, togefl'er" with his Honor the Mhvoi, l>e 
authorized. &c., old burii.1 grounds as "they" may 
deem proper, <&c., the expense to be charged to the 
approprintii'u tor incidentals, "and that the commit- 
tee report suitable inscriptions and estimate of the 
cost."' 

REVISION OF THE ORDINANCES. 

Under unfinished business the Council considered 
the order reported by the Committee on O'dinaiices 
for tbe iMayor to up,)oinl three commissioners tj te- 
vii'e ihe ordinances of tbe city at an expense uot ex- 
ceeding $6000 

The question was upon the passage of the order. 

Mr. Whitmoie — I propose to oiler as a substitute 
two or three orders which amount to this: That tbe 
matter be referred bacW to a special couimitiee con- 
sisting of tue .ludiciiry Commit ee and four other 
meuibers ot tlie Common Council, so that ii shall be 
considered by a committee of nine; that they report 
in the brst place ali tb< se general or'lers wh en should 
be passed unnuully, but which are now incorporated 
in the ordinances ; tlint tbey shall report in 
tbe second place the various oidiiiances after 
that, and further tiiat they shall be allowed 
the sum o» $ii500 for legai advice and clerk 
hire. On that point I wish tne Council to bear with 
uie while I piiint out the impropriety of pRSsine the 
prejeut order. This matter of exfiendii.g $6000 is 
worth considering. When the ordinances were re- 
vised f wicp beiore the bill was nothing; the Com- 
missioners were the City Solicitor. Mr. Healy, the 
Ciry Clerk, Mr. .McCiearv, and tbe Clerk of Com- 
mittees, if I remeiuhe! ariiiht. In 1876 there was 
this large revisiun which the n. embers are pretty 
familiar with, which was done by tbe Committee on 
Ordinances, who employed Mr. Bugbee, and an ap- 
propriation of $2000 was made, of which only $1518 
were "pent. The whole of the work was done by 
Mr. Bugbee and according to the bill ^ in the Audi- 
tor's otlice, the expense was $1518. That is a 
certain guide for us as to the necessary expense 
of having tne work done bv commissioneis. $2000 
' or .$2500 would be ample. There is no reason that 1 
can see, except to make a job for somebody, why rhe 
city should have three commissioners now, and 
spe I'd $6000. That would be perfictly true it nothing 
had been done. But in point of fact we have nocu- 
itit nt 116 ot the year 1880, pre-ented ( n tbe first day 
ot October, which is almost a comnlete revision of 
the orlina ces. Charges have been made since 
which could be incorporated into it by any clerk in 
two or three days' time. This document h.as never 
been considered, much less rejected by the Common 
Council. The truth in reirard to it was that it came 



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iu 80 late in the year, that objections whic'-. will al- 
ways attend so ujauy ordinances, took effect; it was 
impossible to cousider it in time and it was thrown 
over. Since then we have received additional 
powers in regard to ordinances. We have 
also iind the opinion of the late Coiporation 
Counsel, Mr. Healy, in regard to the mat- 
tus coiitai led in tbi volume. In that volume we 
have tne result of the labors ot at least three good 
lawyers, and 1 think they were none the worse law- 
yers becau>e they belon?eil tu the Common Council. 
They knew what ordinances were needed by the 
city. Mr. Bai'ey, vir. Hdgar and Mr. Wharton were 
all upon the coiLmittee. Tiiey weie competent law- 
yers and all concurred in presenting this revision. 
More than that this revision was examined by Mr. 
Hea].v,!iiid pronouncea, so far as he cuuld tell, a 
good and proper code of ordii'ances. It would De ut- 
terly absurd to throw awa.v the result of the investi- 
gation of coree competent lawyers, gentlemen famd- 
iar with the ."ubject, an<i who, as I cau testify, gave 
up their their tiuje <lay Mfter day, cheerfully during 
the entire summer of 1880. The revision can be taken 
up at any time without any expense. More thau this, 
no revision cau come to tnis Council with any 
more authority or possibility of beina pass'-d than 
one from a committee 'I this body. It is perfectly 
true that in 1869 Mr. Healy's authority was so great 
that the oroinaDces went through. It is also true 
that in 1876 the report was earned through, but in 
defiance of law, simply because noboriy cared, at toe 
late stage in which it was reached, to make any fight 
about it, and the book of ordinances was never read 
and considered by the City Council. That state of 
affairs is not likely to be repeated. There is no 
possibility of arivbody attemutina to push through a 
code of ordinances without letting them ha^e tlieiv 
first reading. On the otuer hand, it is perfectly evi- 
dent tiiat tbe revision ouaht to be taken up in 
parts of a harmonious whole. Every department 
will des're to examine the ordinances; every 
committee will insist upon considering everv 
change, however trivial: whatever report is made 
will have t(t pass over the scrufinv of this 
Council before it is passed. Therefore it is 
an unnecessary waste of time and money to employ 
three commi^s^one^s, however capable and skilful in 
the law, to draft a new code of ordinances. We 
have a new code and all there is to do is to separate 
those parts which are properly ordinances from tiios^e 
whicD are not ordinances; then let the Committee 
come in apd tde Council take it up chapter bv chap- 
ter as they go along, offer any suggestioi.s they have 
to make and revise it. It farther happens "that I 
have here a oroof of a committee's repor' which was 
prepared last year. It contaiiis substaotially all the 
orders which ought to be passed as annuai orders. 
They are merely taken fmm the ordinances. The 
refort was kept in print, and for aught I know it 
may be standing now, because the time never came 
to take it up; the matter simply slumbered. It 
would be tne easiest matter for the Judiciary 
Committee to take up this rev^ision, send up the 
ordinances, a few at a time, and let the Council 
act upon those. I am very sure, from the reluc- 
tance I see manifested by members to pay any atten- 
tion to tois subject to-night, that It will be hard to 
get a quorum to consider sued a revision. We must 
come to it little by liUle, and it must be coosmered 
by committees of the City Council. There is no 
necessity for sending it lo an outside cominision at 
au expense of .f 6('0n Every gentleman now serving on 
the committees will have his own ideasabout bow the 
ordinances should be drawn. Any one connected 
.with City Hall who attempt- to draw ordinances will 
find oppoBitKm for striking out something or adding 
somethina to make them more symmetrical. Intact 
the best judges of what ordinances should be are 
the heads of departments and ttiose members of 
the City Council who know what the worKing of 
the ordinancss are. We do not want anything put 
in them which is fanciful, or anything left ou'' 
which is nseful. Here is what 1 desire to otter. 
By further incr-asing th committee it is not my de- 
sire to intimate that the Judiciary C'lnmittee is not 
fully able to do the work. But as the labor is very 
considerable it will be well to nave a largor commit- 
tee, so a-* to oivide up the duties. It is just exactly 
the course ai^opted l).y the legislature. The revision 
of the statutes has been considered by a large com- 
mittee who were divided into 8ub-co"imittees, each 
taking a series o< chapters. A committee ol nine 
can do the work better than one of five, and that is 
my only reason for moving for a larger committee. 

Mr. Whitmore moved to amend by substituting the 
following: 

Ordered, That a special committee be aoDointed.to 
consist of the Judiciary Committee and four other 



members of the Common Council, to revise the ordi- 
nances and reuort all necessary orders. 

Ordered, That said special committee shall 
promptly report, in print, al' sm h orders as require 
to be annually passed by the City Council and which 
are now printed as part of tne ordinances, with such 
changes and additions as they may sugwst. 

Ordered. That said committee further report m 
print a draft of the ordinances, omitting the pcrtions 
covered by the annual orders, with such changes as 
they advise, such draft to be reported In successive 
chapters. 

Ordered, That the said committee be authorized to 
expend tor legal advice and clerk hire an amount not 
exceeding any ^um which may be voted for those 
purposes 

Ordered, That the Auditor of Accounts be and he 
hereby is authorized aud directed to transfer the 
sum of $2500 from the reserved fund to the credit 
of the Special Committee of the Common Council 
on the Revision of the OrOiiianees,to be expended for 
legal advice and clerk hire. 

The question was upon the substitute. 

Mr. Wharton of Ward 11 — I feel myself bound to 
oppose the amendment offered by the gentleman 
from Wnd 12. The recommendation for the pas- 
sage of the order authorizing the Mayor to ap- 
point three Commi-sioiers, and for the expen- 
diture of $601)0, comes from the Committee ou 
Ordinances. I think, Mr. President, that it is 
very proper that this matter of the revision 
should go fir-t to a body of commissioners. 
The proposition of the gentleman from Ward 12 is 
that a committee of this body, consis'ina of nine 
members, should be appointed praoticaliv to revise 
the ordinances. Now, iMc. Frosident, I myself rrom 
personal experience know that any report coming 
from such a committee will receive very'little atten- 
tion from this body. I had the honor to be a mem- 
ber of the Committee on Ordinances in the year 
1880, and in that year, much against my desire, 
the matter of a revision of the ordinances was re- 
ferred to the Committee on Ordinances. I had the 
further honor of being a member of a ci>mmittee of 
three appointed to take the matter in charge, a sub- 
committee appointed by the Commit'ee on Ordi- 
nances Tl.at committee s^ ent much time ana 
trouble upon this matter ot the revision, and 
made their report to the Committee on Or'^inances. 
The Committ e on Ordinances accep ed that report, 
and reported it to this body. But, Mr. President, to 
this day that report has never been accepted. Any 
gentleman who is here now, and who was also here 
in 1880, knows perfectly well with what slight atten- 
tion that report was received. It was with great 
difficulty the members of the Committee on Ordi- 
nances "ould bring this body to give two nights' con- 
sideration to the report, and aftei that it was passed 
by and remains unaccepted at the present time. 
Now, I feel that if the amendment offered by 
the ueutleman from Wai J 12 was accepted, the 
committee woidd revise the ordinances to the best of 
their ability, would make a report to this Council, 
and that their report might fare very much the same 
way as the report of the committee of 1880. I think, 
Mr. President, tbat if we refer this matter to a com- 
mi-sion of tliree appointed by the Mayor, that com- 
mission can then consider the question at their lei- 
sure. We can appoint a committee to wait upon that 
commissinn and represent our view- upim the sub- 
ject to them. In other words, everything that can 
be brought to the attention of tne committee ap- 
pointed oy this body can be equally well brought to 
the attention of a comniis?ion appointed by the 
Mayor. I feel confident that a report from tliCm, 
separating tne ordinances from the orders as pro- 
posed by the gentleman from Ward 12, would 
carry much more influence in this Council than 
any report from a committee of this body. 
Any gentleman here, who has the ho"or 
of serving upon a committee knows how dif- 
ficult it is to get liiembers of the jommittee together, 
mor-t of them being occupied men, and how ditiicult 
it IS to give any pxtenueu time to the consideration 
ot any difficult -ubject. Now, thi- is a very difficult 
subject. I can speak from exjierlenoe. It will re- 
quire d great deal of aitenlion cn-i the demotion of a 
great deal of time on the part of members of 'his 
Council. If a commission were appointed, iiwould be 
comDosfed of men who would be able ro (jive their 
time more thoroughly to the contemplation of this 
subject thau any committee of ti is body could. For 
that reason, when their report was made, we should 
feel that the subject had leceived better and 
more thoiough consideration oy them than it 
would have received from a ly committee of this 
Council. Then, after we have receiveo the report 
of the commission, we can refer it to a com- 



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niittee of our owu. That was the form taken by 
the legislatuie in 'he rrvi-ion of the statutes 
laisi ytar. Tlie work of revis-ng wa« referred to a 
eoipmisMOn and tueir report was rnferred to a eom- 
niittee of tbe lej^-'luture, and »;< we all know that 
committee of the ief;i.-.lature lield a )««-ssiin our- 
ing ine recess ami reported it to a special 
session of the IfijisUture Us' year. In our 
case '^e can do exactly the saioe thing. We can cut 
the report of the comuiissieu to pieces if we like. 
After they make their rejioi t to ♦his Council we can 
appoint a committee and they can make uch recom- 
wendation^ as they see tit. I caimot see any ad- 
vaDia!;c in the proposition of the <;eutlemau 
from Wurd 12. I agree with the frentleman from 
Ward 12 that no revi.-ion should he oaswed hy the City 
Council without a careful revision by the City Coun- 
cil. But it seems to me that after receiving the re- 
port of a commisriou we shall be better able to exam- 
iuc tbe wuoie matter thaii it the work of levising 
were referred to a commiitee of this Cituicil at the 
present lime. 

Mr. Whiiuiore— 1 wish to correct my friend in 
two or three point*. He saiti the report" ot 1880 was 
not accepted. It was accepted on the 26th of Nov- 
einoer. 

Mr. Wharton — If the gentleman will allow me to 
make a correction. I believe I did sny the roi)"rt was 
not accepted. It occurrert to me after I sai it that 
it was not stru ily true. The report was accepted, 
hut the revisioL proposed by the Committee on 
Ordinauces was never passed. 

Air. Whitmore— 1 merely wanted to have the cor 
rection ir-ade, not because It is important, but be- 
cause it is well to be correct. Whatever the tentle- 
niaii bHS said does not meet the main olijection 1 
raise to this matter. VVny should this Council sho.v 
a le3.-> desire to do its duty than Its nredecessors of 
1869 or 1876, or even 1880? The woik is not a quarter 
jKirt as great as in 1880, because there is a revision 
already made. This matter does not concern me 
personally, because the bulk ot the work feli upon 
the lawyers of the commift.ee. Mr. Bailey and Mr. 
Wharton worked as if they had large fees ahead of 
them, but th<» only reward' they got was that possi- 
bilitv of a city diiim-r, which is the reward of all 
our labors. I say that no commissioners, be they 
whom they m..y, can make a better revi>ion for a 
first draft to be subuiiiied to this Council than did 
the commiitee of 1880. The onlv reason I do 
not oiler it as a revision to be taken up now is be- 
cause certain matters were passed as ordinances 
which ought to be taken out and made orders. That 
chanj-e can be made without the slightest trouble. 1 
have perfect contidence that the geDtlemen of this 
committee can lake those matters out. Tueyareall 
arraiise'i in a public document. The fewcjiftereiices 
can be arranged in a few minutes, and they can re- 
port within a fortnit;ht all those matters which 
siiould be ordiiiances or orders. 1 have the paper 
examineii by Mr. Bailey and ti.en by the Clerk of 
Committees, and afterwaids submitted to .Mr. Hcaly 
who give it his approval. The revision is inerely 
cleiical work. 1 know that committee can come in in 
a moiitli with just the work we desire done, and 
when that is doiie it will take all the year for the 
revision lo be considered and passed. It is be- 
ca-.'se I d<'Sire to see the ordinances put in 
proper form that I recoinineii'l this course. I 
know perfectly well that if this matter Roes to a 
Conimi-sion on Oniii.ances tho-e aentlemeu who are 
paid ;S2000 apiece will take th-^ better part of a year 
to InisU their work. If this worU is not br'-uuht in 
before the lirst of the year, it is dead. \o Council 
will atteiui to anything oi that kind after midsum- 
mer. It is too i>ig to be taken up and p tssed oy the 
Council If introduced after the summer. If I wished 
to kill the matter i wouul agree to this commission. 
We would have a documcni sent in nexi year costing 
$6U00, aiKl th( 11 we will have to send it lo our suc- 
cessors. This work has l>een done at a minimum 
cost to the .'ity and is just wnere a suecial conimitiee 
can take it up. 1 sliould like to know how this order 
ever cinie here. Ail I Know is it war. put in b^ a 
member i.ot a member of tht Committee o-i Ordi- 
nances, .,hat It went to the commiitee and 
was reported at the next meeting, i was not 
at the co_ ..^Ittee meetinz. Yet here is a bill lo turn 
this matter over to a coinmirsion to expend *()000. 
The gentleman may know the three persons who 
has e already been desimiated for this purjiO'e. He 
may know the three men his Hour.r int<:ii<is to pick 
out. There are very few per-ons in the City of 
Boston especially qualified to prepare a revision of 
the or'linances of the city. I take it for granted 
that every lawver will say t lat ordinances are mat- 
ters which hi-vycrs know" rorhing about. They are 
little by-laws pa-^ed for the coiivcnience of this cor- 



poration There i« no reason why any lawver, who 
mav be profo'^ndly versed in statute law', should 
know anythiiig about rlie ordinance-. I have always 
found that the better the lawver, the less he kiicw 
about ordinar.ces, and tbe more contempt he felt 
for tnose who i)a'i picked up a little infomiation 
about them. Yet it is uecessai-y for us to 
have good ordinances. If it is necessiry to nave 
a commis-ion. let us pass an order reouiriuL' ihe Citv 
Solicitor to do it, or !• t us take the Clerk of Com- 
mittees, who is perfectly capable of doiiii; it as was 
done in 1876. 1 should say we would Dass a very 
slight compliment upon Mr. Lee if we should say he 
was not coinpelenl to nrepare this doeuinent. I 
have not the slightest doubt thdt eithei ot those gen- 
tlemen coiild nuke as gooil a docu neii' a> was ma'ie 
in 1876. If we pass an order for 5j250i) it will ciim- 
pensate Mr. Lee for such work as he may be required 
to do. We have in the City Solicitor's office. .Hr. 
Bailey, City Solicitor, .ind Mr. Haaar, the Assistant 
City Solicitor, both of whom have been meiur>ers ot 
the City (rovernment. If the' are to In* the (commis- 
sioners we will save that expense, because they are 
salaried officers now. I was a-tonishei in looking 
over the history of tne last two revisions by seeing 
the cool niaiiiier in which this order was put in. 
There i> nothing in the experience of the last 
two revisions to warrant it. There has been noth<iig 
to warrant the change. There i« no excuse wh itever. 
If the gentleinan is right in saying tnis CoUiii'il will 
not accept a report from a committee of its own 
members, I don't believe it i- necessary to take a 
comtni-sion of three men to make up another docu- 
ment to throw into the waste tiasket. L.t us have 
one man, and follow the example of 1876 or 1869. 
Let us appropriate two thousand dollars, which is 
good, ample pay for the wuik to be done. Why, sir, 
all you have to do is tr. let him take up this viduiuc — 
there are hundreds of theoi remaining— and it would 
not be two months' work for any lilerar\ man to 
make the necessiry changes, and there would not be 
any two 'honsand dollars more ea.-ily earned than, 
this. It is for the purpose of saving the city's 
money, and saving the delay of a comniission, 
and tinally for the purpose of yetting this re- 
vision passed upon this year, that I object to 
the very crude plan recommended by the Committee 
on Ordinances. 

Mr. Ifreenrun of Ward 10— I had supposed from 
my experience here that ordmaoces were bus', loek- 
ed after by lawyers, juduing from rhe appoi itmeuts 
made upon the Committee on Ordinances. I now 
lind why the gentleman from Warl 12 has always 
had more to say about the ordinances than anylwdy 
else, ana that is because he is not a lawver — educa- 
ted for tue bar, but not admitted. The reason the 
ordinances were not satisfactory when revised m 
1880 was because it was understood that most ot the 
work had been dime by one gentleman, a member of 
the sub committee, and that member was not a law- 
yer. A great deal of ti'e work, 1 ntider'tood at the 
time— I know nothing after the revision — contained 
a gi'cai many errors. It was generallv under- 
stood at the time, and that was one of the strong 
reasons why the Couneil refused to oass the ordin- 
ances as reported ny the cemmittee, that there 
were matiy errors in it. I atn intere-ted iii the re- 
vision of the ordinances. I think it should be done. 
But I aiu willing to leave it to tne Coinotttee on Or- 
dinances to sa\ how it shall be done. I should be as 
willing to take my chances to have it done by a coai- 
nilssion as by a committee. I don't suppose they 
can commence work until after the legislature ad- 
journs. The statut"* having l>een just revised are 
fou'.id to be defective, and will nave to ^>e amended 
at the ])re.<ent session. Our commission can make 
this revision, and the same pl«n can be a<l •oted as 
was adopted by the legislatu.e last yi ar. Tr.ev can 
report to us, aid then a large cominiiree, as sugj^e.^t- 
ed bv the gentleman from Ward 12, can consider rhe 
revisi >n through the summer, and there i- no reason 
why the revised ordinances cannot be pasted this 
year. As to its not being done unless it is reported 
by tbe first of Apnl. that is all nonsense, and the 
geiitleiiian from Ward 12 kno*s it as well ai any 
other. I am willing to leave this matter to the Com- 
mittee on Ordinances. If thev had reported against 
it I would have had nothing to say. 

Mr. Whitmo-e — I have but one remark to make in 
reply t(- the display of cheap wit made hy the centle- 
man oppo.si'e. When he undertakes to say that the 
revision was rejected because it was un lersiood to 
be the work of one member, I ask whe'her he is ap- 
pealing to the record or to s.jiiip slander passed 
around in the sniokinis-room among hi' frieu's. If he 
undertakes to say that of the work of that committee, 
endorsed by the gentleman fr..m Ward 11 .md by tbe 
c\"-Prcsi'leiit of i he Council, who re()oried it to the 



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Comaiittee od Ordinances, and who con-ldered 
themselves entirely responsible for the work, I 
leave it to theiu lo settle wliether anything took 
place as stated by the gentleman. I have heard this 
empty slander before, but never supposed a member 
of tbe Councd in his place would attach any 
importance to it. I can appeal to the gentleman 
from Ward 11, without ever having said any- 
thiug to hiiu about it, whether the sab-coLnmit- 
tee did not endorse everything that was re- 
ported to the full committee. I shall also venture 
to a?k hioi whether 1 took ariy undue part in the 
prepn-a ion of any section, auo whetiier there was 
any kink or idea iu that revision that can be fairly 
assigned to -jie. I shall also venture to call on some 
other occasion upon Mr. Bailev, who was associated 
with the iieiitleinen, because I have heard hiiu state 
in conversation iu this buil'Ung, that all such insin- 
uaUons as thrown out by the gentleman from Ward 
10 are utterlv baseless. I ueard nothing of the kind 
upon tne llo ir in 1880, and can assure the new mem- 
bers of the Council that the statement made by tbo 
geutlemjiii from Ward 10 h s never been made pub- 
licly before. I can only iudge of the re-isons which 
made members decline to vote and go on with the 
revision. The eri'ors referred to were mere matters 
of detail, which were consiaered by tiie virioas de- 
partments and were brought up here by various 
committees. I have yet to learn that they 
were owing to any opinions or errors of uiin>-. In 
fact 1 believe the entire work of the suti-committee 
■was approved by the full committee. 

Mr. Cum mines of Ward 10— As a member of this 
Council I am willing to do a fair and reasonab e 
amount of work tor the City of Boston. If the re- 
vision of the ordinances should devolve upon the 
Committee on Ordinal ce I should try to do the best 
I could in the premises. But I confess I shrink from 
being called upon to devote the large amount of time 
and stuay that would be necessary if tha propositi, n 
of the gentleman from \Vard 12 was adopted by tli s 
Council. The revi>io'i of ordinances requires the 
very highest order of lesjal ralent, because nothing 
•is easier than to chiinge the meaning of any statute 
in a revi<ion. There never was a revision that 
did not result in a great n'any changes, no mat- 
ter now accomplished the commissioners were, 
I thmk it is t')o much to expecr the Commit 
tee on Ordinances to do this large amount of 
•work. I do not aoubt the committee are capable of 
doiugit well, it they can devote months to it, but they 
are not paid to do that, and this work should be 
done by competent gentlemen who are paid for it. I 
think the same reason will apply equally well to the 
City Solicitor and Clerk of Committees. I do not 
believe they are having so easy a time up in the of- 
fice of the City Solicitor that tney can devote the la- 
Dor nec.-ssary to make this revision. I understand 
that was tbe difficulty with the report of 1880. It 
was not because the committees aid not do their 
duty as well a:> could be exuecte under the circum- 
stances; but three or four men could not be expected 
to give their whole time tor months. The result was 
that alter the report was made it was believed that 
many changes had been made intentionally — in fact 
that tne changfs were very serious. I haveheardthat 
stated, although I was not a member of the Council 
at that time. I ttink that would be the result if the 
same experiment was tried again. In regard to the 
particular proposition involved in the order pro- 
posed by Mr. 5 reeman , I do not care whether ex- 
actly that is adopted, but I think there should be a 
careful revision, and that no conaraittee of this Coun- 
cil ought to be required to do it. 

Mr. Morse ot Ward 9 — I think all members of this 
Council will agree that the ordinances need revision. 
If a new member like myse f looks at this pondrous 
volume and at the pij.mphlets which have been added 
to it, and is supposed in the course of even a year to 
know the contents of these books so as to act upon 
them, I am afraid the revision will require a great 
deal more labor and time than most members of the 
Council can afford to give. If the ordinances require 
revision, the only question for the Council to con- 
sider is how the work ought to be done. It is unfair 
of this Council to expect those members who are 
br('Ught up in the legal profession to devote all 
the time necessary to do this work because th^y are 
lawyers. If we were to ao into a man's place of 
business we should not ask hlui to give up his wares 
and meichandise without compensation tor it. It is 
no more right to ask lawyers to devote their time 
and knowledge to the service of the city than it is to 
ask a merchant to give np bis wures and his mer- 
chandise without compensation. The revision of (he 
ordinances, like the rension of the statutes requites, 
as has been stated bv the gentleman from Ward 10, 
the highest legal talent. It not only requires that, 



■but a great deal of tabor and study and the devotion 
of much more time than I thiiik any member of this 
Couu'-il i>ught to be called upon to give. I have been 
told that One of the membei-s of the committee who 
made tLc revision in 1880 gave up his whole summer 
vacation and worked day in and day out to prepare 
that report. I ask the members of th s Coun- 
cil whether it is lair and right treatment of 
their associates to require tiiem to give up their 
time for this purpose. It has been necessary recent- 
ly to revise tne' statutes of the Commonwealth. 
That work was referred to ubourd of commissioners. 
They prepared the revision and r 'ported it to the 
letiislatnre, and the legis;nture referred that report 
to a large coiU'iittee. that committee reported to a 
special .ession,aDd within a short time the public 
laws of this Commonwealth wtre all revised We 
can do just that kina of work here. We can sive 
out this work to commissioners learned in the law, 
men of experience, who shall report to the Ci:y 
Council throuE'h the Committee on Ordinances. 
Ttieii if this Council desires it, a large committee 
can be added t>, the Committee on Ordinances, and 
the\ can report whether the work done by the com- 
missioners is satisfactory. That js the wav tijat work 
can be done speedily and to tbe satisfaction of all. 
This is not, -as has been suggested by the aeiitleman 
from Ward 12, a wiark th it can be done by literary 
men. It is not merely that it, requires the reading of 
this book of ordinances. It require' carefnl consid- 
eration and consultation, the looking uo of authori- 
ties, a great deal of work which can be best done by 
lawyers who ousht to be paid for it. I agree with 
the gentlfmau from War^i 10 that this extra work 
should not be imposed upon tie Clerk of Commit- 
tees or City Solicitor. They have wcrk eaough to 
do, and should not be called upon to do more work 
for more pay, because it is suggested that they 
should be paid extra it will simply lead us to the in- 
ference that they have more time on their hands 
than they can use, and if tliey have they had better 
be emplnyed in some other wh.v. It has been re- 
marked that this order came mto the Council with- 
out any authoritv. It came at the la.st meeting, 
an I was reported by the Committee on 
Ordinances. [Mr. Morse read the report of 
the committee.] My friend from Ward 12 sug- 
gests that he meant the oiiginal order. It makes 
no difference. That ordor was passed upon 
by the Committee on Ordinances, and a'ter it was 
considered by them they reported that it ought to 
pass. It has been sugaested that there is some job 
iu this matter, and it is agreeo who shall be appoint- 
ed by the Mayor. For one, 1 have no knowledge 
.who IS ro be appointed. If the original order passes 
■ that the Mayor in his wisdom shall appoint such men 
as this Council, the Board of Aldermen and the City 
of Boston will respect, when their work is done, we 
shall oe sure that our revision is ready for use not 
only by the members of the City Government, but 
all who use the ordinances. Tlie gentleman from 
Ward 12 says lawyers know nothing about ordinances. 
I drsire to Siiy to this Council that the ordinances of 
cities and towns are construed by the courts as fre- 
quently as are the statutes, and if they will look over 
the decisions of tne Supreme Court in this State he 
will find that a large number of questions arising 
from ordinances have received the elucidation of 
lawyers and courts. The revision is a work which 
lawyers can and ought to do. 

.Mr. Wharton — I am aware that this is a dry sub- 
ject and am going to take but a few moments. What 
the gentleman fi'om Ward 12 said about the revision 
and work of the sub-committee in 1880 is perfectly 
true. He performed his part of the work in a very 
admirable manner; his assistance was of very great 
service, I think lean fairly say he did no more than 
his share of the work. Many propositions originated 
with him and were discussed by the committee where 
they were accepted as i he opinion of the committee 
and net as the schemes of the yentleuian from Ward 
12. The three members of the sub-committee 
worked hard, and T do not think the accusa- 
tion that the gentleman from Ward 12 had un- 
due influence in that committee cun be substan- 
tiated. I am not going into the question of the 
value of that revision. If rtiis Council oees fit 
thfcv can refer that revision to the commission when 
appointed. There is no nurry in resraid to the revis- 
ion. It will be impossible tor commitiee or commis- 
sioners to take up this task until after March 1st, 
after the coming out of the Public Statutes. 
They can then work the whole summer and the com- 
missioners will undoubtedly be better able to 
make their repor. in the fall than any committee of 
this body will be. If there is any chance tor a revis- 
ion to be made this year, it seems to me the chances 
are far greater by having it done by a commission 



47 



COMMON COUNCIL. 



; <rf dm ComaaL U to a Batter nf 
kledpetfeatoB ■trowaf of rhe opiBioD 
late Corpotatto* Ca«»«i is rdamt u» Uie 
«( tbe City G«irennie«t, wmmj ndieal 
mil hare to toe ondp in anj teriaaa of the 
WBcea— *«• n Ike •vUeet Baiter, Bot IB Ike pn>- 
— eftfce—a— eeaiinii1rn.htBi^hatiaio 
aaiiarrnl iiriti— iwn, aa<i» »ee"rt to ikcir ar- 
leaMvt. iTearare to aa;- ika( ah Me mek dbaagea 
i to be aMde, ■ fcpott tr«w a w wi twif ha t ing 
I tjMetopr flieti; euositfer the aafcr woakl cany 
I iKve weight vitJ tM C^ Coaseil ikaa aorre 
yort iToaa a eowiitee <rf thi» Co^tfl a loa e . Inunk 
there tr hardly aee^Ucwaa •■ thM floor bat wiD agree 
witbBie vbea I Make that MWitiiw. If 
ihareiobe— de, IthiBt we viil be 

m prapea cd 1^ thii order tfaaa by a tw o 
- of the CoMMOB CoBBoL Idontjtwmf that tMi 
CoBBcflwuutrcaoy a* ail niaeatoaeeefit leporMiraai 
■inet-s avd adopt t:. 

» to it* jMleaMSt. Bat 1 4o aiy. i 
I Am, Bttcs *«eh a Tiial i 
aay report vaaht be i«Lenre4 vith 
a»d BO report wo«l« be Beoepte<i 
Coonrtl bad a gooo chaaee to imwtmiigae 
n. If «e adoai the propawtioB or the Com- 
minee ca Or-tiaaBeea we diali bare tbe report 
of (be lowaiiPiiMBt 1 1 aad a report ivam vmr 
ipcfiii I oaiiaiili n to abut the iBtijert cbb 
be referred, a»d afc that we rbaD aadiabtedty 
fed that (be runwwfailafiiBa of 
be reeetrtd wichoat f«eh eaiefal aad 






WhitMore was r^iectel. 



tthe: 
the eoMBriBMOa bobmI leqaire. 

Mr. Di^ e t ow flM>Ted the prc TioB a 
waa Mdeied. 

TheaaeBOHeat ot Mr. 
22 for, at agaiBfet. 

Mr. LaatCB taawei to aaead by I 
pisxof •MM. 
Baled oat of order. 

The order waa parsed. Mr. F i tc a i aB aMwed a r«- 
eoDridrratioa, hopinc it vAobi sot pacrail. 
Mr. WbkMoie aopnd the iccoaaideraHo 
ptcrail. to aHow pmper BMCBiMeBta which were cat 
off by the orderiag of tae awia qaetrtoa. The ex- 
^ if Ter> large o«rp«red with the coi* of pr-ri- 
Br aafcea f<H- tbe yeaa and aayp oo tbe 
I to teeaanrfer. 
Mr. £>e^Ttia aid that if the reeoanderatioB pre- 
vailed be woald aore to specially aancB to the aext 
. aoo dnt tbe fawaigc r be tmeeced to <ha- 
ihe report of IWO to tbe sew 
The eabjeet waa oae worthy of carefial 



il 



VakeheU 

a. 

or Bot votiBc- 
W. C. Fi-k, J. A. MeLaagKlia — I. 

Mr. Laalea aiovcd to amead theocder by i 
•3M0 mpiMC of tMML 
Mr. WhitaMre ■mil to specially aMga to 
■rwip g jdta biag that tae 1 1 liaai. of 
be dbiiilMicd a* ban heea a^gpcMaa by Mr. 
I>eTliB.aad a»» that they rhoah: hofse aa oDpar- 
tBBity to Me exactly haw auch aMary shoald be 
tpentaad bowBMay eaaMMiaaetaappuiated,if any. 
A veeic'* delay woaM da aa hara;aBd be thoairt like 
wmtmb^i to read tbe debate. 

Mr. Wbanoa hnped tbe aatiaa woald aot accvail, 
aa BO 0oort iCMOB had bee '_ " " 

■MB aao eaaaiae. Ae nwaanit at M8> 
week will bar' «rTir» at ao atitfactorr > 
aad wiUbe jtute^maeaataeaaabe ii'to-aight. fi 
the aembeta of the Coaacil had any aaaber at 
wedu to ctady it they woatd aot arxire at a Mt»iae- 
torj eonclaiiria Tbe i|B>irina m too diSealt to d»- 
CMteaalcM they give a aa aawaat of 
theTcanaotaaimLaryeaaea give. He < 
with that reviaoa,aBdi«oad bcfotethe Coaacil to 
Mj that thi»wbaletbaaghaa better go to a l om mt t- 
mm. If ai>y 0hedeaim>-> aacBd theoaderaotbat 
there Haaii be a lea aamber of enanaissic aen, let 
thatbrcauidcTCd. Wbea the order waa par, ad the 
i were taaibar ranarb wixb it la their owa 
itodecide it. The aancon to 
to aCord 
taaity to aatid the order if they waaaad to. aad 
aa* allow tae mbIIi aia froa Ward iz to take ad- 
ntmge ft tbetr gf nerwaty aad ar>Te tc i 
Mr. HaiMtea aid be had voted to 

I Martity a favor of the revMiaa. Hei 
too large a Mia. Br did a 
( aay graerofitT woald be ezpeclej ftaia tbe 
tber froa Ward 12. The aoCiea to aaaga woald 
Bcver have been thowght of io the fertile bnia aC 
tte geatteaas froa Vardl2 if the aeeeptaBee «< the 
report had beea defeated m the iT>* |4aee. He bo- 
liertd tbe ana wtatiwwd by Mr. LcsKii aaa *«•- 
eieat t o aecare na ufftrm aea to aake the reviaioa. 

idacaaeataf UW iataoabaaid to dwell apua. 

Mr. WUtHMce aid that Mr. D^ia bad tried to 
^et the floor bat war cat off by tbe pm t io a t qr 
aoa, aad !>e took the opportaaity to have r' 
aaa'raotioapat. Wbea be waoatheeoa 
Un. Mx. Hailev aad Mr. Whartoa wo.ked well aid 
|he it i i » iM a ca* aa tbi ii e, aad now it a gongtoeoat 
•MM. He thoaght the adoptian «< i 

have a aoothiag effeet apoa the j 





Mr. 1ft hartoa aaid the Coaacil bMl alreadv 
at ctaw Zres web aCaOed with the oedcr. ^M* ia to 
pay all *hr e^penpca of die reviooB. the rei t ite* of 
ti« coaaiaioacta, cle*ieai aMMaaee, aad aD other 
e xp e a> « * that aay ne feaad an.* w a y . Ma ne of the 
eon (ui->.ibr f^. i-aa expect to l e eei i e fSM; they will 
ba- ':haiic»« about that. 

>' '.vi tbat froa tbe readiag <-f tbe 

the ^ woald be cbarged to tbe ap- 
prt., 

>i ; rmgbt tbe order el'ar providiag 

for • „.ni •.! ihr**''. "■'>':*.'<''"*T« toieviae 

the a, tbe exper -ed fCM9. 

Tb»^ cf arra-" ' 'rdiaaitcev. 

"nt: - I bi6 iagcaintv, 

can! -r' P « anii a g ttree 

CML ' 'T iinaaea aMana bat 

oae tbe oraiBaaeea ate M be 

reri- ■ •!' ol the fMM. 

M wbea ttie < 



Mr. f rt I aao raited the |n>at ot order tbat tbe 
wdeii a g tk^ yea* and oars and 
oat of order, which Mr Wbit- 
to M cocreet, and wiabeo he bad aade 
waen tbe other geatteaea were arking their 



alieadT picked oat farthepbee. 
. Whitaore withdf e« 



Mr. 



die 



to Hicieially 



Caaoriaet tbowdtt tbe revbaoa o^h: to be 
doae ibw year aiM weM, aad tbe citv oaght to be wil- 
Bag to pai far having it weD done. SMM aeca* lo 
he too aall, aad u will be baid to ted three eoape- 
teat aea wiliiag to wore for taat laak He woald 
aot be wiOrag to do it, aor did be thiaa aay lawyer 
OB the Coaaittee oa Urdiaaacra woald be wDlac ta 
do it fee aay laa be woald receive oat of the fMM. 
Itiabadpoiiey tobaveaaythiagbata flfft^iaer re- 
If tMM it to be tae »aa heaboald ■■ove 

woaM rather have oae aan paid $att» tbaa three 

aea paid «MMl 

Mr. Laara. of Ward 14, wu wiUiag that the Coa- 

i tbamU r.«e>ve $30M aad the city pay the 

of >be priniiag. Tbe order said aoMiag 




prond. 



Tbe recoaaderatiOB prevailed, yaa M, aays 21 : 
Teai! — Sarry, Ba'e«. Boyle, Caanoo, Ccaiiell, Cot- 
ton, l>a v. L>»ri:B»-r. l*fr*ir. .?. r>»>noTa»-, P. J.DoBo, 
voo, £u. zoaorick. Ford, 

Frsi^r. . a, Hoagbtoa, 

Hantrea.. i^.i>;... i>--r. »j>r:i. na^^oire, Marahall, 
Matbew?, D. McLaogbUn, P. Morriao", Mallett, 
Marph , Orr. Powers. Proctor. Qaigiey, Roge*»- 
SmiHi, Stack. Strange F. B. Taylor, J. Tar lor. Tee- 
van, Wat=h. ^^»!ch, 'Wtntmore — K. 

NaT? — .e'ow, Boratoo. Brows. Cbi^er- 

ine, Cb: . nv, Dmiia. Eddy. E. P. Fi^, 

Freeman, t reaco, 6ood, (iieeaoagh, Huton, How. 



I aid be iateaded that the 
aaddolaia Aoald coverall theexg 
paiatiag. He woald be 
ed Ac city doe- tbe 

Mr. Wtaanoa aid they needed 
Th^ aaili^ to get 

thrown away huaaat a a aligfat differeace t 
aaa. Tbe t ea dea c y laat year wa« t' • n»e 
lies of ci^ n^oilt Iweaaw; we wanted tbe bc»t 
we coaM get. Maay aaa woaldake tbe oo-<tioa for 
^M or fUM. bat we want Ae nest. We want to be 
able TO go to tbea aad aay that «e will pay tbea 
what » natit and we want Aea to do the work well. 

Mr. Eaerr aav»4 to lecoaait, ao tfaa> tbe coa 
■ntree euald iatrodatr an order to cover the prb*. 
ing. He eadd tcad the order in ao otber 
that the flMMwM for the iervieeaof Ae 




Mr. giteaaa « 



adiceaa 



t. thoachttbe 
the order 



ana opao 

!»hoald be 
would be paa^m to-fitght. 

Mr. fiucT-- withdrew tht: aocioo to rccoaait, aad 
Mr. WUtaon; odfot«d an aaaadaeat to the 



JANUAKY 36, 18 8 3. 



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meiit that the $3000 be exclusive of printing, which 
Mr. Lnuten accepted. 

Mr. Whitraore moved to further amenfl so that t 
should read ''commissioner or coniini-ssioners.'' The 
revision of '76 was done admiraoly by one couimis- 
.aioner. The work can be done in'maoy respects bet- 
ter by one than three. It will be le^'t so that liis 
Honor the Mayor can see what should be acne. 

The amendment was a'lopted. 

Mr. Freeman moved to amend Mr. Lauten's 
amendment by striking out the words "exclusive of 
printing." If there are to be three men he thought 
flOOO each was sufficient. 

Mr. Whitmore said Mr. Freeman was throwing 
doubt where none existed. He i bought they better 
stick to the tir-t proposition. 

Mr. Freeman's a'nendmeiit was rejected. 

The amendment of Mr. Lanten was adopted. Mr. 
Lauten moved to reconsider hoping it would not pre- 
vail. 

Mr. Wharton moved to specially assign to the next 
meeting at eight o'clock. The rtporc had been la- 
mentably chansed and hardly anything remains ol it. 
Let us assign it until the next meeting and see what 
conclusion we will reach. 

Mr. Huntress opposed the assignment. The three 
commissi ners who revised tht- public fta'utes receiv- 
ed only §3500, and 13000 is sulficieDt to revise the 
ordinances of the city. 

The motion to assign was lost. The reconside ratioD 
was lost. Sei't up. 

As a'nended, the order reads — That his Hor.or the 
Mayor be, and he hereby is, authorized to appoint a 
commissioner or commissioners to revise tlie ordi- 
nances of the tity of Boston, the expense attending 
the same, exclusive ot printing, not to exceed three 
thousand dollars, do be. charged to the appropriation 
for incidentals. Sent up. 

PROIECTIOX OF THE WATEK SUPPLY. 

The following was received: 

EXECOTIVE DEPAKTMENT, ( 

.lai.uary 25th, 1882. J 
To the Honorable the City Council. 

I hereby call the attention of your honorable body 
to the report of the f^ouimittee on Metropolitaa 
Drainage and the petition ot the City of Cambridge, 
now before the legislature, relatins; to the Shaw- 
shine river as affecting tne Mystic water supuly of 
the City of Hoston: and I respectfully suggest that 
such appropriate action as the premises demand be 
taken therein. 

Samuel a. Geeen, Major.. 

Sent up. 

Mr. Greenough, of "Ward 9, offered an order — That 
the Committee on Water be authorized to take such 
action as tiie^' may deem expedient for protecting 
the interests of the city in matters relating to w ter 
supply and d^ainate before the pre.-eiit leuislature, 
and for that purpose to expend a sum not exceeding 
$1000 from the revenue from Cochituate water. 

Mr. Grenough of Ward 9 — In accordance with the 
suggestion of his Honor the Mayor, I have offered 
this order after so. e consultation with the Commit- 
tee on Legislative Matters, who are more than wili- 
insr that the consider'ttioo of interests with which 
they are unfamiliar should pass from their hands to 
that ot another committee. 

The order was pas^ea to a second reading, and Mr. 
Greenouyh moved to suspend the rule. 

Mr. Lauten of Ward 14~I remember that last 
year Hve thous'^nd dollars were appropriated for a 
purpose similiT to this. I have never seen a report 
how that money was expended. If the committee 
are to have anthoiity by this order to spenc flOOO, I 
hope they will repori how the money is spent. 

Mr. Greenough -I can assuvs the gentleman from 
Ward 14 tha it he will call for a report within a 
reasonable time we Ciin show that the expenditure 
was properly made. 

The rule was suspended and the order passed. 
Mr. Greenoujrh moved to reconsider. Lost. Sentup. 

claim for use of patented invention. 
The following was received: 

Executive Department, ) 
January 26Ch, 1882. ) 
To the Honorable the City Council. 

I hereby submit to your himorable body the ac- 
companying petition, wuich expl..ins itself, ot Mar- 
cus P. Mortoi., for such action in tne premise.- as shall 
seem fitting. 

Samuel a. Green, Mayor. 
The petition is that of M. P. Norton, attorney, for 
compeusption for the use of certain patented iuveo- 
tious in coi/ue^itioii «ith steam fire engines. Re- 
ferred to Joint Committee on Fire Department, 



petitions referred. 

Mr. Freeman, of Ward 10, presented the petition of 
Michael J. McCarren to be paid $9 for charcoal sold 
to the Water Board by one <t his drivers, C. H. 
Cumniings. Referred to the Committee on Claims. 

Mr. Morrison, ot Ward I, presented a petition of 
Roger Deveuy, Jr., tor compensation for personal 
injuries received while employed on the Stony 
Brook improvement. Referred to Committee on 
Stony Brook. 

WATER FROM SHAWSHINE RIVER. 

Mr. Greenough, ol Ward 9, submitted a report from 
the Joint Committee on Watw, on the request ot the 
Water Board, that the Mnyor petition tor an act; 
granting authority to the Ciiy of Boston to take the 
Shawshine river for a watei suppiy (referred among 
unhnithed business from the last year) — That tne re- 
quest ought to be granted. Accented. Sentup. 

Mr. Greenongh. of Waid 9, ottered an order — That 
the Mayor be requested to petition the present legis- 
lature for authority to take tue Shawshine river as a 
water supply. 

Mr. Greenough— The Committee on Water yester- 
day save a heariou to some petitioners who objected 
to the city making application for authority to take 
the Shawshine river. But in spite of the objections 
urged, the committee concluded to pat in this order. 
The City of C><mbridge has a^ked tor the same au- 
thority. If Cambridge were willing to leive the 
Sliawshine river a'on.-, I think the City of Boston 
might oe well concent to do so until the question of 
the drainage ,f the Mystic valley is settled. Bat 
while ii is probable that the Mystic valley is likely 
to be polluted by drainage, we cannotstaiid by and see 
any other corporation come in and take the water of 
the Shawshine withi ut making an effort to obtain it. 
Therefore the committee feel that it is nece-^^sary to 
nut in a petition for that supply ot water in order to 
get a standing with the City of Cambridge before 
the Leeisiative Committee. I trust the order will 
pass as it commits the city to very little. 

Tie order was passed. Mr. Greenough moved to 
reconsider. Lost. Sent up. 

DIRECTORS OF EAST BOSTON FERRIES. 

Mr. Farwell, of Ward 15, submitted a report from 
the Joint Special Committee appointed to nominate 
Directors ot East Bostnn Ferries, recommending- the 
electii'u ot .'ilderiian William Woolley antl Couucil- 
men Henry farkiuan uid Clarence F. Lovell to rep- 
resent the City Council, and ot Charles H. B. BrecK 
to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of 
Ebeuezer Adams. 

Minority Report. 
The undersigned re.-pecttuUy represents that at 
the meeting ot the committee appointed to nominate 
Directors of the East Boston Ferries, he gave no ice 
of his disseiit from ihe recommendation of said com- 
mittee as to the representative from the Board of 
Aldermen, ana of hs inten ion to recommend the 
election of another person. That the person whom 
he intended to nominate has declined to allow his 
name to be used, aurl the niider.^igned has not had 
sutlcient time in which to select another candi- 
date. That lie joins with the majority of the com- 
mittee in recommending (he election of Messrs. 
Henry Parknian, Clarence P. Lovell and Charles H. 
B. Breck, but wishes fiu'tlier tinie in which to present 
the name of a representative from the Board of 
Aldermen, and therefore respectfully requests that 
so much of the report as relates to that subject be 
recommitted. S. B. Stebbixs. 

The question was upon the acceptance of the ma- 
jority report. 

Mr. Wharton asked if the acceptance of the ma- 
jority report would prevent any discussion upon the 
report of the niinority and the President said it 
Would. 

Mr. Wharton moved to substitute the minority re- 
port for that of the majority. 

Mr. Whitmore — riie matter is ^o unexpecteo, I am 
not at all clear whether we have any right to enter- 
tain the minority i-eport or not, but certainly, it is a 
sugge-tion without urecedeiit. Here is a committee 
consisting of dve membeis to make noiniiia'ions; 
four of tlieni come in wiih nominations and one Siiys 
he is not ready to bring in a lull list, and would 
like further time to do it in. I do not see that the 
matter is or can be properly before this Council. 
The committee have not asked tor time, and I do 
not see thai we can listen to the request of a single 
individual brought in in an informal manner, and iiot 
being the reconimeDdation on his part of a candi- 
date, I 00 not see that we can give any attention to 
it wnatevw. It seems to me lliat so miich of h's re- 
port which asks for further time cannot be presented 



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to us. He 13 not a member of tuis Council, and con- 
sequoiitlv he cauuo' rise and ask that the matter be 
recoiiiuitted. It ^eems 'o iiie his request has uo 
stai:dii)j; in tUi> bo:iid. The luajorily have come in 
with iheir uouiinutiuus, ai d Mi>tt id ull they have to 
do. Whenever the majority of a noiuiuatinf; coui- 
iniitee make a I'eport, a minority report must he 
submitted, if submitted at ail, at the same t me, and 
it must be nominations and nothiiij;- else. 1 hope the 
•reiuleinan will witudiaw the motion, hec-iu-e 1 think 
the Council would dislike to make such a departure 
from precedents in '.he past. 

Mr. Wliarton — I move that so much of the report 
of the majority as reports the names of nicmbers of 
the Common i'ouiicil ami a director a' larsje, be ac- 
cepted, and so much as nominates an Aideimanfor 
director be recommitted. The report of the minor- 
ity asks lor further time for ilie rea on that a candi- 
date wa* :iot obtaine'l by him in tune to present to 
this bodv to-«ij;ht on account of the resignation or 
refu-ai oi a frentieman to serve. 1 think it is clue to 
the minority to K've turtlier time, and 1 hope the 
Council will do so. 

.Mr. Whitmore— The cas' is without precedent, 
an I this is not an occa-ioii wuen we should make a 

{jiccedent. A nrmiinating committee is sent ut to 
)riiiir in 'lanios. As a t;<-ii''ral rule, the Co .ncil do 
not care wli J are nominated Ballots are i)>'epared. 
and otleii gentlemen nominated are not elected. The 
acceptaucf of the reoort don't amount to anytUin};;. 
If it (lid It Is certainly very unrilrto accept om^ which 
seems to ca^t •< slight upon an Alderm in on the nitre 
ground tint somebody liesired somebody else. I 
think we -hould proceed to ballot wirhout regard to 
what the committee have recominended. I move 
that the report be laid upon the table and that we 
procei'il to ball it. 

,Vir. W'hartiii— If Hie reijrirt is laid upon the table, 
We shall then have nothiiig from the nominating 
commiftee to act upon. 

.Mr. Whitiuorc— Will the gentleman allow me to 
offer him a ballot? 

.Mr, Wh.irton- The gentleman is "ndeavoring to 
ca.'St ridicule upon what I say. 1 iindrr>tdnd that 
nominating coiniuittees are appointed to prt-sent 
names of proper persons to vote tor, in this case as 
Directors of Ferrie''. If we act upon the sugge tion 
of the {jentic'iiau from Ward 12 we shall ''irtualiy do 
away witn the nominatinjr committee's report. 

Mr. Morse asked if it was competent to proceed to 
ballot whe'her tli report is accepted or not, and the 
President said undoubtedly the Council could so 
vi'te. 

Mr. Wliit'oore called a'tention to the decision 
wade bv Mr. Healy one or tw > ye. rs ago. that ilie 
report of the nominatina coiuMiittee does not liav e 
to be accepted, and that Afheu they have made their 
rei'orf they have discharfred their duty. 

Mr. Whitmore withdrew the motion (o lay on the 
table. 

Mr. Wharton's motion to substitute was lost. 

Tae majority repm-t was accepted. 

On motion of .Mr. Devlin tlie Council proceeded 
to ballot. 

Comiuitlee— Messrs. Rogers of Ward 22, JJarry of 
War<l IG, Emery of Ward 18, Ford of Ward 17. 

Whole number of ballots .68 

Necessary lor a . lioloe 35 

William WooUey had 46 

Joseph CaUhvell 7 

S. U. .>«tflibiiis C 

Clinton Viles 4 

Charli'S H. Mersey 1 

Thomas N. Mart 1 

Heiir> Parkman 45 

riarence f. I.oveil 40 

John B. Fitzp.itrick 31 

N . G. Smith 3 

Andrew J . I'orier . 2 

Joseoh B. Fitzgerald 2 

John B. Kitzgciald 1 

James E. Fitzgerald 7 

C. K.Oniglev 1 

Dudley R. Child... 1 

At Larye. 

Charles H. B. Breck 52 

James J. Doiiertv 1 

C. F. Doherty 1 

Messrs. WooJIey, Parkraan, Lovelland Breck were 
elected. 
Sent uD. 

HATS FOB POLICE OFFICERS. 

Mr. Welch, of Ward 7, submitted a report from 
the Joint Committee on Police on the order re- 
ferred amonsr the unfinished business of last year, 
requesriiiB the Police Commissioners to provide a 
suitable bat or ca to be worn b\ tne nodce officers 
on duty in City Hall, ins'ead of the helmets worn at 
present — That the Commissioners propose making a 



change in the style of head dress worn by the officers 
in question, and no further adion is necessary on 
the part of the Ci'y Council, .\ccented. Sent up. 

.'iOLDIERS' BAZAAR. 

Mr. Welch, of Ward 7, submitted a report from 
the Joint Committee on Police that the order re- 
(juestiiig the Police Commissioners to assume and 
pay the exp. use tor oolice service at the Soldiers' 
Bazaar — That the order contemni tes an expenditure 
for a purpose f>r which the City Council is not au- 
thorized to appropriate iiionev, and tliei efore ougiit 
not to pass. Accepted. Sent up. 

HIGH ANT) LATIN SCHOOL DRILL HALL. 

M.t. ('Ink!, of Ward 17, oll'ered an order — That the 
Committee on Public Buiidin<;'s be and they are liere- 
bv auihoiizPd to aake suitable provision for lighting 
the dr 11 hall and gyinnasium of the English Hiah 
ai;d Latin School Building; the expense thereof not 
exceeding .$900 to be ciiamed to iho appropriation 
for school houses, public buil<liii;;s. 

Mr. t hild presented the following: 

To the Citi Council of the Ciiyof Boston. 

The Committee on High Schools having the charge 
of th J buildings occupied by the High .-chools of the 
cit\, have unaiii<iiousl> voted tore(jiiest yotu' honora- 
ble bmly to provide suitaideipipiiitt and lixtures tor 
lighting with gas the 'I rill hall and (rymna-*Uim of the 
English High and Latin school, at an expense not 
cxceedi:ig one thou-'and dollars. 

Charles L. Flint, Chairman. 

Boston, Jan. 26th, 18»2. 

Mr. Child iiiovtd to suspend the rules so that the 
order miu'lit be pMsscfl this evening. 

Mr. Child — The niping of this drill hall and srym- 
nasiuni was intenaed in the construction of the 
building, and this is merely carrying out that iiiien- 
tioii. It is desirable to car'y it out now, because the 
hall will be ne.-ded for evening use. It has already 
been engaged for the 20tli of Feoruarv lor a meeting 
of the High School Association. In order that it 
may be done speedily I h"pe the order will be passed 
to-nif!ht, and 1 move to suspend the rule. 

Mr. Wharton — Has it been bef< re ai^y cnmniittee? 

Mr. Chibi — I have cciisultea the individual mem- 
bers of the Committee on Public Buildiiit's and they 
see no objection to it whatever. They say it is car- 
rying ou*. the intention when the building was con- 
8tr ncted. 

Mr. .Mathews asked for what purpose the hall was 
to be used in the eveniug that makes it necessary to 
light it. 

Mr. Child — The drill hall will be u-ed for evening 
orills and the gyinnasiuni may b" used for evening 
classes Tde High and Latin evenine schotds arc to 
have the privilege of using the gymnasium, and if 
ptssible It will be used in the evening as well as in 
the daytime. The School Committee have granted 
the use of the exhibition and drill bads for the meet- 
ing of the Knglisli High .School As^^ociation, and un- 
doubtedly the Latin .School Association may ask for 
the use of it later on. 

Mr. .Smith ot Ward 21— It is usual to refer mat- 
ters of this Kin.' to some committee The lishtine 
of the Hmh School builMng wa* prevented from 
going through tor two or three months on the ground 
that it wDiild be mutilated by the introduction of 
gas pipes. I move it be referred to the Committee 
on Public Buildings. 

Mr. Child — Usually I do not oppose references to 
a committee. All matters, with some possible txcep- 
tiocs, should be referred. I tnink Miis is one o*' the 
exceptions. The use of this building has been 
granted fur the 20ih day of February, and the School 
Committee reijuest tnat this onler mav be passed im- 
mediately. The Committee on Public Huildings are 
famili'tr with the subject and can speak for thena- 
selves. 

Mr. Mathews — It seems we are asked to expend 
nearly .'flOOO to ))ut gas piping into ihis drill hall to 
enable the Engli-h Hiirh School Association to meet 
(m the 20tb ot February, and, perhaps, the Latin 
School Association later on. The schools do not drill 
in the evening .'or the last fifteen years they liave 
invariably drilled in the afternoon. I do not believe 
the School Committee propose to allow the schol- 
ars to .e collected together in the evenine to drill. 
I believe the real object of this expenditure is to tit 
up that hall for receptions and matters of that na- 
ture. 

3Ir. Morrison, of Wurd 23— This is the first 1 have 
hearc ot the order. I believe this hall was intended 
to be piped and I do not see any obj^-ctjons to the 
committee doing it now as well as any otl^r time, if 
it is to be done. Not having been on the sub-com- 
ndttee which had charge of the builuing, I am not 
acquainted wi:h the necessity for the piping. 



■j-CA- N- xj. A: :k; y ^:&-i 1 1 &su. 



• ivtr; Wliittnore— The propositian may well be eo- 
tertainefl if the coiurtiittee bave enongh monev, bfe- 
cause all this matter of school building* is one m 
which we have \vr\ little autho'ltj and are really 
the servants of tbe Sciiool ComiDittee. I do not see 
tli-it it is any more extravafiant or out of the way 
tha,n other expenditures made on thiit building. 
If thty spend the mou<'y for tbis purpose and lit up 
that elegant hall, 1 hope the .School Oonimittee will 
inv te u^ down thei-e soiijp eveniiis. It Is the nicest 
dance hHil in the city, and has not beeu u-ed as it 
should have bf en. i'bere are many member* of the 
School Committte wliosf acquaintance can be made 
witn advantage by even gi-own up people. If they 
would give one or two little receptions down there io 
the evening, it would inuke it, more pleasant. No 
doubt the committee have the money aad can soend 
It. If those people get down iiiere they will have a 
sood time, aud perhaps, if we behave ourselves, we 
shall be invited and have a front seat. 

Mr. Smith — I fail to see ai'ythingin the remarks of 
the gentleman from Ward 17 whicb makes It urgent 
to pass this order to-night. It is a [iroper subjecr to 
go before the committee. When the lighting of 'he 
Evening High sC'Ool was before us it was referrea to 
a committee, a eooO deal of time was spent od it, and 
it was ihoroiighly discussed pro and con. I don't 
think anything will be lost uy waiting a week. 

Mr. Whitmore — To speaK seriously , if we are going 
to do it there is no reason lor uvitting it off. If it 
is going to be any convenience to have it done before 
the 20tn of February, there is no rea-on for putting 
it off There is a little money in ihe appropriation 
which can be used for this purpose. The School 
Committee are the oidy judges of this matier. If it 
is i^oing to t'e done at all, it mie-ht as well be done 
before the 20ih of February. Let us either be civil 
about it or retuse it at once. 

The rule w^s suspended and the order was passed 
— 40 for, 11 aeainst. Mr. Child moved to reconsider. 
Lost- Bent up. 

BOAKDS AND COMMISSIUNS. 

Mr. Greenougli, of Ward 9, offered an order— Tha'' 
his Honor the Mayor be requested to petition the 
present legislature for the pas-awe of ai. act author- 
iziiig til" City Council to substitute such board or 
Boards as it may detennine for existing commissions 
or departments, whether elected b\ the people or 
otoerwise apuointed; the salaries and duties of tbe 
members ot said boards to be such as the City Coun- 
cil may from time to time detennine. 

Mr. Greenongli— It is with some hesitation that I 
offer that order, but the rea.'ion I do so is that it is 
the last oppoit unify left to us at which we can o£ff»r 
such an order, if this City Cinmcil proposes to do 
anything whatever in the way of making any change 
in <iur mode of City Government. While there may 
be considerable diitereoce of opinion as to what is 
the proper change from the preseit comini:-sion-, yet 
I think a large portion of this Council are dissati-tied 
with the present method. If this City Council pro- 
poses to take a ha d in remodelling the present 
method then we had better get rhe power t,o do it if 
we can. That order cocnmits the City Council to no 
change whatever. It is a tilanket order cover- 
ing ; ny change we may make. There is no 
knowing whether the let.'1-lature win grant the 
power. Everybody knows the subject of commis- 
sions was referred to a special committee 
last year, who alter a large amount of work brought 
forth a very small result. We need permanence in 
the management of our deDartments. It the present 
luanagcmeut is such that the whole tone can be 
changed by a change in tbe Board ot Aldermen and 
Common Council, I think the system does not fill 
the bid. It may be suggested, it it goes to the legis- 
lature, what does tiie gentleman want who offered 
that order? I am prepare to say in a geneial way 
what 1 do th^nk is the change we had better make. 
There are minor details which I miabt alter: in fact 
I might alter the wljole thing, but so tar as I have 
loi>keo at it, 1 think the City of Bosion might be 
governed in about this wav. In arriving at this con- 
clusion I have taken considerable pains on the sub- 
ject, have read the report of t'ae special co niinittee, 
have mulled over the thing a aood ilea', aiui taken 
pains to -ee what has bei^n done in other cities where 
cbartprshavehecn morerei-ently obtained, and where 
they are working satisfactordy. 1 think we should 
have a Board of Public Works composed of the 
present Street Commission, Water Bnanl and Build- 
ing Depanment. I think we should also have 
another board called a Board of Public Safety or 
Protection in which should be the Health, Police 
and Fir« Commissi mers. That I mean simply as a 
sketch which might be elaborated and improved. 
The way those boards would work would be this: 



Tbe Board of Public Safety would- be composed of 
the Health, Fire and Police Commissioners. I think 
ever.vbody has ^-ome to the conclusion that there is 
not Work enough to do for the three members "f our 
board. Certainly the board I am connected with does 
not have work enough for the three commissioners, 
and one active commissioner could do all tbe work 
that is necessary, but there are cert dn matters in 
which responsibilities occur, such as Che pui'chase of 
land, making contracts of vniue, &c.,ana ofoourse the 
associ ition of o.lier men on the commission would 
be of great service. I suppose the Police Commis- 
sioner would have entire charge of the discipline of 
hia own department. He would be practically su- 
preaie in it. So would the Fire ano Health Commis- 
sioners. But in pre>enting estimates for expendi- 
tures they should be required to present them to the 
boards oi which they are member.-, and those esti- 
mates would come before the Auditor with the en- 
dorsement of thai board. Each commissioner would 
be supreme in Ids department uu to a certain 
point, but it might be put into the ordinance 
that no contract for more than $10,000 should 
be made by one commissioner without the con- 
sent of the other members of the hoard. That 
wouli promote strength in the department and 
place restraint upon the action of individual com- 
missioners. Now gentiemeii, this is an unusual 
time of the year to bring in a propo^itiOD of +his 
kind. It may be said the proper way would be to 
elaborate the matter by our special committee in all 
its deiails, and then go to the legislature. If we 
wait "or them the next City Government would have 
the making of the new system and we shall have 
nothing to say about it. i$ut if we get authority 
from the legislature to alter our commissions theii 
this City Council can hope to do something about it. 
I trust the Council will take the same view that I 
have and vote to petition lor this power. 

Mr. Wh tmore— 1 haopeiied to be here in 1875 
when the revision of theoitv charter was commenced. 
From tnat time, I have had many hours devoted to 
the study of the subject. It is now ten luii.utes of 
eleven o'ciock. I do not think the C<>uncil dc-ire to 
hear my wisdom upon the subject. Having read the 
order, I move the previous question. 

The main question pa.* ordered. 

The order was read a second time and put upon 
its y&s age. 

Mr. Freeman of Ward 10— From the remarks of 
the gentleman trom Ward 9 I sncukl judge ^e had a 
report trom the Special Committee on Commissions. 
He seems to have t.)ld us all about it. I prefer to 
have the worif done by a larger body of men. I 
don'r think we should perition the legislature for 
something when we ilon't know what we want. I 
move to refer to the Special Committee on Ctmmis- 
sions ami Beards. 

Mr. Greenough— 1 have no desire to interfere with 
the business of the Special Committee on Commis- 
sions. If the passage of ihis order would commit 
the City C(.uncil to the nlan I have suggested, I 
should certainly not expect to see it passed on so 
si ght an examination. But the refusal to pass the 
order will prevent this City Council trom doing aiiy- 
thmg on the subject except making up its mind that 
it would like the nexi, City C^juncil to do it. I don't 
knowwheiher the geritlemaii from Ward 10 proposes 
to take a baud in the next City Council. Personally 
I do not look toryvard to any such pleasure. I should 
like to take a hand in remodelling the City Govern- 
ment this year. If we can set forward (-nongli to 
do that, I think we better try for it. ana not be put 
down by the sneer of the g<^ntleinan from Waro 10 
at the exalted wisdom I am suppo.sed to have 
shown. 

Mr. Cummings of Ward 10 — I do not see there' is 
anything in the order that is a reflection upon the 
committee yvlio aie considering the commission It 
is simply to the effect that the Mayor shall petition 
for authority to make certain changes. Tie commit- 
tee are consideiing the question whether certain 
changes are desirable, and if so, what. Therefore, 
I do not c|uite see the pertinency of "^Le suggestions 
of my Ci/lleague. 

The motion to refer was lost. 

The order was parsed. Mr. Greenough moved to 
reconsider. Lost. Sent up. 

INVESTIGATION OF THE POI.ICB COMMISSIONERS . 

Among the paiiers from the Board of Aldtrmen 
was an order that the reports of the Committee of 
last year on the Investigation of the Police Coramis- 
sioners, together with the evidence educed at the 
he: rings, be taken from the tiles and referred to his 
Honor t e Mayor. 

This order was passed over as among debi table 
matters early in tbe session, at the reqxiest ot .Mr. 



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Freeman, of Ward 10, who called it up later Id the 
sessiim. 

iVlr. Freeinan— Since I bave been a meuiber of the 
Gouticil, 1 liave not beeu sur|ir'srd ac au.vtbinu tlie 
Alueruien have) doue, a» at their xction un tbe order 
froiu this Council to consider the report of last year's 
coiiiuiiilee. Tlieir luiiuls may have beeo all • iglii 
abour i:. I'hey may have thouj;bc it was all right and 
proper, but it looked to me very mucli like shirking 
their outy. Whichever wav ibe coiinuittee report, 
they ouali't to bave indeiiencieucc euouiiii to report 
one vsay or the other. li' the commissioners !:ave 
not done what is wrong, tbey ought to Oe exonerated 
upon a favoraole report oy a Couimittee ot the City 
Council. 11 they have douo what they ought not to 
have done, they ough; to have been reported against. 
1 think the proper way to do, is to take up m:i tiers 
referreu to thi* City Council, as tbey were referred 
to Us la t yeai. A committee coi.siderea this 
matter carefully last year, and made a lorn; re- 
port. 1 thiiik the nest way to do is to take that re- 
port and consider it. sj that we can report with some 
intelligence to the City Council. Then if we have 
any recomuendatious to make to the Mayor, for or 
against the coiuinissio;>er.», we can do so. I there- 
tore move that the order from the Board of Aldei- 
men be iurtertnitely postponed. 

Mr. Whartou—1 would ask the Chair whether or 
not that order is pioperly before us. 

The fresidcnt — fiie Chair thinks tlip point is well 
taken. The Council sliouid either vote to recede or 
or insist upoi> its former action, it having liisposed ot 
this matter otherwise. 

Mr. Freeman moved that the Council insist upon 
its former actio .. 

Mr. Whitiuore— Will the Chair be kind enough|to 
state what tbe former acti<m was? 

The President— By an order passed ar a previous 
meeting the reports referred to in this order were 
coinmittca to a special committee, and the comiuit- 
tee on the part jf tiie Council was appointe'i and tbe 
order was sent tn the other board for concurrence. 

Mr. Whitmore— And tbe other board, it 1 uiider- 
staud it rigi'tly, do uot concur, out on the contrary 
substitute this order? 

The President— The Chair is not officially informed, 
as their action is not betore us in any other way 
except 10 the proceeiinijs, but he unaerstands they 
laid the matter upun tue table. 

Mr. Wliitmore — Whether the mitter Is properly 
betore us or not, 1 will move that tliC Council recede 
from its former action. I do not undertake to speak 
fo' the lioard ot Aldermen, but 1 heard a discusion 
upon tbe matter, and as 1 under-tood it, the reason 
tbe Aldermen took this action la that the Mayi>r has 
power to remove the commissmners for cause. If 
evi<:ence er.ouifu was collected last year to warrant 
their removal, the Dest thing to <lo w-i:^ to lay it be- 
fore the Mayor, and let him decide whether it was 
sufficient. The coiumiitee of 'his vear will have to 
do tbe work all over again. They will have to bave a 
new hearing. Kverybodv knows that ihe proceedings 
of the committee of last year were verv wearisome 
and amounted to very little in result. If the reports 
and evidence are suhndtted to the Vlayor, he can ex- 
ercise liis judsrmeut intelligently and his power ii'de- 
pendeiicly. I don't think any better disposition can be 
made ot last year's coiiuuittee's work than to turn it 
over to his Honot the Mayor. 1 undertitandthat was the 
reason which led borh the iriends an oppuneiils of 
the present comniissionera to tbiiik this is the best 
way out of it. I must sa 5^ I coincide in tbe opin.on 
that if v»e send this to a new couinnt'ee, we arc only 
goiue^o have 'he bo'ber of last year. I hope we 
siiall put this matter into tbe hands vt the man wlio, 
by liis office, is iblig-d to exaiuine into it. If we 
Can ;:et rid ot our iiower whic;h we can onlv exercise 
by concurrence, we are not shirking onr iluty by giv- 
ing tne iVI lyor an opnortunity to exercise his power. 

Mr. Wharton of vvaid 11— It is perfectly true that 
the Mayor can reimive any Police Coniini.-.sioner. 
It is also true tln-t a^iy Police Coiniiii.ssioner can be 
removed by the vote of two-thirds of both blanches 
of the City Ciiiincil, by ;ote 'aken by yea and nay. 
I ucderstaiiil *he object of the inve>tiiatmn 01 last 
year wa-i to arrive a' a conclusion whether tne City 
Council should remove the Police Commis ioners. 
That Whs the objeotot the appoiutuient f the special 
committee of tnis year. Whether or not the Ccuo 
oil i* to do that i-i a'<iue-tion for them to de'ermine 
to-ninht. If the Council intend to determine that 
question tbe% should not do what the gentlemaQ from 
Ward 12 proposes. If they do i-ot cboc-ie to do so, 
they should take the step he favors. 

Mr. Whitmore- -I agree en irely with what the 
gentleman sjid. But tbe Mhjov ha- power to remove 
at once, and it takes a vote of two-thirds ot both 
branches of tbe City Council. 



Mr. Freeman— If we bad originally started out by 
referring this matter to the Mayor I dcmt tiiink it 
would have been shirking our duty; hut «*e original- 
ly appoi'ted a committee, and the present committee 
is to consider tiie report of tbe loriner committee 
and nothing else. Personally, it would be my view 
to hear the commissioners if tbey lad anything to 
say in favor of themselves. But I !<hould not think 
the com tnittee bave authority to give iiearings to 
outside parties. Having passed that order 1 think it 
is shirking our duty to reter it to th ■ Mayor, and I 
think the Aldermen do -lo after having objected to 
reler to a special oouiinittee. 

Mr. Quiuley of W ard 2 — Seeing that the gentleman 
from Ward 25 is not here, 1 shall feel obliged to move 
tue previous (piestiou. 

The main qiiestion was ordered. 

The Council refused to recede from its former ac- 
tion, ftlr. Freeman moved 10 reconsider, hoping it 
Would not prevail. Lo-t. *eut up. 

Subsc(|uently Mr. Freeman moved that the Coun- 
cil insist upon -.t' former action in the appointment 
of a >pecial coinmi'tee. &c. 

The President — Tbe motion to recede having been 
decided in the neeative, it is equivalent to a liiotion 
to insist, 

WASTE OF WATKR. 

Mr. Greenough, of Wai-d 9, offered an order- That 
tbe Jo lit Sanding Committee on Water be in- 
structed to iiivestiga'e ana report upon the beat 
methoii of restricting the present waste of water, 
and that they he authorized to expend for that pur- 
pose a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars from 
the Cochituate wa*pr revenue. 

Ordered to a secono reading. 

SEVENTEKNTH OF JUNE. 

Mr. Harding, of War'l 3, offered an order— That 
three meniliers ot the Common Council, with such 
ag toe lioard 01 AMermen ma^ join, be a coininittee 
to make irrani:ements tor the celebrati<m in the 
Cbarlestown District on the 17th ot lune next, of 
tbe anniversary of the battle of Bunker Hill, with 
authority to expend for that purpose the incoine of 
tJie Fo-y and Habcock funds, and an additional sum 
of $2000, from tbe appiopriation for incidentals. 

Orderec* to a second reading. 

THE TAKING OF LIFE BV FOLICEUEN. 

Mr. Whitiuore, of Ward 12, offered the following: 
An Urdinaiice 'o amend an crdinance in relation to 
tbe Police Department. 

Sect. 1 Tbe ordinance in regard to the Police 
Department is herel>y amended by adding tbe fol- 
lowiiiii section: 

'•Sect. 20. It shall be the dutv of the Board of 
Police Commissioners in jase any member of the de- 
partment, in the discharge of his auty, shall t^ke 
the life of any person, to suspend such officer trom 
duty until an investigation has been iiia<K. It shall 
he the duty of sat > board, in such case, to make an 
immediate ibve-tigation of all the facts and 10 re- 
port the same to the City Council with their opinions 
III the matter, at tbe earliest day pos«ibie. due refer- 
ence being had to 'he action of the courts of law " 

Mr. Whitmore — 1 shall move the r«-ference of the 
ordinance to the Committee on Police, because 
though I thin'i it to be within the poweis of the City 
Council, it i!< a matter which should be consid- 
ered c-arefuily before any steps are taken. Tbe 
rea-ou why I offer the order at the present time is 
this: As all the Council probablv kiio*, tron having 
read the dai'y papei^s, on last Sunday eveiiinga yi'ung 
man living in the ward I have the honor to represent 
in part, was shot bv a policeman. Now, sir. I 'lon't 
intend or desire to take any part in regard to the 
rights of the mailer. I con tine mvself tothestate- 
niciit made in tiie newspaper, ami not c uitrailicted 
but contirme'i by the reports which I have heard 
outside, that the youna man so shot ilowp, was 
slea 'y and iiKlustri<ms, and nearly the only >uoport 
of his f:iinily; that wheu he was shot he had no a^n- 
gerous weapon in his hand. I am also informed tiiat the 
policeman w»s larue enouiih to have taken care of 
the young man without any vert great 'difficulty and 
without having recour-e to the pistol. But, sir, as I 
have already said, I do not intend to judge the mat'er 
from one side or the other, but I do feel that there 
mu-t be some error in thea'lmini-'trition of the Police 
Deoartment. wheu, as I am inlonncd that "aiue offi>:er 
was on dutv the next day and is on du'v at tne pres- 
ent time It seems to me that tbe taking 'if life is a 
very erious matter. It is one that genilcnien may 
smile over when it does no* take one of their fi lends. 
But it is not a matter 'o be laugheil or joked at It 
is a f«rrible event to take Dliice in any coiu.niinitv, 
that under any circu "Stances the life of a'y imlivid- 
nal should be taken. It seems to me there 



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irtiOTiId be no immunity from policemen differ- 
ent from private individuals. If you or I, fir, 
tbonld shoot a bui-filar ai night, we should at 
least expect to ol>serve a cenain appearance of 
reeret at the necessity for it. It seetus to me that in 
sncb a case as this the oflBcer should be suspended 
until an investigation by tbe Police Commissioners 
or the Grand Jury could be had. Not feeling sure of 
the powers of the City Council in this matter, I havfi 
thought it best to bring m this ordinance and ask to' 
have it referred to the CouiU'ittt-e on Police to con- 
sider. It is not a matter in which I tMke sides. 
1 have just as much regard for tbe policeman who 
is to detend life and property as I have for any other 
person. On the other band I think there is a certain 
amount of decorum to be ot>«erved. 1 do not think 
the action of the commissioners has been wise or 
prniient in continuing this officer m the usual dis- 
charge of his duties. The ordinance goes so far as to 
pre\entthe commissioners, in case lite is talien, that 
it shall be considered se far a se'ions n atter that it is 
to be presumed that some justiticat'on shall be 
given to this body which is charged with the respon- 
sibi.ity to a certain degree of looking after the ac- 
tions of the police. I trust the ordinance will be 
referred and that the committee will c msider at once 
whether it is within our power. If it is within our 
powers, I think tbe Council will agree with me that 
it is an ordinance which ought to De passed. 

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on 
Police. 

PUBLIC PAEKS. 

Mr. Freeman, of Ward 10, offered an order— That 



all matters before the Joint Special Committee on 
I^ublic Parks of the last City Council be referred to 
the Joint Standing Committee on Public Parks. 
Passed. Sent up. 

The President, as a matter of form, appointed on 
the Joint Standing Committee on Parks the members 
he haJ previously appointed on the Joint Special 
Committee on Parks. Sent up. 

THE KNEELAND-STBEET TRACK. 

Mr. Freeman, of Ward 10, offered an order— That 
the Committee on Legislative Matters i-eport why 
the city was not represented at the hearing given by 
tbe Joint Committee on Railroads at ttie State 
House Jan. 19, 1882, on the petition of the Ciiy of 
Boston for the removal of the Boston & Albany 
Railroad tracks from Kneeland street. 

Mr. Freeman — I noticed in the Herald of January 
19 an item tba' no one appeared for Boston to sup- 
port the petition before the legislature for the re- 
moval of the Boston & Albany R. R, tracts in Knee- 
land street, and the hearing was postponed on that 
account. I supposed we had a committee to attend 
to matters at tbe State House. I don't see any of 
the members of the committee present, though I sup- 
pose we have some one here who belnngs to it. I 
should like to know why they haven't done their 
duty. 

oil motion of Mr. Freemao the order was referred 
to tbe Joint Committee on Legislative Matters. 

Adjourned, on motion oi Mr. Siiiith,of Ward 21, at 
11.22 P.M. 



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53 



BOARD OF ALDERMKN 



CITY OF BOSTON. 



Proceedings of the Board of Aldermen 
JANUARY 30, 1882. 



Keeolar meeting of the Board of Alderman at 4 
o'clock P. M., hig Uouor Major Green presiding. 

EXECUilVE APPOINTMENT. 

Coal Weiglier— Micnael Ooherty, TJumas Bamsey 
and Corneiiug Maiioney. Conilrmed. 

PETITIONS REFERRED. 

To the Committee on Survey and Inspection of 
Buildings on t/ie part of the Board — Petitions for 
leaTe to locate electric lichis as follows: 

AmeriCHU Elpcti-jc Light Co., on Treraont street, 
from Boyljtou gtrtet to School street. 

J. H. Heraey, 310 Atlantic avenue. 

H. Rice, American Hou«e, Haniver street. 

A. R. luighaui, UitT Hotel, Atlantic avenue. 

Srcall IJros., lo projCct an electiic light in front of 
their premises, 671 Washington street. 

Mutual Un'on Telegiapu Co., to project an elec- 
tric lisht in front of tueir premises ut<.oruer of Milk 
and Feiieral streets. 

To the Committee on Lamps— Mra. P. H. Spelman, 
for a ftrecu lamp at 136 Bjoadway, South Bo.-ton. 

To the Commttl^e on Health on the part of the 
fi«ard— PetitioD* loi leave to occupy stables as 
follows: Rebecca T. Sliaw, new wooclei., two hcrscs, 
Mellville avenue ncnr Washin^jton stieei, Wani '^4. 
L. C. Conaiit, new woodeu, tour horses, 130 Couaiit 
street. Ward 22. 

Caroline Lravitt and others, for removal of stable 
at 12 North Bennett street. 

'Jo the Joint Committee on (/aims— Ju'ia E. Brig^s, 
to be <;ompen."ated for personal injuries caused by 
unsafe condition of slnewalk of 89 BartUtt s,,reet, 
Cnarlestown. 

Catherine Sullivan, to be paid for injuries caused 
by unale sidewalk at corner of Cbauncy and E^sex 
streets. 

To the Joint Committee on Swvey and Inspection 
of Buildings— H. IJ. lioMdeiiough & Co., to erect 
wooden buiidiot! on North Beacon street, near Ly- 
miin avenue, Ward 25. 

To the Committee on J'aving^Hew England Wes- 
ton Electric Light Co., lor leave to dig up Eastern 
avenue. 

Reed Itros. & Sawm and others, that Dursfable 
street, Cbarlestowu, be graded, edgestones set and 
sidewalks oaved. 

J. H. Crosl)} and others, that Camden street, be- 
tween freiiiont -treet and the Bosto j & I'rovidence 
Rfcilroad, may be graded and properly surtace i. 

Suffolk BrewiuM Co., for leave to erect a tempora- 
ry plattorni on Eighth 8"ieet, to facilitate the deliv- 
ery of ice to its orewery. 

5l. E. Manufacturers' and «Iechanics' Institute, tha*. 
Huntington avenue, near their building, may be 
gradt»d, &c. 

refir S\ olf , Jr.. auii others, that Mechacic street 
be provided with sidewalks, &c. 

William W. Nicuols and others, thattOliio street, 
betwtftii Shawuiut avenue and \Va.shiiigton street, 
be paved witn flat granite blo-ks. 

Natlianiel B. »JoEgett, fi.r abatement of sidewalk 
assessnieii' on Ls>'ex ^tr^et extension. 

H. Kelloiig.Jr , und other-, Jiat a plank walk bfl 
lain im the wcst Mde of Washington street, Ward 24, 
between Harvard street and the N. Y. & N. E. R. R. 
depot. 

N. E. Wesiou Electric Light <k)., for leave to set 
poles in Wasbington, Eiienil, Portland, Merrimac 
anu otlier streets, in tne .Mill i'^no District. 

Jau es Madden and otiiers, that edgestones be set 
on Ntwion street, Brighton District, and tne road- 
way uiacadaiiiized. 

S. W. Haydeii and others, that Nepooset avenue, 
from p. pe's Hill to Jiepouiet oridge, be put in order 
for pub.ic travel. 

J. 1). Braiuan »nd others, that Beacon street, from 
Broi'klinc avenue to St. Mary's stiect, bt graded 
and nia< adau'ized. 

Bosi on AVater Power Co., that Dalton and Fal- 
niouili strt-cts be graded and put in oruer lor tiavel. 

Altred Papeneau and others, that Green street, 
from Wasliinutou stieet to liie B >ston & Provid'-nce 
R. R., be griidtd and macadamizeu. 



R. L. Framplon and others, that Neponset avenae> 
W. R., be graded and gravelled, from Hyde Park 
avenue to Cauterburv street. 

Abbott Lawrenceand other*, that Walk Hill street, 
from Blue Hill avenue to Back street, be put in good 
Older for travel. 

•lohn Weld, Wm. Minot and others, that Hyde 
Paik avenue be graded and put in order tor travel, 
and sidewalks made from Walk Hill street to Hyde 
Park line 

Metropolitan R. R. Co., for location of an addi- 
tioual track in Washington street, between Temple 
place and Boylst^n street, and bei.ween Koecland 
and Dover ^treets: also for a single track in Knee- 
land street between Harrison avenue and Washing- 
ton street. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Frost- Whitten Case. 

Resolution that William Frost is entitled to the 
seat occupied by Charles V. Whi'ten. 

Alderman Slade ollcred the following as a substi- 
tute: 

(trdered, That the special committee of five ap- 
pointed Januaiy 16, 1882, to whom was referred the 
Deiition of Mr. Frost for i> recount of ballots, be and 
it is hereby discharged from a further c(iusideratioa 
>if the subject, ami that ttie peiitiou be referred to a 
special couiuiiltee consisting of the whole Board of 
Aldermen. 

The substitute was adopted and the order as amend- 
ed wa« passed. 

On motion of Alderraun Slade, it was voted that 
the board meet at 2 o'clock P. M. to-morrow, for the 
purpose of counting tne ballots. 

[See proceedings later in the session.] 

Aldermen' It Contingent Fund. 

Report of Finance Committee and order to trans- 
fer f om reserved fund to contingent lund of Board 
of Aldermen $1500. 

Aldtirnian Stebbins— I ask that this go over until 
the next mee'ing. There is so much confusion in the 
chamber, that I do not feel like saying what 1 desire 
to say upon this master. 

Further consideration of the subject was specially 
assigned to the next meeting. 

Trustee of the Public Library. 

Election of one tru-tee of the Public Library on 
the I art of the Common Council. 

On motion of Al'ieiuian Woolley an election was 
ordered. Committee, Aldermen Hersev, Ualdeman. 

Whole number of ballot? 12 

NfcefS iry lo a choice 7 

Charles K. Prati had 6 

William li. Whitmore had 7 

Mr. Whitmore was elected in non-concurrence. 
Sent down. 

HEARINGS. 

Hearings were had on peiitions to locate and use 
steaii. enames, etc., by 

Siierburne & Co., 53 Oliver street. 

Avery lAciate Co., 386 Athmtic avenue. 

Fraiiiv A. Phelps, 17 Harvard street. 

George H. Derby & Co., 55 Charlestown street. 

Clark & Smith, 231 Medford street. 

No objections Referred to Committee on Steam 
Engine;. 

PAPERS FROM COMMON COUNCIL. 

ADPoiutmei.t of Mes-r^*. Bnyie. Proctor and Stack, 
to be jiiii.ed, a coiuniitt.ee to nominate a Snperiniend- 
eut of Printing. Concurred, and Aldermen Hart 
and Hall were joined. 

A|>i)oiiitnicijt oJ -Messrs. Huntress, Stack and Ford, 
to be joined, a committee lo noiiiioaie Record Com- 
mis-ion(!is. Ci'ii.urred, and Aldermen Anthony and 
nersey were j incd. 

Order lo reier all unlini^hed matters rela'ing to 
public parks to the spcciil committee on that sab- 
ject. Pa.-se<l in concurrence. 

Report that city has no authority to pav for police 
service at Soldiers' Bazaar. Accepted in concur- 
tfcnce. 

Report that no action is neces.^ary on change of 
style in police hem ets, as the commlssioneis intend 
to niHke some improveme:it8 therein. Accepted in 
concurrence. 

Order lor Committee o- Public Buildings to ar- 
rantie tor lighiiig the drill hall and gj'miiasinm of 
the English Hiijh and Latiu schoolliouse; estimated 
expeiiS' , S900. Referred to Committee on Public 
Buildings, on motii'n of Alderman Hart. 

Report recommending the election of the follow- 
ing pcisoi 8 as Directors of Ea-t Boston Ferries: 

Aldeiinan — William Woolhiy. 

Council— Henry ParKiuan, Clarence P. Lovell. 

At large— Charles H. B. Breck. 



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Oertiticate of election of above candidates. 

Tbe report was accepted in concurrence, and on ' 
motion of Alderman Hail the board proceeded to an 
electiou. Committee — Aldermen Caldwell and 
Pratt. 

Whole number of ballots 12 

JJe essarv for a choice 7 

Alderman William Woolley had 7 

Alderman Josenb OalUwell had — 4 

Councilman Heniy Parkman had 8 

Councilman CI aence P. Lovell hart..., 9 

Councilman Jolin P. FitzpatiicK had 5 

ChanesH. B.Breck.fcr Director at large, had.. 12 

Me=srs Woolley, Parkmau, Lovell and Breck were 
elected in concurrence. 

Report and order for Mayor to appoint a commis- 
sioner or coramis-'ioners to revise rbe ordinances of 
this city at an expense not exceecing §3GC0. exclusive 
of priutiD!!. Order passed in concurience. 

Ordi-r tor Mayor to petition for an act to allow 
the Citv Couucil to substitute such board or boards 
for existing commissions, wheth=^r elected oi ap- 
pointed, as maybe determined. Passed in concur- 
rence. 

The order for Mayor to cause tablets to be placed 
in cercaui banal grounds, came up ? mended so that 
the Coma ittee on Common, etc., shall unite with 
the Mayor in the consideration thereof and teat the 
inscriptions and estimates of the cost shall be sub- 
mitted to the Citv Council. Concurred. 

Additional Water Supply and Drainage. 

Report from Comnjittee ou Water that application 
should be made to General Court for authority to 
take Shaw>hi(ie river as inxiliary to the Mystic sup- 
ply. Accepted in concuiren'-e. 

Order for Mayor to petition General Court for the 
above authority. Passed in concurrence. 

Message from Mayor advising action to protect 
city'i interest in matters before the legislature on 
subjects of metropolitan drainage and Shawshine 
river water supply Placed on tile. 

Order for Committee on Water to attend to the 
matters sugcesied in the above message of the Mayor, 
and that $1000 t)e appropria'ed therefor. 

Alderman Hall— I am not prepared to give the 
Water Board authority to spend a thousand dollars 
at the legislature, and cannot vote for this order. I 
move that it be laid upon the table. 

Alderman Caldwell — 1 don't think the Alderman 
understands the matter. This has not much to do 
with the matter. List year there was a soecial com- 
mittee on what is called the Mystic Valley sewer. 
Tt at same subject will come up this \ear. It was 
thought best for a special committee to be appointed 
to take charge of this matter, but after it was talked 
over i was deemeil best to r.-fer it to the Committee 
on Water, as they conld ''o it with less expense, and 
at the same time tale the rest of the matter into con- 
sideration. It will he necessary f^^r the Committee 
on Water o spend some little money, b.^t the Water 
Board will have noihi'-g to do with it. 

Alderman Hall — I am sorry to be forced to say 
anything upon this subject, but it is a subject I am 
nor much in love with. As it is before us it should 
be understood. We have a Citv Solicitor, a part of 
whi'se dunes is to atieoo to those natters, and also 
we have a Committee on LegislTive Matters. It the 
Committee on Legislative Matters cannot do this 
business as it ought to be done, with the aid of the 
City Solicitor, we ought to get another committee. 
It seems to me we can cio it quite as well as the 
Water Board have managed their affairs for the last 
few years. For one I am not prepared to vote one 
dollar for an appropriation for this mat'er until I 
know «hat is going to be done witli it. I am 
not quite satisfied with the action of the Water 
Board. 

Alderman Hersy — The City of Cambridge have 
petitioned for authority to take the Sbawsbine river 
for a water supply. In the event of 'he VAty of Bos- 
ton being obliged to construct a sewer through the 
Mvstic valley, it will b? a Question whether the city 
should not abandon the entire Mystic supply, and m 
that case we ought to be prepared to take the Shaw- 
shine river in place of the Mystic. If it is given to 
Cambridge we are forever shut out. The City of 
Boston wants to be in a oosition where she can have 
authirity to take the Shawshine. It we vo to the 
legislature we shall be exactly in the same position 
that the <,"ity of Ca'nbridge is. "f the Citi of Cam- 
bridge had not apolied for it it woi:ld not be neces- 
sary for the City of Boston to apply; but she having 
done so we, to get a standing before that committee 
at the State Hi.use, must put in our claims at once. 
I don't know that any portion of this appropriation 
will be spent, but it is deemed recesiarv to meet any 
emergency that may arise, that there shoald be this 



small approuTiation made, that we jnay properly 
place the matter befoie the committee of the legis- 
lature. It we delay action it will be tO) late. I 
thifik the order had iietter be passed, that the city 
Diay be in a proper j,o«tion before the legislature in^ 
thi< matter. 

Alderman Hall — The gentleman hasn't answered 
my question at all. You have a Committee on Legis- 
lative Mattel-. Are you satisfiefi with them? If 
not, I am perfectiv ready to resign and have any 
member of the Committee on Water put in my place. 
We a^ked for an appr'Driatioii of live hun^ifeddol- 
larn for our committee to do all sorts of things. A 
thousand aollars m^y seem small to a body handling 
30 large appropriations as they are, but it is quite a 
large °^8um. Then again, bow are we to take the 
Shawshine river, if we have to bring it down through 
■he Mystic val ev. I have walked over the d strict 
« number of times, and I think we might as well 
have the Sudbury river. I am net quite ready to 
vote tor this. I don't think it is quite right. 

Alderman Hersey — Isn't it worth wnile for us to 
have power to take it? It costs nothi[>g. 

Alderm>in Hall— It is to cost a thouaand dollars. 

Alderman Hersey — It may co-t nothing. 1 would 
ask if the legislature ai-e uot considering the petition 
of Cambridge. 

Alderman Hall — Thev are, I believe. 

Aldermen her-ey — This communication was re- 
ferred to the Water Committee, who were sujiposed 
to be more familiar with 'bat department than the 
Committee on Legi-lative Matters. 

Aliermar. Cal'l«eli— The Alderman opposite don't 
exactlv understand the bearing of this mntter. I 
would state to the Alderman that last year— or 
perhaps he knows it just as well as I do — the le^is- 
lature passed an act that the sew ge of the tan- 
neries that enters into Mystic lower oond should be' 
taken out, and the City of Boston was ordered to do 
it. The citv of Hootim is. now trying to see what it 
can do not to do it— that is, to have it go somewhere 
elr-e. If by speeding a thousand dollars, or even live 
thousand, we can save spemling al undred thousand, 
it seems to me it is proper to do it. All that this 
order is for is to have this one thousand dollars 
ready to sneiid if it is necessary. If bv spendinu one, 
two or three thousand dollars we can stou the ex- 
pense of building this sewer we should do ii. 

Alderman Hall — Py reference to the Auditor's re- 
port I find that the Committee on Mvstic "\'^alley 
Sewer last vear spent some tive thousand dollars be- 
fore the legisla'iu'e. I don't know whetiier they 
spent it upon the -lewer or not. But I haven't seen 
anythitig they have received for it. This thing do"'t 
want to be carried an \ further. Economy dictates 
to us to lay 'his npon t' e table before we go an? fur- 
ther. If y our Committee on Legislative Matters can- 
not attend to this, I don t believe the Committee on 
Water can. 

Alderman Caldwell — If the Committee on mystic 
Valley Sewer spent tive thousand dollirs last year 
a .d saved the city nfry thousand, it sedus to nie it is 
quite a good move. I don't know that ihev have, 
but the prospect IS that rhey have saved something, 
or are in progress of saving something. Tlie act 
passed la-t > ear was for tue City of Boston to take 
care oi all the sewage on the line oi the My tic 
river, and that noiie •■! it sh.uld enter into My-tic 
lower po'id. All the money that is to be spent i* to 
get some methoil by which the sewage could be put 
somewhere else, ar<i require ti^e towns of Medtord 
and Wot-urn to take care of their own sewage. The 
committee did everything they could for the interest 
of the city. I think this thousand dollars should be 
appropriated, or we should give it to another com- 
mittee to spend Something has got to be done, 
otherwise the City of lioston has got to take ca'e of 
the whole sewage en the line ot the VLystic. 

Alderman Hall called for the yeas and nays, and 
the motion ro lay on the table was lost, — yeas 2, 
navs 9. 

■leas— Aldermen Hall, Stebbins — 2. 

Nays — Aldermen Anthoin, Caldwell, Haldemau, 
Hart, Hersey, Pratt, Slade, White, Whitien— 9. 

Absent or not voMig — Alderman W oolley — 1. 

The order was passe i in conenrrence. 

Alder'uan Stebbins — It seems to me the communi- 
cation of his Honor the Mayor is of sufficient impor- 
t-nce for the City Council to consider, especially in 
relation to the .jlan for a roetrooolitan systeiii of 
drain ge. If the plan of ilie commission is adopted 
it will impose a large expenditure npon the City of 
Boston. The oroer making t.ie appropriation of 
a thousand dollars relates only to the Alystic 
Sewer. 

On motion of Aldermaa Stebbins the communica- 
tion was ordered laken from the hie, and referred to 
the Committee on Water. 



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BOARD OF ALDERMEN 



The Investigat' on of the Police Commissioners. 

No'ice of tue refusal of tne Common Council to 
agiee in the reference of the police investigation re- 
port to the Mayor and of the adherence of the Com- 
mon Council to its previous vote for a special com- 
mittee to con.-idei tnis >ubject. 

Alderman Hall— I see by the record 'bat the Com- 
mon Council took some exceptions to my motion to 
lay on the table. I would therefore move to tike 
from 'he table the order referring to a joint special 
committee the reports of the commii tee of last year 
OD tiie investigation of the Police Commission; and 
I would move that the whole matter be referred to 
his Honor the Mayor. 

The order was taken from the table, and the board 
ins-isted upon its former vote, referring the whole 
matter to I he Ala\ or. Sent down. 

PETITION FOB STEAM ENGINES. 

A petition was received for leave to locate and use 
a stejni engine bv the Nt-w Engliind & Weston Elec- 
tric Light Co., on StanDope street, of 600 horse pow- 
er, ani an ordei of notice was passed for a hearing 
thereon on Monday, February 21st, at 4 o'clock, P. 
M. 

STATION-STREET CROSSING. 

The following was received and referred to the 
Committee on Paving: 

UosTON Police Commissionbbs, ( 
January 30, I88U. ) 

To HisHoi.or the Mayor and Honorable (.'ity Council. 
The Board of Police Coinmis-sioners respectfully 
call attention to the dangerous condition of the 
crossing of the Boston & Providence Railroad at 
Station street, ani) suggest the necessity of plac- 
ing gates thereat, and taking >uch measures as may 
be necessary to protect public travel. 

Per or'ier ot the t)oard, 

F. J. GOLDTHWAIT, Clerk. 

FIRE UEPARTMENT. 

A request for an additional appropriation of $8000 
for Fire Depai-tn>eiit (City Doc. 19). was received 
from the Fire Commissioners and referred to the 
Committee on Fii'e Dcpartuieiit. 

Ah.ernian 'NVooney said the Committee on Fire 
Department at a mePting to-day coujiiierfd this sut)- 
ject, and he submitted from said committee a re- 
port recommending that the requ<'8t be granted. 

On motion of Aldei man "Wooiley the request and 
the report were referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

PUBLIC PABKS. 

The second annual report of the Commissioners on 
the Departu>cnt ol Public Parks (City Doc. 16) was 
received and referred to the Joint Committee on 
ParKs. 

A PERSONAL EXPLANATION. 

Alderman Haldeman — As this board have re- 
turned to their senses, a: <1 placed ttie Wuitten- 
Frost coiitrovrrsv in a channel tor satisfactory set- 
tlemeLt, 1 now beg the permission of the board to 
make u personni explai'Ution. 

At (mr last session Alderman .Ste'ibins took occa- 
sion to vent an accuiunlutioii of spleen and in viola- 
tion fl all carliamen'ary usvigv, cnarge<i Aldciman 
Woolley and myself by name with moral dishonesty 
and with liavnij? made fraudulent retnins. His 
vicious uitqck upon meha- been taken up by his foot- 
ers ano nigais to be dis-eminated with libellous ex- 
aggeiatn.ns and false conclu-ioiis so as to do me 
seriensii jury witb a portion ot the community who 
do not know me. I tlierL'lore ileein i' a duty to my 
family, my friends and my ccnstituents tu make aa 
equally imblic denial of hi- faNe charges and h'lve it 
appear upon tlie official record of thi- board, which I 
Uuw uo in the most uiiqnaliried iiianneT, in every way 
to all iusinuatious, iuuundoes or speci lie allegations 
that may reflect upon mv honor or inregrit.v a> an 
Alderman or as a geiitleuuui. It is a very easy mat- 
ter tor a charlatan to select certain passages 
from the Bible, and by placing false construc- 
tions upon their meaning, manage to kick 
up a good deal of contu-^ion in the coiumunitv. 
1 nave in luinda certain fehow who travel ed ti rough 
the country when I was a young m'"n. with a series 
of aiagrams, calculations ana hisibly-colored pictures, 
among winch was a te.Tilde "iragon having seven 
beads and ten horns, tiom which lie proveii, to the 
eiitire SHtistacticn of mai y of my neighbors that 
the world was on its last "legs, and ti.at it was high 
time to iH religion and order ascension rones. 
It is also a com'mon expedient for a prtitocging law- 
yer to quote auihorities and legal opinions to suit 
his pnruose and to es.ablish » tirst-rate case, until 
equally goo'i authorities and better opinions are 
produced to the contrary. It is fairly parallel and 



just as feasible for a maobine politician, whose repn- 
tion and experience as a counter of votes aiid a 
manipulator of ballots is well establf-hed, and 
who has achieved more astounding results and 
overcome far greater majorities in tne w^y 
of counting out one candidate and count- 
ing in another than has ever been creoited 
to the skill of either Messrs. WooUey, Klynn, VVhit- 
ten or myself, to analyze a portion of the report ot 
the Boarii of Alaermeii of 1881, and by special plead- 
ing draw certain cooclQ.-ions which might not ap- 
pear when considered as a whole. 1 am quite wil- 
ling to admit that the analysis of my counting in the 
Frost vs. Wuilten contest foreshadows an unsavory 
state of things, a'ld that the Daily Adveitiser cor 
rectly says that i-ome explanatioii is necessary to 
show why Mr. Whitfen should gain so steadily and 
Mr. Frost lose as steadily. But is it not equally per- 
tinent to inquire how it was that the 4 to I commit- 
tee of 188S, who recounted the l)allot?, managed to 
take >o many votes away from ivlr Whitten and to 
give them to Mr. Frost? Now, Mr. Chairman, I do 
not purpose to be convicted on any such circuinstao- 
tial or manufactured evidence when absoiu e testi- 
mony can be produced. The ballots themselvrs must 
be broufjht before us, and if they tiave not been 
tamiiered with or "dottored" I have no doubt all 
apparent discrepancies can be explained or accoun- 
teo for in n satisiactory maimer. In the meantime I 
desiie that we should look at this question as a 
whole, and also take into consideration the charac- 
ter, interests and prejudices of the two committees 
I will reiterate that that of 1881 was absolutely disin- 
terested, non-nartisan and honest. The recount was 
general, and no mans seat in controversy- It was 
car.. fully conducted under the immediate supervis- 
ion of vir. Clinton Viles, as chairman vvlio did very 
little counting himself but dcvoterl his entire time to 
the personal inspection of the work of his committee 
an<i their clerks. It wa soon discovered that the 
ward returns were not reliible, but not until the last 
nit'ht did any one suspect that any change wouM be 
made in < he seating ot either of the candidates. I 
have here a 

Table showinp the differences between ward returns 
and a recount by the Board of Aldermen of 1881. 

FOR MAYOR. 

Ward Ketiirns. Recount. Ditl'erence. 

Albert Palmer ll>.7G7 19,724 43 loss 

Samuel A. Ureen 20 46 J 20.129 33 '• 

FOK AI.UKKMEM. 

Cyrus S, Haldeman ■24,ii93 25,443 450 gain 

Joseph C'uldweU 24,5»5 2«.956 42 1 " 

Clin'on Wnite 22,l;r5 22 54G 411 " 

Andrew J. HaU 20,fi&9 20,0<i3 :J44 " 

Paul II.Kenoricken 19.468 19,759 301 " 

Charles V. Whitten 19.6^1 19,887 26B •' 

Thomas K'. Hart 20,838 21.085 247 " 

Benjamin F. Anthoiiv.... 19.8*5 20,086 240 " 

Wilhau. a. Wlutjnore....l7 :<71 17,oSl 210 " 

George 'urtls 15,626 15. -26 200 " 

LuoiMS Slaoe 2 ,543 21,735 192 " 

Samuel A. B. Abbott 17,860 18,038 178 " 

Francis B. BeiU'inoiil.... 18,785 18,«.'^l 166 " 

William Woolle\ 20,051 20.186 135 " 

George L. Thorndike 19,482 19 616 134 " 

James J Flvnn 18.033 18,163 '20 " 

Charles II. llei^ev 21,261 21.375 114 " . 

Solomon H. .-^tebbins.... 21, 075 21,187 112 " 

John Kabson 17.135 17,237 102 " 

Laban Piatt 20.247 20,346 99 " 

Thomas J. Wbiflden 19.264 19,354 HO " 

C. H.B. Krerk 16.149 16.227 78 " 

William Frost 19,775 19 803 28 " 

-VsaH.Caton 17,643 17 612 31 loss 

Look'ng at it from thi- standpoint, it will be seen 
that there is nothing surprising in the fact that Mr. 
Whitten gained :;G6 votes ovei the ward n turns on 
the Deuiocraiic .■side, when .Mr. Clinton White ganed. 
411 on the Kepuyiican side. Nor is ir anv more sur- 
prising :liat Mr, Frost gained but 28 vot-es over the 
ward returns, when Mr. Asa Caton lost 31 votes from 
the ward returns. 

Is it not re-isonab!e to say that It is vastly more 
surprising tliat the purely i artisan committee of 4 to 
1 should be aide to figure out 204 votes for Mr. 
Whitten anil 86 tor Mr. Fro-t? Should not they 
stand up and show us how they took 62 votes from 
Mr. Whitten and gave 58 to .Mr. Frost? 

I think the extremely partisan character of the 
coinm'.ttee appointed ov hi> Honor the Ma.\or sliould 
go far to neutralize toe value of theit report. The 
sekctirn of Alderman Thomas N. Hart was espe- 
cially unlortunace. He is the last man in the board 
who should be allowed to sit in judgment upon a 
trial m which Mr. V» bitten is the defendant. Tlie 
issue ol the last election was principally between these 
two candidates, and thou-ands of dolarn were spent 
in the purchase of votes and m the oorruption of meu 
who had charge of the ballots in cer am precinctii 



J A N U A R Y 3 , 18 8 3 



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If Mr. Hart possessed the delicacy and fine sense of 
propriety be tinds so much wanting in Mr. Whitcen, 
he wonld have refused to serve as 3 prejudiced juror 
in a case like this, and have promptl.v stepued down 
and out and maae place for Aldeiuian Andrew J. 
Ball, who should nave been plactii upon the commit- 
tee 111 the tirst place. As the 4 r,o 1 committee have not 
shown their cuiDpari^on of the votes of o'her candi- 
dates in the 12 preeincis conn ted by Mr. Reed ana 
myself, — say, for instance, my gain of 450 votes, Mr. 
Caldwell's yain of 421, and Mr. White's gain of 411, 
on the one extreme, aon that of but 78 for .VIr. Breclj, 
and Mr. Caton's loss- of 31 votes on the oth r, and 
let Us see how they run, — it is impossible for me to 
strike an average or to show by fair inferences and 
conclusions that the fluctuations were not peculiar 
to the votes belonging to Mr. Wbitten and Mr. 
Frost. 

In the absence of anything but conjevture and dif- 
ferences of opinion as to the causes ot the various 
discrepancies, I have suggested the theory ihat uer- 
haps out- cotumittee rejected votes which had 
been accepted by che other wnen covered, 
more or less, by "stickers." Alr.erman Slade, 
whose experience and judgment are of value, 
has offered another in the shape of oojectir ns to tue 
debit ana credit system ado pted by the committee 
of 1881 and given examples of gross mistakes made 
by that ejmmittee and rectitied by his. If his theory 
is better than mine, 1 now claim the benefit of it to 
exonerate niy^jelf from the suspicion of carelessness 
or inaccuracy it not dishonesty, and will therefore 
state that as the reputntion of Mr. James W. ttf ed, 
who assisted me as a clerk, has been fully vouched 
for by Alderinan Stebbiiis, and which I cheerfully 
acieptas authoritative, I purpose to have him bear a 
poition of the responsibility so reckle-'sly placed 
upon my shoulders. Mr. Reed was a stranaei' to 
me s<nd he was not of my selection. We were as- 
signed to each other by the Chairman of the Com- 
mittee, Mr. Clinton Vile-<. Mr. Reed, as clerk, kept 
all 'he accounts, he made all the debit and credit en- 
tries and tallies, and he made all the additions. 
I never touched the sheets, never made a figure, 
tally or addition, except to att.x my initials to liis. 
after the footmys had been veritied and checked by 
Mr. Priest, which I did with ijoiitideiice as to their 
accuracy, which I believe now to be practically cor- 
rect and will so maintain until .sUotvu by ocu !ir dem- 
onstration that they are not. It is due to Mr, Reed 
as well as myself, to last year's committee and to Mr. 
Vile-i, the Chairman, that all the ballots and b-. lance 
sheets and records of both couimittees be produced 
and .-ubmittecj to this board for scrutiny; until that 
is done I will insist that our nccount is worthy of 
more confidence than that of the 4 to 1 coium.ttee. 
As Mr Thomas N. Hart has stilted that he would 
not count ballots with a Democrat,— no doubt, for 
good reasons on his part,— it is not inappronri- 
ate for me to introduce cumulative testimony to 
s' ow that as a Democrat I am woitnv to be 
trusted when the se^t of another Democrat is at 
stake. After the late Sta^e election there were sev- 
eral contested seats, and the Board of Aldermen 
were callea upon for a recount of certain districts, 
and a committee, con.-istlng ot Aldermen S^ade, 
Whitten and myself, was appointed. In Ward 13 
Thomas H. Devlin was returned as a mcnib*ir-eiect 
of the legislature, but his seat was contested by Mr. 
Btennan. In one of the precincts counted by me I 
discovered that he bad been credited with a number 
of votes by the ward officers tiiat belonged to the 
contestani. Had I been the kind of Democrat that 
Mr. Hart's sneers seem to indicate I would have 
agreed with thewiird returns; no question would have 
been rais d, and to-day Mr. Devlm would b' renre- 
senring his constituents at the State House, In.-tead 
01 in the Cooimon ' ounoil. Rather than do this 
simple thing I reconnted the ballots, with a similar 
result, tlienpasseo them over to Mr Whitten, who.-te 
counr agTf ed withmine, and my personal and political 
friend Thomas H. Devlin lost his seat, and at the 
sanie time accepted the verdict with a dignity and 
good Itmper worthy of more general commendation. 
Mr. WbittCD at that time w?s a lamb within the Re 
publican fold, but I believe he was justa-' trustwor'hy 
then as lie is now with the Republican wolves upon 
his track. 

PAVING REPORTS AND ORDERS. 

Alderman Slade submitted the following from the 
Committee on Paving: 

Report in favor of granting petition of New Eng- 
land Weston Electric Light Co. for leave to dig up 
Eastern avenue. Accepted. 

Report and order — That the Massachusetts Chari- 
table Mechanic Asscciiitiou b.' and it is herebv noti- 
tied and directed to remove the electric-light poles